Good vibrations

13 June 2017 1.00pm 2.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Tarje Nissen-Meyer

Contact:

pip.willcox@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Digital seismology with mammals, ocean noise, earth's abyss, marsquakes, sound, supercomputers and psychology for editing.

Seismology, the science of understanding elastic vibrations beneath the surface, is a considerably young discipline. However, it has already contributed to a wide range of research topics such as deciphering the deep Earth's and Sun's interior, natural hazard assessment and earthquake physics.

Digital high-precision instruments and sophisticated computer models nowadays allow us to detect and understand ground vibrations at scales from microcracks to planets, thereby facilitating a seismic shift in the breadth of applications.

In this talk, Tarje Nissen-Meyer will present examples of this fascinating multi-disciplinary diversification, such as using seismometers to hunt for extraterrestrial life, detecting remote landslides and glacier dynamics, unravelling vibration noise to infer ocean waves and hurricanes, listening to seismicity and earthquake waves, elephants' use of seismic communication, simulating waves on supercomputers, and conceding our human imprint to assessing our experiment Earth.

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