## Science

Category### Conjugate Gradients

Conjugate gradients (CG) is one of the most widely used algorithms. There are several reasons behind its popularity. What’s taught in schools about CG is a pseudo-code of 5 ste

### On Global Warming

The topic of global warming has transformed during the last decades from a vague scientific hypothesis to a fierce political debate. Today, there are strong reasons to believe the

### Seismic Reverse Time Migration

Very insightful tutorial on reverse time migration (RTM) by Etienne Robein. RTM is one of the most sophisticated migration techn

### SEG 2016

I had a good time attending this year’s SEG convention.

SEG stands for Society of Exploration Geophysicists and is, along with the EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists an

### Adjoint Operators

In case you ever had to solve an optimization or inverse problem, you probably had to deal with the concept of *adjoint operator*. Beyond the mathematical definition, I lacked an i

### Can Machines Think?

In this post, I reflect on an article I enjoyed reading lately, written by Alan Turin in 1950. I learned that this is one of his most important works, as it sets the foundations of

### Happiness only real when shared

“And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness

### The Tuesday Boy Problem

I have two children, one of whom is a son born on a Tuesday. What is the probability that I have two boys?

My first reaction after reading this in the ScienceNews website was: