[{Image src='sigloch-karin-2.jpg' caption='' width='500' alt='Karin Sigloch' class='image_left'}]''__Illuminating the darker corners of Earth's deep interior: computational waveform modelling and seismic tomography__''\\ \\
Karin Sigloch, University of Munich, Germany\\ \\
__Abstract:__
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We give an introduction to seismic tomography - the science and art of constructing 3-dimensional images of the
earth's interior structure, from crust to core. Humans or scientific instruments have never penetrated the solid earth
more than a few kilometers deep, so knowledge about what lies below draws on indirect measurements, leading to
mathematical inverse problems. The earth is transparent to seismic waves (man-made or earthquakes), which
illuminate all of the interior at least in principle. In order to interpret the subtle and complex signals in
seismograms, seismologists need massive computing power. The field advances in lockstep with the availability
this resource.