UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction


IRDR News

Hand-tubewell at a school in coastal Bangladesh

Focus on the Positive

Published: Feb 24, 2014 3:30:38 PM

Poster presentations and reception at the Workshop on Disaster Research

UK - Japan Symposium and Workshop on Disasters

Published: Jan 8, 2014 2:45:50 PM

After Fukushima: risk and resilience to disasters in Japan

Published: Dec 16, 2013 11:07:36 AM



Contact IRDR

Email: irdr-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02031081101

Ext: 51101

Office location: Rm 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle

George Michas

PhD student

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
Extension: 51108
Giorgos Michas


Project description:

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.

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