Arwen Deuss used the vibrations that arise during major earthquakes to create images of the deep structure of the earth. For her research proposal Imaging the deep Earth: Attenuation tomography using novel observations of free oscillations, Deuss received the NWO Vici grant consisting of a sum of one and a half million euros.
Vici is part of the innovation programme from NWO and consists of Veni, Vidi and Vici. Scientists at different stages of their careers are enabled to carry out groundbreaking research. The Veni is intended for recently graduated researchers, Vidi, for researchers who have carried out several years of research after receiving their PhDs and the Vici grants are awarded to senior researchers who have demonstrated the ability to develop their own lines of research. More information can be found here together with a detailed description of the research plan of Arwen Deuss.
Under a thin hard crust planet Earth is a sphere within which liquid rock slowly flows around. But inside the flowing mass a hard globe has been discovered. It was suspected that such a thing existed but the evidence for it was only delivered when Arwen Deuss succeeded in picking up and analysing weak but characteristic seismic waves.See profile