Watch: Maarten de Hoop Turns the Earth Inside Out

Maarten de Hoop of Rice University explores the foundations of seismic waves to better understand what's going on inside our planet.

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Maarten de Hoop holds the Simons Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Earth Science at Rice University, which he joined in 2015 after spending 10 years as a Purdue University. He has been a visiting professor at the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, since 2007 and is a part-time visiting professor and visiting associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the 2001 recipient of the award for young scientists from the International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation and won the 1996 J. Clarence Karcher Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2001.

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