Christoph Sens-Schönfelder is a seismologist at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam. Since his PhD at the University of Leipzig he has investigated complex seismic wavefields such as scattered coda waves and ambient seismic noise. He currently uses scattering theory to investigate high frequency wave propagation in the crust and the deep Earth.
Christoph has contributed to the development of seismic interferometry and ambient noise monitoring, through his exploration of the continuous excitation of the ambient seismic field and scattering in the crust. These techniques allow the observation of minute changes in the Earth due to environmental processes, such as earthquake shaking or stress changes in volcanoes. Recently he has also become interested in observations of temporally variable elastic properties, and investigates time-dependent elastic nonlinearity and models for mesoscopic nonlinearity of Earth's materials.