Chris

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number of missions 14 (Mission 1 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Colonel.pngColonel.png1 Paris, Mission 2 22px-Flag of Ireland.svg.png Colonel.png2 Dublin, Mission 3 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Colonel.png3 Stockholm, Mission 4 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Colonel.png4 Salzburg, Mission 5 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Colonel.png5 Genoa, Mission 7 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Colonel.pngColonel.png7 Barcelona, Mission 8 22px-Flag of Norway.svg.png Colonel.png8 Oslo, Mission 9 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Colonel.png9 Amsterdam, Mission 10 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Colonel.png10 Zürich, Mission 11 22px-Flag of Poland.svg.png Colonel.png11 Gdańsk, Mission 12 22px-Flag of Finland.svg.png Colonel.png12 Helsinki, Mission 13 22px-Flag of Iceland.svg.png Colonel.png13 Alan-Shearer.png 25 Reykjavík, Mission 15 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Colonel.png15 Geneva,Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon)
missions commanded 2 (Mission 1 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Colonel.pngColonel.png1 Paris, Mission 18 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png18 Berlin)
destinations selected 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Colonel.pngColonel.png7 Barcelona, 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Munich, 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png18 Berlin, 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Madrid, 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon, 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Perpignan, 22px-Flag of Finland.svg.png Colonel.png12 Helsinki, 22px-Flag of Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon, 22px-Flag of Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, 22px-Flag of Finland.svg.png Colonel.png12 Helsinki, 22px-Flag of Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna, 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png17 Porto, 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna, 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png17 Porto, 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg.png Colonel.png20 Bruges, 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic.svg.png Prague, 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg.png Colonel.png21 Budapest, 22px-Flag of Gibraltar.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 22 Gibraltar, 22px-Flag of Lithuania.svg.png Vilnius, 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna
average finishing position in draws 4.45 (6,3,2,2,6,8(S),4,2,7,4,3,3,5,5,3,2,2,11(V),2,1,10,7,--,--)
best finish in a draw 1st (Mission 21 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg.png Colonel.png21 Budapest)
worst finish in a draw 10th (Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon and 11th Mission 18 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png18 Berlin - when vetoed)

Until Jon joined the regiment, Chris was involved in a bitter rivalry with Dave for king of the dicking around boys. His credits include a one and a half hour wait for a train to Versailles because he forgot it was a Sunday, a two hour bus trip to Drogheda in Ireland only to discover that the last tour of Newgrange would get back after the last bus had left and a long train journey to Berchtesgaden in Germany to visit the Eagle's Nest, which you could only get the bus to during the summer and we were there in the winter (though to be fair, this probably wasn't Chris' fault, the guide book had failed to mention this fact). He is, however, a man credited with some top organisation - Mission 1 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Colonel.pngColonel.png1 Paris was a great success mainly thanks to Chris, and, together with Mike, David and Rupert, he organised Mission 3 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg.png Colonel.png3 Stockholm very well. His choice of destinations have been mixed.

Academic career

Chris's research utilises numerical models in conjunction with observations from Colonel's missions to investigate the fundamental processes controlling the maintenance and balancing of tabuli. Quantification of these processes is a key part of improving the equitability of present-day and future breaks. Chris is also interested in using statistical methods for quantifying and reducing balancing uncertainties.

Selected publications

J-tab-sci.png J. Tab. Sci., 2009, 11, pp923-1011
Pnat.png P. Nat. Assoc. Tab., 2010, 06, pp423-437
Z-der-tabulismus.png Z. der Tabulismus, 2008, 01, pp20-32
Tabulation-and-balancing.png Tabulation and Balancing, 2006, 05, pp288-298