Congratulations to Brooke Johnson, 3rd year DTP postgraduate (Hertford 2015), whose DPhil research has been turned into the latest animation by Oxford Sparks.
This 2-minute animation takes you on a journey through time, with Brooke himself narrating the findings of 1.4 billion-year-old rocks he discovered on fieldwork with postdoc Rosalie Tostevin in Northern Australia last year.
The resources to make this animation was awarded after a competition open to academics from all departments across MPLS and MSD, and at all stages of their career. Brooke’s topic was chosen from 54 submissions for its fascinating and well-explained research story and his overwhelmingly clear enthusiasm to share his work.
Oxford Sparks animations are a great tool to showcase research. Alongside each animation are teaching resources, some of which have been featured in the Time Education Supplement. All animations are given to the Big Screens network which are featured in Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester and Leeds. The recent Machine Learning animation was featured in the Royal Society Machine Learning Supplement (page 61).