
The
Mathematical Geophysics Summer School is an NSFfunded program to
be held at Stanford University during the month of August
from 19982002. Its overall purpose is to attract the attention
and interest of theoreticians (applied mathematicians in particular)
to the many interesting and important problems in geophysics, as
well as to define mathematically, address and solve some of these
problems. Topics include Seismic Imaging (1998), Geophysical
Tomography (1999), Waves and Inhomogeneous Media (2000), and
Multiscale Theory and Computation with Geophysical Applications
(2001). The topic for 2002 is Imaging.
For the years 20002002 we have changed
the format of the Summer School in order to enhance its educational
content. Regarding the scientific content of the lectures,
we want to have theory, geophysical applications, interdisciplinary
applications, and applications to imaging and inverse problems.
We also want to have contact with data and computational tools and
methods.
The
organizing committee is composed of Greg
Beroza (Stanford
Geophysics),
Jim
Berryman
(Lawrence
Livermore Lab
and Stanford
Geophysics),
Jerry
Harris
(Stanford
Geophysics),
George
Papanicolaou,
Chairman (Stanford
Mathematics),
and Bill
Symes
(Rice
University Computational and Applied Mathematics),
with the close collaboration of Biondo
Biondi,
Jon
Claerbout,
Gerald
Mavko,
and Amos
Nur
of the Geophysics
Department at Stanford.
Participants may be graduate students,
postdoctoral researchers, junior or senior faculty, or industrial
or government laboratory researchers. Young applied mathematicians
and scientists that wish to enter this field will be given priority.
Financial support for participants in the Mathematical Geophysics
Summer School is available.
Other
senior researchers from the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere
that are closely associated with the Mathematical Geophysics Summer
School are: K.
Aki
(University
of Southern California Earth Sciences),
M. Campillo (Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble), D.
Donoho (Stanford
Statistics),
S.
Flatte
(UC
Santa Cruz Physics),
JeanPierre
Fouque
(North
Carolina State University),
A. Grunbaum (UC
Berkeley Mathematics),
R. Jeanloz (UC
Berkeley Geophysics),
L.
R. Johnson
(UC
Berkeley Geophysics),
M.
Karrenbach
(Geophysical
Institute,
University of Karlsruhe), J. B. Keller (Stanford
Mathematics),
P.
Kitanidis
(Stanford
Civil and Environmental Engineering),
W.
Kohler
(Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University Mathematics),
T.
Lay
(UC
Santa Cruz Earth Sciences),
V.
Pereyra
(Weidlinger
Associates,
Los Altos, CA), P.
Stark
(UC
Berkeley Statistics),
B. S. White (Exxon Research and Engineering, New Jersey), and R.
S. Wu
(UC
Santa Cruz Earth Sciences).
