Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


01 Feb 2023

Episode 176: The secret shortcut to power up your career

Boris Gurevich provides an insider's perspective on the value of expanding your knowledge and awareness of the wide-ranging discipline of geophysics.

Boris currently serves as Chair of the Distinguished Lecture Committee at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Boris shares the benefits and primary function of SEG's educational lectures. And there's a strong chance the primary function differs from what you think!

Boris provides a helpful overview of this often overlooked, free resource. He also shares tips to maximize your engagement and learning and the best ways to get involved, from attendees to companies to lecturers. The Honorary and Distinguished Lectures provide an invaluable resource to the geophysics community and the public. This conversation will provide the shortcut to help you get the most out of it.

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Boris Gurevich has an MSc in geophysics from Moscow State University (1976) and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Geosystems, Moscow, Russia (1988), where he began his research career (1981-1994). From 1995–2000 he was a research scientist at the Geophysical Institute of Israel, focusing mainly on diffraction imaging problems. Since 2001, he has been a professor of geophysics at Curtin University and an advisor to CSIRO (Perth, Western Australia). At Curtin, he has served as Head of the Department of Exploration Geophysics (2010–2015) and, since 2004, as Director of the Curtin Reservoir Geophysics Consortium. In addition, he has served on editorial boards of GEOPHYSICS, Journal of Seismic Exploration, and Wave Motion. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and has more than 100 journal publications in rock physics, poroelasticity, seismic theory, modeling, imaging, and monitoring CO2 geosequestration. His research achievements include the development of advanced theoretical models of seismic attenuation and dispersion in heterogeneous porous rocks.


Seismic Soundoff explores the depth and usefulness of geophysics for the scientific community and the public. If you want to be the first to know about the next episode, please follow or subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Two of our favorites are Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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Zach Bridges created original music for this show. This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by me, Andrew Geary, at TreasureMint. The SEG podcast team is Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.

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