Dr. Michael Slawinski, September 2011, Visiting Faculty from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, CAN
Michael A. Slawinski is a research collaborator from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In the last decade, he has spent a significant amount of time at Geosciences collaborating with faculty, research associates, and students. In Canada, he is as a professor of geophysics and mathematics.
Michael's expertise is in theoretical seismology with emphasis on inverse problems for anisotropic Hookean solids. In this work, he strives to use as few assumptions as possible in solving inverse problems and to quantify the reliability of solutions taking into account experimental errors and the idealization of Hookean solids.
His main focus at Princeton University is a monograph on which he has been working for several years with Jeroen Tromp, and whose working title is "Elements of Continuum Mechanics in Geophysics". This monograph has been initiated in collaboration with the late Albert Tarantola and inspired by his scientific spirit.