Will lecture on:
OIL AND WAR: A GRIM EARTH SCIENCES POINT OF VIEW
This Invitation Serves as an Entry Permit to Technion City
Prof. Amos Nur
The Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences and
Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University (USA)
Amos Nur was the founder and director of the Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics in Stanford University since 1977. He has
served as the Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences since 1988.
Amos earned his BS in geology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in Geophysics at MIT in 1969.
He was chair of the Geophysics Department, Stanford from 1986-1991 and from 1997- 2000. Amos was the SEG Distinguished
Lecturer in 1997 and the AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 1998. Amos is an elected member of the National Academy of
Engineering (2001), a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1976); Fellow, Geological Society of America (1980); Fellow,
California Academy of Science (1990); and an honorary member of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (1996).
Prof. Nur helped found Ingrain in 2007 after working with his colleagues in the Stanford's Rock Physics and Borehole project to
create the patented numerical methods behind the company's technology. He joins Ingrain as a director and chief technology officer
following his retirement in 2008.
Throughout his career, Prof. Nur has conducted critical researches in 3-D and 4-D seismic imaging and is widely considered to be
one of the world's top academic authorities on rock physics. He also applies rock physics results to the understanding of
tectonophysical processes in the Earth's crust and lithosphere. A major thrust of our rock physics involves the role of fluids in crustal