Welcome visitor on my little homepage and thank you for your interest! First of all, let me introduce myself: I am Thomas, a German Geophysicist currently working in the research and development department of a large geophysical service provider near London, UK.
On my homepage you will mainly find information about me, my work, work-related topics, and some of my hobbies (at least those hobbies that might also be of interest to others). This holds, in particular, for the operating system Linux. I hope you are going to enjoy your visit.
This web site has been created in the course of several days or even weeks and is continuously updated (well, I try to do my best). Do not hesitate to contact me if you find bugs or information that is outdated, if you have suggestions or ideas for improvements, or if you would just like to provide some feedback. Constructive feedback is always welcome! I read every single message I get but I am sometimes not able to reply to all of them (I have to handle quite a lot of emails every day). I apologise for that, and I assure you that I am trying hard to minimise the number of unanswered emails.
If you would like to get in touch with me or if you would like to learn a bit more about this web site and how it was created, please have a look at the imprint.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. (Edmund Burke)
What you can find on this homepage
If you are interested in getting to know me a bit better, then you should have a look at my biography - you can read up on my education, my employment history, and some of my honorary activities.
The address of my office as well as general work-related information including my research interests and professional affiliations could be of interest especially to other geophysicists. As a scientist, I also publish papers in journals or give presentations at scientific meetings or workshops every now and then, so here is a list of some of my publications. I wish I could publish more of my research but time and other constraints usually don't permit to do so.
I have written several documents about various (technical) topics, e.g. Unix shell redirection, sed and awk, C++ and project management books, installation of Linux on laptops, or RAM and swap usage under Linux.
If you have no idea what seismics and geophysics is all about, then you should have a look at my general page about geophysics. Geophysics is not very well known in Germany, I always have to explain what my job is all about and I've heard similar stories from colleagues and friends of the geophysical community.
As a student, I really liked to attend the annual geophysics student meetings. While I might have become too old to attend the GAP meetings myself, I still try to support this campaign. Here is some information about the GAP. It's really worth to spread the word.
This web site also hosts some photos that I took in various places around the world.
Es war ein Stück vom Himmel, dass es Dich gibt. (Herbert Grönemeyer, Der Weg)