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Brilliant Minds - Geologist Jacek Stankiewics

Jacek Stankiewics grew up in a mining town. Through a vacation job the South African got involved in an earthquake research project, which brought him to the German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam. Jacek develops early-warning systems for earthquakes and analyzes the processes involved in these natural disasters.

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He is especially fascinated by the mathematics used in the analyses. In his free time he is an avid reader and traveller. Although Jacek likes Germany, he misses South Africa's wide-open spaces.

In the Brilliant Minds series, TOMORROW TODAY presents young scientists who live and work in Germany.