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The Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
1 November 2012
Dr Nicolas Brantut has been named a recipient of the 2013 EGU - Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
The EGU has named the 41 recipients of next year's Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Young Scientist Awards. These individuals, honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, will receive their prizes at the 2013 EGU General Assembly taking place in Vienna on 7-12 April.
Nicolas Brantut is the Research Associate in our department who studies faults and earthquake mechanics. He tries to understand how faults form from intact rocks, how they slip prior to, during and after earthquakes. Nicolas uses an experimental approach, mainly tri-axial cells equipped with acoustic emission recording system, but he also used the high helocity hriction machines in Kyoto University and Hiroshima University. Nicolas said "I also do some theoretical and numerical calculations to explain with physical arguments what I see (or expect to see) in the laboratory or in nature."