Frederik J. Simons - Research
I am a geologically inspired, geophysically educated, computationally motivated and mathematically minded geoscientist interested in the seismic, mechanical, thermal and magnetic properties of the Earth's lithosphere — and of the terrestrial planets and moons. I enjoy analyzing complex, large, and heterogeneous geophysical data sets, and design theoretical and computational inverse methods and statistical techniques to be able to do so — especially for partially observed processes modeled on a sphere. No amount of sophistication can cure a fundamental data limitation: I am developing floating hydrophones to open up the sparsely instrumented oceanic domains for global tomography.
A thematic list of my research interests is here.