Annual Sheriff Lecture - University of Houston
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Annual Sheriff Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Gary Mavko, Stanford University

Lecture: TBA


Norris Conference Center, CityCentre              
816 Town and Country Blvd                           
HoustonTX 77024
United States

Date & Time: 

12 Novemeber, 2018
5:30-6:30 Posters and social hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30-9 pm Presentation

Please visit the HGS website to register for this event.



Gary Mavko is a Professor of geophysics at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford in 1977. Gary then joined the Tectonophysics branch of the USGS in Menlo Park where he worked in areas of rock physics and earthquake fault mechanics. In 1984 Gary joined Entropic Geophysical, where he developed many of Entropic’s algorithms and software for reflection and refraction analysis, and eventually became their VP of research and development. He returned to Stanford in February, 1989, and is now Professor (Research) of Geophysics. He has been working on modeling and analysis of the acoustic properties of rocks and techniques of seismic interpretation for rock and fluid properties. In 2001 he was elected an Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists "for his deep understanding of rock physics and for the distillation of his ideas into the “squirt” theory for porous, saturated rocks". Gary was a 2006 Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.