Crystal maze

July 26, 1996

At a time when any job advertisement results in a flood of applications, has Edinburgh University's department of geology and geophysics found a new way of speeding up the selection process? It is advertising for a research fellow in an advertisement which begins: "The Resolution of the MT Method - are crystal conductors thick or thin?" Presumably the first correct answer out of the envelope wins the two-and-a-half-year contract.

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