Robert van der Hilst

Schlumberger Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences & Head of Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Email hilst [at] mit [dot] edu

Phone 617.253.6977

Office 54-522 | 54-918


Ph.D.(1990), Utrecht University


Main Interest:

  • Mantle Structure, Composition, and Dynamics.
  • (Hydrocarbon) Reservoir imaging and monitoring.

Current Interest:

  • Multi-scale seismic imaging of Earth's interior (seismic tomography; inverse scattering methodologies; seismic anisotropy).
  • Deep mantle interfaces (e.g., transition zone discontinuities, core mantle boundary region).
  • Seismic structure of continental upper mantle of the Asia and and North America (with dense receiver arrays, such as USArray/Earthscope).

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