Ben Fernando

Ben Fernando


I’m a Physicist working in the Seismology group under Tarje Nissen-Meyer and the Stellar Evolution group in the Department of Physics under Philipp Podsiadlowski .I completed a Masters’ Degree at Imperial College London in 2016, and a summer course in space science at the Swedish Institute of Space Research the same year.

My work involves modelling seismic wave propagation in fluid media, focussing on both terrestrial (ocean/atmosphere) and stellar applications. You can read my latest paper here: 10.1093/gji/ggaa248

Outreach projects that I have worked on include the Imperial Festival in 2015 and 2016, the Science Museum ‘Sharman 25’ event, and the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017 and 2019.


Oceanic high-frequency global seismic wave propagation with realistic bathymetry, Fernando B. et al, GJI, 10.1093/gji/ggaa248

Seismic impact detectability on Mars, Daubar I. et al, JGR-Planets (revisions submitted)

Quantifying microstructural evolution in moving magma, Dobson K. et al, Frontiers (under revision)

Preparing for InSight: evaluation of the blind test for Martian seismicity, Van Driel M. et al, SRL (2019)

Training Martian seismologists for InSight, Fernando B. et al, A&G (2018)