Nicholas Rawlinson

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Nick Rawlinson is Professor of Geophysics at the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 2001 and spent the next 12 years at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, where he carried out both theoretical and field-based studies in seismology. His research interests include seismic wave propagation, geophysical inverse theory, seismic tomography and earthquake hazard. While in Australia, he initiated the largest transportable seismic array program in the southern hemisphere and developed a new Ocean Bottom Seismometer facility for use by Australian researchers. He has also developed a number of seismic software packages that are used by researchers from around the world.

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Areas of Interest
Earth Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Key words
Geophysics, seismology, inverse theory, earthquakes, plate tectonics, mantle

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