From Abstract Equations to Crystal-Clear Imagery

Rice’s Center for Computational Geophysics (CCG) provides the cross-disciplinary framework to turn theoretical advances like DSO into practical solutions. Working together, researchers from the Earth Sciences and Computational and Applied Mathematics departments apply high-performance computing and visualization methods to actual field measurements. CCG makes extensive use of the Chevron Visualization Laboratory at Rice for the technology needed to evaluate new theory-based solutions via high-resolution graphics. Advanced modeling and imaging make exploration more predictable and less costly — good news for producers and consumers alike.

Rice’s long tradition of multidisciplinary collaboration is no accident. We know that ideas often require cross-fertilization with other research realms and external partners to reach maturity. This approach is the core of the Rice DNA.