Leon Bilton

Leon Bilton
PhD Candidate

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My current research focus is in geodynamics (thermodynamics of the solid Earth). I'm working to advance our understanding of seismic anisotropy --- the variation of seismic wave speed with polarization/propagation direction --- which is observed in Earth's mantle. I employ novel shear-wave splitting methods and careful numerical modelling of crystallographic preferred orientation to infer expected anisotropic patterns in the upper mantle.

current: PhD candidate, RSES (ANU, Canberra, Australia)

2020: B. Sc. Hons (ANU, Canberra, Australia)


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Research interests

Global seismology, seismic anisotropy, computational geodynamics


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