Congratulations to Dr. Lev Appelbaum for winning the Christiaan Huygens Medal
Dr. Lev Eppelbaum is a Principal Research Associate at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at TAU
The Christiaan Huygens Medal of the European Geoscience Union is awarded in 2019 to Dr. Lev Eppelbaum, a Principal Research Assoc. at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences of TAU.
The Christiaan Huygens Medal is awarded for developments of geophysical data analysis that brought about significant progress in geophysics.
Lev Eppelbaum received the MSc in Geophysics (1982) at the University of Oil and Chemistry in Baku (Azerbaijan) and Ph.D. (1989) at the Institute of Geophysics of the Georgian Acad. of Sci. and Moscow Mining Academy. From 1982 to 1990 he was a Senior Researcher in the All-Union Geophysical Prospecting Institute. During 1991-1993 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the TAU Department of Geophysics, after which he became a Principal Research Associate within the KAMEA program.
Lev Eppelbaum authored more than 360 publications including 9 books and 155 peer-reviewed papers; numbers of downloading (reading) of his publications from the ResearchGate reached 65,365 (on 20.10.2018). His main innovative contributions relate to magnetic, thermal and gravity data processing and interpretation in complex environments: inclined magnetization (polarization), rugged terrain relief and complex media and other kinds of noise. These methodologies have been successfully adapted to the VLF method, self-potential, induced polarization, piezoelectric and resistivity fields. The developed methodologies were successfully applied in archaeological and environmental geophysics, geological-geophysical mapping, studying deep structure (for instance, Lev Eppelbaum is an author of first maps of the Moho and Curie discontinuities of Israel), etc.
The figure shows the entropy transformation of the satellite derived gravity joined with tectonic analysis.
Tectonic analysis of satellite gravity data. White numbers show the tectonic terranes (after Eppelbaum and Katz, 2015).