UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction
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Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle
Title: Self Organized criticality and Non-extensivity in the Corinth rift zone.
Supervisors: Prof Peter Sammonds, Director IRDR, Prof Filippos Vallianatos, Technological Institute of Crete
Source(s) of funding: IKY(State Scholarships Foundation), Greece
Address: UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Phone No: 020 3108 1108
The PhD research project focuses on the geodynamic behavior of the Earth’s crust in one of the most seismotectonically active areas in Europe, the Corinth rift (central Greece). The geodynamic behavior is analysed through seismicity, in a similar way to analyzing the physics of fractures. Through experimental and theoretical modeling, the microscopic rock behavior is analysed and the disciplines of rock and earthquake physics are investigated. The results will be associated with field studies in the Corinth rift and seek to contribute to the probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of the area.