Waves at depth


Developing methods for detecting remnants of nuclear tests using seismic waves in the underground is the goal of an interdisciplinary WWTF-funded research project. Mathematician Ilaria Perugia explains what is possible with High Performance Computing and how the project inspires basic research.

Ilaria Perugia, Götz Bokelmann, Sofi Esterhazy, Felix M. Schneider (Photo: University of Vienna)
Ilaria Perugia and her team try to find patterns in computer simulations of waves in order to develop detection methods for underground cavities – like such that remain from nuclear tests. (Photo: Ilaria Perugia)