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The Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the science of geophysics in the Appalachian Basin. We are an official section of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG). Monthly meetings are generally held from September to May on the first Tuesday of each month at various locations around the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, be sure to check the event calendar as exceptions to this rule occur often. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming events

November GSP Monthly Meeting

November 6, 2018

Cefalo's, 428 Washington Ave.

Carnegie, PA     DIRECTIONS


5:00 PM Social Hour

5:45 PM Dinner

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Seismic Full Waveform Inversion for Fundamental Scientific and Industrial Problems.

Presented by Dr. Satish Singh, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
2018 Distinguished Lecturer


Abstract: Seismic waveform inversion is a powerful method used to quantify the elastic property of the subsurface. Although the development of seismic waveform inversion started in the early 1980s and was applied to solve scientific problems, it became popular in industry only about 15 years ago. One of the key elements in the success of seismic waveform inversion has been READ MORE


Speaker Biography: Dr. Satish Singh was born and raised in Varanasi, also known as Banaras, India and earned a PhD in theoretical seismology at the University of Toronto, Canada, including a year studying at the University of Cambridge, England. He joined the group of Professor Albert Tarantola at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris as a post-doc in 1988 and then moved to the University of Cambridge as a researcher in 1990 where he developed a group in theoretical seismology. Soon after arriving in Cambridge, Singh realized the importance of combining seismic reflection and refraction data and started developing new joint tomographic and full waveform inversion techniques. He also recognized the potential of these techniques in solving READ MORE


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