Title: Blair Professor of Geology. Professor of Geosciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics
Position: Faculty, Department of Geosciences. Director, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE)
Group: Theoretical & Computational Seismology
Research Summary: Jeroen Tromp joined the Department of Geosciences in July 2008 as Blair Professor of Geology and Professor of Applied & Computational Mathematics. He comes from the California Institute of Technology, where he was the Director of the Seismological Laboratory and McMillan Professor of Geophysics. From 1992 to 2000, he was a faculty member of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. His Ph.D. (1992) and M.S. (1990) in Geophysics are from Princeton University, and he received his B.Sc. (1988) in Geophysics from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, of which he is a native.
Tromp’s primary research areas are in Theoretical & Computational Seismology. Research topics include: surface waves, free oscillations, body waves, seismic tomography, numerical simulations of 3-D wave propagation, and seismic hazard assessment. In collaboration with the late Princeton Geosciences faculty member Tony Dahlen he published the book Theoretical Global Seismology.