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Mr Neil Wilkins

Mr Neil Wilkins

Mr Neil Wilkins

Area of research

Optimising array methodologies for forensic, industrial and global seismology

Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5246

Research summary

Forensic seismology is the application of seismological techniques to the analysis and identification of events that are suspected of being related to illegal activity, predominately the testing of nuclear warheads. My research project is a NERC CASE studentship in collaboration with AWE Blacknest, one of the organisations responsible for the enforcement of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Monitoring the seismic waves originating from suspicious events is one of the most important parts of verifying whether or not the event was the result of a nuclear explosion. However, discerning such events from natural and non-nuclear sources of seismicity requires ...

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I am a postgraduate student interested in seismology, particularly focussed on array processing techniques, and applying these to forensic seismology and the deep Earth. I work a lot in the Python programming language.

My background is in Physics, and I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014 with an MSci in Natural Sciences (Physics).

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