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Ludek Klimes

Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University
Office: KG MFF UK, Room T 035, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
Mail address: Na rozhledu 18, 147 00 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Phone: (+420) 511144551


February 24, 1958



Long-term visits:

Areas of research interests:

Seismic wave propagation, electromagnetic wave propagation, computational and theoretical physics, in particular theoretical development and accuracy estimation of computational methods. The main attention is devoted to the properties of wave fields in 3-D models at high-frequencies and to asymptotic methods, especially to the computation of travel times, paraxial ray approximations, summation of Gaussian beams and packets, and to their applications.

Work experience:

Summation of Gaussian beams and packets, generalization of the Maslov asymptotic method using the linear canonical transform, coupling ray theory, ray tracing and dynamic ray tracing in 3-D heterogeneous anisotropic structures, paraxial ray methods, higher-order derivatives and perturbations of travel time, chaotic behaviour of rays, velocity models, sensitivity of waves to the structure, stochastic inversion of travel times and of wave fields, accuracy estimation of various approximate methods.

Lectures at the Department of Geophysics:

Topics for bachelor, master or PhD theses


Selected papers:

Minor biographical details (visited conferences, PhD and MSc students)

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