Theoretical & Computational Seismology

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    2022 Tromp group photo

    Prof. Jeroen Tromp (far right), having a casual discussion with Will Eaton, Lucas Swade, Congyue Cui, and Rohit R. Kakodkar outside Guyot Hall.

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    ORNL 3D Tomography

    (a.) View of the mantle below the Pacific, warm colors denote slower than average seismic wavespeeds. Cold colors denote faster than average seismic wavespeeds associated with subduction zones. (b.) With three-dimensional tomography, scientists can isolate vertical as well as horizontal slices of the mantle. (Image courtesy of Ebru Bozdag, University of Nice and David Pugmire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.)

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    Hom N. Gharti, vertical fault nsplit inf slicez0 hconv

    Credit: Hom N. Gharti

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    James Smith, 24 contour vpvs

    Credit: James Smith

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    Hom Nath Gharti, modersd0s5

    Credit: Hom Nath Gharti

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Welcome to Theoretical & Computational Seismology

The Theoretical & Computational Seismology Research Group is focused on imaging Earth's interior. One of their missions is to develop and maintain open-source software for simulations of acoustic, (an)elastic and poroelastic wave propagation. The research group is currently addressing imaging problems in exploration geophysics, regional and global seismology, and helioseismology. Members work on various theoretical, computational and observational aspects of forward and inverse problems in seismology. We always welcome applications from potential graduate students and postdocs.

Photo: Professor Jeroen Tromp in discussion with graduate students Will Eaton, Lucas Swade, Congyue Cui and software engineer Rohit Kakodka. Credit: Laura Pedrick, 2022