Cambridge , May 2007
(To mark the retirement of Professor Christopher H Chapman)
On the 3rd and 4th of May 2007 a scientific meeting in honour of Prof. C. H.(Chris) Chapman was held at Schlumberger Cambridge Research. This Chris Fest brought together people from industry and academia to celebrate the many and varied contributions Chris has made to the fields of seismology and geophysics over the course of a long and productive career. Gathered together were some of the many people whom Chris has taught, influenced, mentored and with whom he has collaborated, in recognition of his on-going achievements.
The meeting consisted of two morning and two afternoon sessions, all taking place in the Large Conference Room of Schlumberger Cambridge Research (SCR).
The meeting was sponsored by Dr. Demos Pafitis (SCR Managing Director), Dr. Rob Jones (SCR Geophysics Discipline Manager) and Ms. Margaret Johnston (Administrator of the Department of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Cambridge). The organizers wish to express their gratitude to these individuals for making possible one of those unique occasions that seem to happen all too rarely.
Brief Biography of C.H. Chapman
2005 – date Consultant with Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, England 1991 – 2005 Scientific Advisor, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, England 1984 – 1988 Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, England
1974 – 1990 Professor of Physics & Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 1981 Visiting Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, USA 1978 – 1979 Visiting Associate Research Geophysicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, California, USA 1969 -1974 Associate & Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Program Agenda ...
Wednesday 2 May 2007
18:00 - 20:00 Icebreaker, Bullard Laboratories
Thursday 3 May 2007
Morning Session (Chair: Michael Weber)
9:00 – 9:50 W. R. Peltier: Rotation and Sea Level History 9:55 – 10:45 J. Orcutt: A Permanent Presence in the Ocean - A new approach to oceanography 10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 P. Shearer: Fun with ray theory:20 years of using the PXINT subroutine 11:45 – 12:25 R. Stephen: Chris Chapman and Marine Seismology
12:25 – 13:30 Lunch (Winter Garden of SCR)
Afternoon Session (Chair: Satish Singh)
13:30 – 14:00 J. Woodhouse: A self-adjointness property of the equations for elastodynamic wave propagation and its exploitation for the calculation of eigenfrequencies and eigenfunctions – following up on Chapman and Woodhouse, GJ, 1981 14:00 – 14:40 J. Tromp: Towards seismic tomography based upon adjoint methods 14:40 – 15:05 S. Das:
The effect of the subducting seafloor floor topography on the rupture process of great subduction zone earthquakes 15:05 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:20 D. McKenzie: Geological uses of surface–wave tomography 16:20 – 16:50 A. Deuss: Seismic observations of Earth's deep interior and their geodynamical and mineral physical interpretations
19:00 Dinner at St. John’s College
Friday 4 May 2007
Morning Session (Chair: Richard Coates)
9:00 – 9:40 A. Curtis & J. Robertsson: Interferometry in controlled–source seismology 9:45 – 10:25 J-M. Kendall: From petroleum to perovskite - Modelling wave propagation in anisotropic media 10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 I. Psencik & V. Cerveny: Peculiarities of wave propagation in viscoelastic anisotropic media 11:30 – 12:00 M. Slawinski: On seismic ray theory in the context of continuum mechanics
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch (Winter Garden of SCR)
Afternoon Session (Chair: David Lyness)
13:30 – 14:10 M.V. de Hoop: Maslov asymptotics, curvelets and waves 14:15 – 14:45 N. Hirabayashi: Finite difference scheme using optimally accurate operators 14:45 – 15:15 A. Katayama: Commercial use of Chris's applications in Schlumberger 15:15 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:10 D. Miller: Things I learned from Chris: Mathematics and physical intuition for anisotropic elastic inversion problems 16:10 – 16:50 S. Singh: Joint University/WesternGeco seismic studies of the source region of the Dec. 2004 Banda Aceh earthquake
David Lyness, May 2007