We perch so thin and fragile here upon the land
And the earth that moves beneath us, we don’t understand
Justin Sullivan


We work on various interesting aspects of seismology such as seismic wave propagation and Earth imaging using numerical techniques at scales from the crust to the core. We actively collaborate with other groups and projects worldwide, and engage with outreach. Our software codes (e.g. AxiSEM) run on large supercomputers, are freely available and used in the geophysical community.

Seismology may seem as a niche discipline in the grand scheme of steering your life’s professional trajectory. However, the skills acquired and the fields to which our science can be applied could hardly be more diverse and rewarding. Our graduates not only have strong standings in academia, but skills such as critical and independent thinking, physical problem-solving, numerical methods and parallel computing, dealing with Huge Data and signal processing, the interplay of data and modeling, optimization and imaging techniques, a truly global and opened collegiate research community with a strong leaning towards open and free access to its products, multi-disciplinary interpretation and communication of scientific model results to non-experts (which is frequently the case in the Earth sciences) are beneficial for many and unexpected corners of modern society.

So, please sit back and relax, enjoy the surf, and do not hesitate to get in touch if so desired.