Episode 56: Understanding modern rock physics and the future for scientific experiments

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Joel Sarout on May’s The Leading Edge exploring rock physics. Joel highlights the nine papers and discusses the common themes and latest advances in this growing topic. He also highlights the case studies from this special section, why new geophysicists should specialize in rock physics, and considers the next advances in rock physics.

Interviewee biography

Joel Sarout is a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia, where he currently leads the Rock Properties Team. He is a rock physicist by background and his research interests lie in experimental geophysics and geomechanics, and theoretical modeling of porous/cracked rocks behavior. His technical expertise lies in the experimental and theoretical aspects of rock/fluid interactions, anisotropy, thermal conductivity, rock damage, laboratory and field micro-seismicity, permeability, seismic dispersion and frequency effects. He holds a PhD in Earth Sciences, Rock Physics/Geomechanics from École normale supérieure in Paris, France.

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Interview: Joel Sarout

Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ashley Rodriguez, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.

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