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Seismic imaging of the Earth's structure and dynamics.

MACSI at the department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick invites you to a seminar

Date: Friday, 15th February 2019, Room A2-002 @ 16.00

Speaker: Dr Sergei Lebedev (School of Cosmic Physics, Geophysics Section, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, DIAS).

Title: Seismic imaging of the Earth's structure and dynamics.

Abstract: Abstract: Seismic stations around the world continuously record arrivals of seismic waves—from earthquakes, nearby and far away, from ocean waves, or from human activity. These recordings contain information on the interior of the Earth traversed by the waves. By assembling measurements from different stations and sources, we can solve an inverse problem and perform seismic tomography of the Earth (or its part that is sampled by our data). The explosive recent growth in the amount of seismic stations yields massive datasets and unprecedented resolution of the imaging, offering new insights into the Earth’s structure and evolution.

Deployment of seismic stations often involves exciting fieldwork—such as our recent expedition in the North Atlantic—and this also offers opportunities for fun and useful outreach with schools, showing students “how science works” and broadening their career perspectives.

Further Information: If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please direct them to Romina Gaburro (061 2131930, email  or Clifford Nolan (061 202766),

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland funding, MACSI - the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (, centred at the University of Limerick, is dedicated to the mathematical modelling and solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry in Ireland.

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