David Halliday wins Keith Runcorn prize
Dr David Halliday of Schlumberger Cambridge Research has been awarded the Keith Runcorn prize for his 2009 PhD thesis on research at the University of Edinburgh. David's work focused on using interferometry to estimate surface waves between geophone receivers (geophones convert ground movement into voltage and are a key tool of seismologists).
During his thesis, David went on to develop the first 'optical theorem' for surface waves. His work led to ten scientific papers and two patent filings in just three and a half years. David now also works as an editor for Geophysical Journal International.
Dr Lasse Clausen of Virginia Tech, USA, was runner-up for this award for his University of Leicester thesis on ultra-low frequency waves in the magnetosphere.