Antarctic Kayaking at West Byrd Camp

Robert Anthony, PhD student in Geophysics

Advisor: Dr. Richard Aster 
Contact: ranthony at nmt.edu

About me

I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon where I developed an interest in the natural sciences at an early age. As my late grandfather was a physicist whom taught at Willamette University, I was particularly interested in physics and went to Ohio Wesleyan University to pursue a physics degree. However, after completing a REU in theoretical physics after my sophomore year, the life of a physicist didn't seem as glamorous as I initially thought. Missing the outdoor activities I had grown up with in Oregon, I started taking geology classes while continuing to work on my physics major. The following summer, I was ecstatic to be selected as an IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology) intern. I had a blast that summer, travelling all over the pacific northwest going to seismology meetings and installing and servicing seismic instruments. The rest is history: I completed my double major in geology and physics in May 2010, married my college sweetheart two months later, and two weeks later headed back west again to attend graduate school here at New Mexico Tech. I really enjoy it here and invite any prospective Earth and Environmental science students to get in touch with me if you have questions.