In the Physical Acoustics Laboratory (PAL), we are interested in extracting information from scattered waves in heterogeneous media. Indoors, these waves are of ultrasonic frequencies, excited and detected with lasers. Outside, our waves are in the seismic frequency band.
As our wavelengths span orders of magnitudes, so do our applications. Outside, we study CO2 sequestration and geothermal exploration, as well as micro-seismicity for fluid reservoir characterization. In the laboratory, we do rock physics, ice core tomography, and medical imaging.
News & Announcements
- Open PhD position in the Physical Acoustics Lab Seismic methods are commonly used to characterize reservoirs of all kinds. Micro-seismic events are an example of remote sensing of the reservoir. In previous research, we reported on the distinction of seismic events that were originally clustered based on their distinct P- and S-waves. This involved a correlation technique in the frequency domain. In this postgraduate ...
- Jami Johnson moves to Auckland After finishing her MSc degree at Boise State University, Jami Johnson has now joined the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland as a PhD candidate. She will be working on photo-acoustic imaging in the PAL.
- Dr. Andy Lamb and Clint Colwell, MSc Andy Lamb and Clinton Colwell successfully defended their PhD thesis and MSc dissertation in Boise, Idaho, in July 2013. We congratulate them, and wish them a long and prosperous career in Geophysics. With this, comes an end to the Idaho years of Physical Acoustics Lab.
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