de Hoop's work featured in Science

06-02-2011

Maarten de HoopProf. Maarten de Hoop was part of a team of scientists whose research was published in the May 27, 2011 issue of Science. They used new imaging techniques developed for oil and gas exploration to produce high-resolution images of seismic activity hundreds of kilometers below Earth's surface. Their study revealed a newfound, and unexpected, hotspot west of Hawaii.

Research article:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6033/1068.full

Description of study:
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/hawaii-hotspot-0527.html