Earth Science / Music

Adrienne Block

“I just never got over that ‘oh wow’ kind of moment.”


  Adrienne Block is a geologist who has collected rocks since she was a little girl.  Her favorite question both then and now is –  “why?”


  Adrienne is a bassoonist in a band named “Henry the Second.”  She loves the bassoon because it possesses the ability to have different musical personalities.

The Enormity of Things

Adrienne Block explores what's underneath the humongous ice sheets of Antarctica.

Part of Something Amazing

Adrienne Block plays the bassoon, closes her eyes, and gets lost in the music.

30 Second Science with Adrienne Block

We give Adrienne Block 30 seconds to describe her science and she does a little dance.

10 Questions for Adrienne Block

We ask Adrienne Block 10 questions and she refuses to sing "Bohemian Rhapsody."

About Adrienne Block

Adrienne Block is a geologist and is working on her Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.