"My Mississippi": Geophysics Professor (Emeritus) Jerry Harris gives talk on his academic journey
- Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
- Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, Hartley Conference Room
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- Stanford Earth's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives
Come join us for Geophysics Professor Jerry Harris's lecture on "My Mississippi: A meandering path in an environment of segregation, discrimination, and opportunity," where he reflects on his journey from Civil Rights era Mississippi to industry and academia.
Jerry was reared in the southern state of Mississippi, where he participated in the integration of public schools and later studied engineering at Ole Miss and CalTech. He joined Stanford in 1988 after working several years in private industry. He and his students, together known as the Stanford Wave Physics Lab, study the physics of seismic and electromagnetic waves in complex Earth media, including modeling, numerical simulations, and the processing and inversion of field data. Their recent work has focused on (1) fractional Laplacian formulations for attenuation modeling and imaging, and (2) Full Wavefield Inversion with reduced order models and sparse parameterizations, dictionaries derived from wave propagation kernels and geological and flow processes. Jerry co-founded Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), the Stanford Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES), and SE3’s summer undergraduate pathways program (SURGE). He has served as Geophysics department chair and SE3 Associate Dean. Event is hosted by Stanford Earth's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and Educational Affairs. Lunch will be served--please RSVP.