Jon Claerbout's Classroom

The Green Professor (emeritus) at Stanford University

This page is dedicated to the memory of my lost son (Johannes) Jos Claerbout 1974-99.

What's new?   Go to my office,   to SEP project.  

Free books !     Free lectures !     Free illustrations too !

I give you (since 1994) my books free on the WWW here and now in the table below.
If you send me email with the subject Put me on your book email list I, claerbout @ stanford.edu will put your name on a (confidential) mailing list.

Book
on web in html? PDF versions video narration illustrations
GEOPHYSICAL IMAGE ESTIMATION BY EXAMPLE (GEE), 2014, Two versions (1) Classroom version, 226pp, 118 illustrations, and (2) unfinished version with many loose ends. The 2008 class web site. The F90 library. Poster advertisments: one, two older version Class.

Unfinished.

Fomel's.

All here now. Hooray! here
BASIC EARTH IMAGING (BEI), 2010, We carry a raw 2-D seismic data set through all steps of data processing with (almost) all the computer code (F77) required. Taught annually in fall quarter. Code library here here
Fomel's
A few bits here
EARTH SOUNDINGS ANALYSIS: Processing versus Inversion (PVI), 1992. Signal analysis. Introduction to inversion. here here not yet here
IMAGING THE EARTH'S INTERIOR (IEI), 1985. My most widely quoted book, 300 pages, out of print, but here now! John Louie has created a magnificent Java adaptation of this class. here, mostly here,
in Russian,
in Chinese.
not yet here
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSING (FGDP) 1976. Some people say this book, my first one, is the most creative (though the most difficult). here, mostly here ,
in Russian,
in Chinese.
not yet here

Five free books (GEE, BEI, PVI, IEI, FGDP) with three free components (1) web html version, (2) free printable PDF documents, (3) free illustrations. Two books have codes converted to C by Sergey Fomel. All 982 figures in all my books (since 1976!) are here.   Free figures to paste in your slides, term papers, reports, and theses.   Enjoy!   Be careful though. I don't mind, but your teachers, colleagues, and friends, might not think well of you if they discover you have not given proper credit. You can also learn of the 32 people who helped (before 2008).

Free advice for careers, for speakers, and for writers.

Free software !   Free seismic data elsewhere.

Scholarships and Fellowships !

SEP has funding (research assistantships) for all students who are admitted to the Stanford University Geophysics Department PhD program. These stipends cover reasonable living expenses (about $2500/month) and all university fees. You need to take international exams (GRE and TOEFL) etc. Here is why and how to apply.   More questions? Send email to Professor Claerbout:       claerbout @ stanford.edu

Summer Jobs and Careers

Of 14 current PhD students (summer 2012), all are welcome to remain here at 180% of academic-year monthly stipends, but 9 have left for summer jobs paying about 220% of academic-year monthly stipends. Of about 60 PhD graduates since 1973, none are known to be unemployed, nearly all working in the general area they were trained in.

Random advice from other people

From Sean Carroll. ``I tell my students to watch out for the thing that doesn't quite fit, the detail that would be easy to ignore. It sometimes happens that the unexpected residual signal you don't understand will lead to a discovery. More often, it is an artifact of the instrument or analysis, and even if it is real, it may not be what you first think. But the path forward is usually to choose a hypothesis, make a prediction, and test it. You may not find what you are looking for, but what you find may help you see the universe in a new way.''

Who is killing the porpoises and whales?

You are not in it for the money, are you?

Experimental flag counter installed 8/25/2012: Free counters!