During the Summer of 2018, IDEAS Trainee Boris Rösler completed his internship requirement for the IDEAS program by working at Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Rösler is pursuing a PhD student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, working with IDEAS co-I, Prof. Suzan van Der Lee, and his research involves source processes of earthquakes and the deformations caused by them.
During his time at IRIS, Rösler worked with Frank Elavsky from Research Computing Services, to develop a data product that displays the radiation patterns of earthquake surface waves, for all possible source processes–plots that were previously inaccessible to seismologists.
This impressive project was featured in an article written for Northwestern University’s Information Technology (NU-IT) newsletter. You can read the full article on the the NU-IT website.