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Jon Claerbout's Official Retirement Party in Alaska

May 14-15, 2008

Get off your duff!   Go outside!   Get on a plane!   Go to Alaska!   If not now, when?   Get outdoors and go to Alaska!   When will you ever get another chance?

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Wednesday Program

Greetings from those absent

About 5pm we depart from Seward boat harbor by catamaran to Fox Island. During dinner we will pass around a microphone. If you have any friends not able to come to the celebration please solicit memories from them to read at this time.

Thursday Program


  1. Jon Claerbout (10):   How it came about we are here in Alaska.
  2. Jon Claerbout (35):   Who we all are and what we did 1958-2008
  3. Oz Yilmaz (25):   I have broadened my seismic band-width and depth-width
  4. Steve Doherty (20):   It's the oil Business, stupid!
  5. Steve Cole (20):   The week SEP folks laid 4052 geophones and what they got.
  6. Rick Ottolini (20):   Interpretative processing then and now
  7. Joe Dellinger (20):   (1) Vplot, SEP's graphics language, and why it is used in many places today, (2) The Atlantis Green-Canyon earthquake dataset
  8. Reinaldo Michelena (5):   My future when I graduated and what has happened so far
  9. Francois Audebert (5):   In, out and around Sep, a view from an accidental SEPer
  10. Antoine Guitton (10):   Fun with students
  11. Jesse Lomask (5):   How SEP has allowed me to "Hit the ground running at Chevron"


  1. Zhiming Li (20):   Things I did not know: 1958-2008
  2. Phil Schultz (20): Should you consider your career to be more like a tennis match or a round of golf?"
  3. Stew Levin (20):   What has defined SEP and how has it evolved
  4. David Lumley (20):   Fun with waves at SEP and beyond.
  5. Dimitri Bevc (15):   "How Jon Claerbout helped start 3DGeo" (I bet he doesn't even know!)
  6. Don Riley (15):   "Bad haircut, Bad motorcycle, Bad attitude"
  7. John Etgen (15):   To be arranged.
  8. Biondo Biondi (20):   Parallel computing <=> 3D seismic
  9. Martin, Matt, Marie, Bob, Jon (20): Reproducible Research -- fun like being in the army is fun
  10. Guojian, Alejandro, Bill, and Bob (15): Tangling with SEP's clusters
  11. John Mucci (5): A vendor's view of 35 years of working with SEP
  12. Jon Claerbout (5):   The skylight story
  13. Jon and Joe Dellinger (5):   The 1989 earthquake story
  14. Jon Claerbout (5):   A few old computers.
  15. Jeff Shragge (5): Student life at SEP today
  16. Jon (5): Thanks for helping me make my free books.

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Who are all these people? The file name gives you a clue. Anybody missing?

See also some SEP SLIDE SHOWS.   In a rush? Enlarge the thumbnails. Otherwise, find the "slideshow" button.

Joe Dellinger's 25th reunion web site provides a great source of materials for fun.