Friday Seminar: (Jul. 2nd, 2021) Dr. Haiming Zhang (Peking University)

An introduction to Lamb’s problem in seismology

Speaker: Haiming Zhang (School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, P. R. China)

Lamb’s problem is a classical problem in seismology. Since Lamb’s classical work in 1904, many mathematicians, mechanics and seismologists have devoted themselves to the study of this problem and developed different solutions. In recent years, new progress has been made in this old problem. At present, the generalized closed form solutions of Lamb’s problem with all kinds of source and receiver positions have been obtained. In this talk, Dr. Zhang will briefly review the research history of Lamb’s problem, and introduce two classical solutions and the latest development of this problem.

A short introduction to the speaker:
Dr. Zhang is now an associated professor of geophysics at the School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, P. R. China. He received Ph.D. in 2004, and has taught in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Peking University successively. His research interests lie in earthquake source dynamics and theoretical seismology.