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: Filippos Vallianatos, Earth Sciences
Source(s) of funding: Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)
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 as it is developing through seismicity, in a similar way, as with the physics of fractures, in one of the most seismotectonically active areas in Europe, the Corinth rift (central Greece). Through experimental and theoretical modeling, the microscopic rock behavior is analyzed 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.