As we are getting closer and closer to the release of Putting the Science in Fiction, Jessie and I are having lots of fun talking to different scientists about their various fields.
On our latest episode of Conversations in Science, we spoke with K E Lanning about geophysics.
K E Lanning received a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University in Nacogdoches, TX and a MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston. In her geophysics career, science met art—imaging landscapes beneath the surface of the earth. K E Lanning is a writer of science fiction too, so of course we had to talk about that too. Take a listen.
Be advised that we did have a few technical issues during recording. Jessie did the best she could to clean it up, but sometimes technology gets the better of us.
Convo Science: K E Lanning Talks about GeoPhysics
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018)
On the show, we talked about:
- what geophysics actually is;
- how geophysics is used (and it's not just earthquakes);
- power generation options;
- a little bit about climate change and environmental issue;
- the impact of discovering that there really was an earthquake overseas while recording;
- and the topics that K E Lanning brings into her speculative fiction writing.
K E Lanning
K E Lanning is a scientist and writer. Born in Texas in 1957, she grew up near Houston in the small town of Friendswood, laced with white oyster shell roads and open fields dotted with huge live oaks—riding horses rather than bikes. But nearby, NASA’s space program shepherded thoughts of astrophysics into her head.
Lanning received a bachelor’s degree in Physics in 1979 from Stephen F. Austin St. University in Nacogdoches, TX and a MBA in 1986 from the University of Houston. In her geophysics career, science met art—imaging landscapes beneath the surface of the earth.
Lanning is also an author of the science fiction series, THE MELT TRILOGY, which delves into the relationship of humans to the Earth.
If you want to find out more about K E Lanning's personal project, you can catch her on her website at kelanning.com