Friday, January 13, 2023

Please join the Princeton Clubs of Northern California, Oregon, Western Washington, Hawaii and Japan for a virtual discussion with Professor Simons of the Geosciences Department entitled “Through the Ocean to the Mantle: Twenty-thousand Leagues under the Pacific with a Fleet of Floating Seismic Robots”.

We are excited to bring the clubs of the Pacific together for this exciting conversation. Presented by the Princeton Club of Oregon.

Jan 13, 2023 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Jan 13, 2023 08:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Jan 13, 2023 03:30 PM Hawaii Time (US and Canada)
Jan 14, 2023 10:30 AM Japan Time

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Frederik J. Simons is a geophysicist in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, where he is also an Associated Faculty member in the Program in Applied & Computational Mathematics. A native of Belgium, Simons received his M.Sc. in Geology from the KU Leuven, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from M.I.T. Frederik is a geologically inspired, geophysically educated, computationally motivated and mathematically minded geoscientist interested in the seismic, gravitational, mechanical, thermal, and magnetic properties of the Earth’s lithosphere and mantle — and of the terrestrial planets and moons.

He enjoys analyzing complex, large, and heterogeneous geophysical data sets, and designs theoretical and computational inverse methods and statistical techniques to be able to do so — especially for processes, modeled on a sphere, that are noisily and partially observed by satellites. Since no amount of sophistication can cure a fundamental data limitation, he is developing autonomously operating floating instrumentation to open up the sparsely instrumented oceanic domains for global seismic tomography.