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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020
by inside HPC
In this video, Jeroen Tromp from Princeton University describes how GPUs power 3D wave simulations that help researchers better understand the earth’s interior.
Friday, Mar 29, 2019
(Video) The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is using Summit, powered by NVIDIA Volta GPUs, to observe and simulate seismic data, imaging the Earth's interior on a global scale.
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
by The Next Platform
“The goal is to image the earth’s interior on a 3D scale,” says Jeroen Tromp, Blair Professor of Geology at Princeton University, leader of a team carrying out seismic research at the Oak Ridge Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
by Melissa Moss, Office of Communications

Princeton graduate students, postdocs and undergrads explore the most widely used deep learning techniques for computer vision tasks and delved into using new parallel computing programs to dramatically speed up applications.

Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Jeroen Tromp, the Blair Professor of Geology and professor of geosciences and applied and computational mathematics This new technology transforms traditional ultrasound images into three-dimensional images that could improve the diagnosis of tumors, osteoporosis and other disorders. It combines recent advances in computational power with...
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, a team led by Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth’s interior.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Monday, Mar 21, 2016
by Nvidia Developer
Jeroen Tromp, Professor at Princeton University shares how his team is using the Tesla GPU-accelerated Titan Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to image the earth’s interior on a global scale. Tromp and his team are simulating seismic wave propagation by analyzing hundreds of earthquakes recorded by thousands of stations across the...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
by Jorge Salazar, Texas Advanced Computing Center
XSEDE Campus Champions, Stampede and Lonestar4 supercomputers of TACC help create 3D images deep underground. (Includes podcast)
Thursday, Mar 12, 2015
When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China’s Sichuan province in 2008, seismic waves rippled through the region, toppling apartment houses in the city of Chengdu and swaying office buildings 1,000 miles away in Shanghai.
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
by Catherine Clabby, American Scientist
(Video) In this 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.  Image courtesy of Ebru Bozdag, University of Nice, and David Pugmire, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The ground beneath our feet seems still,...
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
(Video) The visual imagery in this video simulates seismic wave propagation using CIG’s SPECFEM3D_GLOBE software.  Sound effects were added by Seismicsoundlab.  As the name implies, the lab is a unique collaboration between seismic, audio, and computer scientists working together to produce a series of videos for the Hayden Planetarium, American...
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
by The Department of Geosciences
Jeroen Tromp, Ebru Bozdag, James Smith, Wenjie Lei, and Shravan Hanasoge attended the CIG/QUEST/IRIS joint workshop on seismic imaging of structure and source from the 14th to 17th of July in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Harnessing high-performance computers and accurate numerical methods to better constrain physical properties of Earth's interior is rapidly becoming one of the most important research topics in exploration and global seismology. We use spectral-element and adjoint methods to iteratively improve 3D subsurface images ranging from exploration to...
Thursday, Jun 28, 2012
by Gale Scott
Scientists at Princeton University are composing the complex codes designed to instruct a new class of powerful computers that will allow researchers to tackle problems that were previously too difficult to solve. These supercomputers, operating at a speed called the “exascale,” will produce realistic simulations of dazzlingly complex phenomena in...
Monday, Sep 19, 2011
by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications
Postdoctoral researchers Shravan Hanasoge of Princeton's Department of Geosciencesand Michael Kesden of NYU's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics simulated the visible result of a primordial black hole passing through a star. Theoretical remnants of the Big Bang, primordial black holes possess the properties of dark matter and are one of...