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Stanford Report, May 31, 2000

Claerbout wins Erasmus Award

Jon F. Claerbout, the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professor of Geophysics, is this year's recipient of the Erasmus Award, the highest honor of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Named for Erasmus of Rotterdam, a 16th-century scholar who championed free expression in education, the award is given in recognition of outstanding and lasting achievements in the science and profession of resources exploration. Claerbout was cited "for making wave theory the cornerstone of modern seismic processing; for his teachings through the spoken, printed and electronic word for 30 years; for his dedication and integrity that makes him an exemplar to all geophysicists; and for his generosity toward European scholars who are a significant part of the Stanford community." Claerbout works on underground imaging problems for the geophysical survey industry and has developed imaging techniques that are used worldwide. The award was presented during the organization's annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.