We make inferences about the physical properties of heterogeneous media from scattered (elastic) waves. Indoors, these waves are mostly ultrasonic, excited and detected with lasers. Outside, probing waves are in the seismic frequency band.

Apple Seismology; for more info visit the publications page.

As our wavelengths span orders of magnitudes, so do our applications. Outside, targets include the Auckland Volcanic Field, geothermal exploration, and micro-seismicity for fluid reservoir characterization. In the laboratory, we do rock physics in collaboration with the PORO lab, ice physics, medical imaging.

News

  • jupyter notebooks for mathematical methods in the physical sciences
    A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences is based on a philosophy that learning mathematics for the physical sciences, requires pen and paper. Learning by doing. Three editions in, this philosophy still holds strong, but lots of things have happened since the first edition in 2001. Numerical methods play an ever-larger role…
  • PORO/PAL party during the GSNZ meeting
    This week the annual GSNZ meeting¬† was on University of Auckland campus. To celebrate a successful year in research, we hosted a small get together in our labs for tours, demos,…
  • Jami got engaged!
    Jami Johnson sent us word of her engagement to her Kiwi  boyfriend Sam! Here is a picture of the happy couple on a recent trip to Norway. We wish Sam and Jami all the best (and for them to move back to New Zealand, of course).

See previous news items