Background and activities


My research is focused on how to make images of the interior of the solid earth by the use of seismic waves. I participate in trying to solve the so-called Seismic Inverse problem where movement (and pressure) induced at the surface by seismic waves can be transformed into models of mechanic properties like compressibility and shear modulus.

   One of the seismic inverse methods I have worked with in the past is Full Waveform Inversion which I now try to use to obtain the structure of the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere boundary.


I teach Seismic Data processing (TPG4190)


Date of birth:  May 5, 1957


  • MSc, Physics, 1982, AVH
  • PhD, Physics, 1991, AVH


  • 1982-1989: Research Physicist, IKU Petroleum Research
  • 1989-1991: PhD Stipendiate funded by the Norwegian Research Council
  • 1991-2008: Staff Geophysicist, Statoil Research Centre
  • 1997-1998: Visiting Scientist, OGS, Trieste
  • 2008- present : Professor Petroleum Geophysics, NTNU





Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications