WHAT CWP ALUMNI SAY LEARN MORE ABOUT CWP “I consider myself extremely fortunate to have studied in CWP. The academic freedom URL: http://www.cwp.mines.edu CWP and diversity CWP offers is not comparable to anywhere else. CONTACT US Explore e Students have the th freedom to choose to work with any of the six world- Center for Wave Phenomena Opportunities Department of Geophysics renown faculty, and constant Colorado School of Mines exposure to the entire group helps Golden, Colorado 80401 USA Graduate Studies in Geophysics students appreciate a wide spectrum of challenges in geophysics. “ – Xiaoxia (Ellen) Xu Office: (303) 273-3060 ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. Fax:: (303) 273-3478 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org “One of the most important things in CWP is the combination of freedom and support. Dr. Roel Snieder, CWP Director You can choose to Email: email@example.com follow the professors’ ideas or your own, and Dr. T. K. Young, Head you’ll be equally Department of Geophysics encouraged. CWP students also Email: firstname.lastname@example.org receive intensive training in the fine art of technical writing and oral Graduate admissions presentation. CWP believes that URL: conveying the ideas is a core http://www.mines.edu/admiss/grad component of the work. CWP spon- sors and colleagues appreciate the results.” – Ivan Vasconcelos Ion Geophysical Corporation Colorado School of Mines Meet the Faculty Center for Wave Phenomena Norm Bleistein Dave Hale Ken Larner Paul Sava Roel Snieder Ilya Tsvankin Modeling and inversion Seismology, computer Seismic methodology Seismic imaging and Wave propagation, Seismic wave propaga- for acoustic, elastic and graphics, image and data processing. velocity estimation, inverse problems, wave tion, seismic anisotropy, EM waves; asymptotic processing, subsurface computational methods chaos, and hazards. multicomponent analysis. modeling and fluid flow. for wave propagation, seismology, fracture optimization. characterization. THE CWP PROGRAM CWP INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS WHAT CWP OFFERS YOU The Center for Wave Phenomena (CWP) at The Center is home of the Consortium on The CWP faculty thrive on solving prob- the Colorado School of Mines supports a Seismic Inverse Methods supported by lems of practical interest to the exploration graduate level interdisciplinary research and government agencies and 23 major oil and industry, and they are strongly committed education program in seismic exploration, service companies. Our students have to quality geophysical education. monitoring and wave propagation. opportunities to closely interact with representatives from these companies on • CWP students work on cutting-edge re- CWP seeks search projects with our team of interna- candidates with campus, at company sites, and at international tionally recognized faculty and research strong back- meetings. CWP students are frequently invited consortium. grounds in earth to fill internship positions in these companies. • We offer year-round student funding. sciences, applied • We provide state-of-the-art computers. mathematics, • We foster a close-knit environment that computer science, encourages freedom of exchange among students and faculty. or physics to • We aid in securing summer internships. pursue MS/PhD degrees in geophysics. • CWP graduates are heavily recruited for The main focus of the CWP program is on employment by industry, government, seismic modeling, imaging, and inversion and academia. methods, as well as on improving the accuracy • CSM is located in the town of Golden, and efficiency of seismic processing nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver. Area recreation algorithms, especially for application to regions and cultural opportunities abound. of structural complexity.