26.05.2017 - The EEG will be involved in the Mars InSight Mission for the geophysical characterization of the shallow Martian crust. The main focus of the EEG activities is to exploit the seismological data acquired while lowering the HP3 “mole” to image the shallow crust around the landing site. The HP3 mole will hammer itself into the loose cover of Mars down to a few meters depth. The seismic signals generated during the hammering of the HP3 experiment in combination with the SEIS instruments at the surface closely resemble a reverse vertical seismic profiling experiment (rVSP), with the active seismic source being downhole. Hence, the combined HP3-SEIS component of InSight will be the first-ever active seismic experiment on Mars.
14.04.2016 - The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Professor Johan Robertsson. The funded research project, MAchine for Time Reversal and Immersive wave eXperimentation (MATRIX), will investigate a fundamental new approach to seismic wave experimentation that involves fully immersing a physical seismic experiment within a virtual numerical environment. The MATRIX research projects is one of the 4 ERC Advanced Grants awarded to ETH this year. The news has also been featured on the ETH website. 12 ERC Advanced Grants were awarded across Europe to Earth Sciences.
EEG group news.