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Welcome to the Center for Wave Phenomena

While generally focused on the task of subsurface imaging for exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the Center for Wave Phenomena is a culturally diverse group of people, with a diverse set of research interests. This diversity strengthens our research program. It ensures that our students and visitors experience both the freedom to choose research problems that suit them best and the responsibility to choose problems that are relevant to our sponsors. Financial support from and collaboration with those many sponsors makes this experience possible.

We look forward to you joining us.


Dave Hale, Professor, CWP Director
Center for Wave Phenomena

Dave Hale received his B.S. in physics from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University. He has worked as a field seismologist and research geophysicist for Western Geophysical, as a senior research geophysicist for Chevron, as an associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, as a chief geophysicist and software developer for Advance Geophysical, and as a senior research fellow for Landmark Graphics. Dave returned to the Colorado School of Mines in 2005 as the Charles Henry Green Professor of Exploration Geophysics, and has served as CWP director since 2011. Dave received the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for his work on dip-moveout processing of seismic data. He also received the Society of Exploration Geophysicists awards for Best Paper in Geophysics in 1992 (imaging salt with seismic turning waves) and Best Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting in 2002 (atomic meshing of seismic images).




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