Frederik Simons, associate professor of geosciences, and Guust Nolet, the George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, Emeritus, along with other researchers, test MERMAID and Son-O-Mermaid, instruments that detect and record sound waves in the ocean created by distant earthquakes. Just as a CAT scan can enable physicians to "see" inside the human body, geologists can use earthquake data to survey the interior structure of the planet.
On March 15-16, 2016, graduate students from the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University organized a student-run Computational Geophysics Workshop. The workshop sessions focused on SPECFEM3D and associated packages, with the goal of teaching new users how to incorporate SPECFEM into their research. In attendance were 32 participates from outside the department.
Published on the Princeton University Facebook account this morning was Prof. Jeroen Tromp's statement on yesterday's Virginia earthquake. Appearing along side the statement was a Global ShakeMovie documenting the earthquake and an array of comments coming in from all facets of Facebook life.