Upcoming events:

Sept. 1st - 2nd 2014. Advances in Earthquake Source Physics Workshop

Advances in Earthquake
Source Physics Workshop

1st - 2nd September 2014
Gustav Tuck lecture theatre
University College London


Conveners: Nicolas Brantut, Ana Ferreira, Tom Mitchell
and Teh-Ru Alex Song

Over the past few years there has been increasing research efforts directed towards a better understanding of earthquake source processes, enabled by the development of fully dynamic numerical simulations of dynamic rupture, new laboratory rock deformation experiments (high-velocity friction, instrumented stick-slip tests) and new seismological observations and inversion methods. The aim of this workshop is to gather a small core of the community working on those topics, discuss the latest progress in the various aspect of the field, and potentially foster future collaborations.

The workshop will be based around keynote talks by leaders in the field, with plenty of time allowed for discussions. The workshop will include a poster session to allow atendees to present their current research. We encourage both researchers and students to attend and present their work.

Registration fee is £35,which includes a workshop dinner and lunches. We have a limited number of places, so please register early.

Registration is now open here and closes on June 15th.
For more information, please email tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk.

Recommended accomodation can be found here.

Click here to see a list of currently registered attendees

Directions to UCL can be found here.

The final workshop program can be found here

The workshop abstract volume can be found here. This will NOT be provided as a printed copy during the workshop, so please download to your tablet/smartphones or print your own copy in advance of the workshop.

The conference dinner will take place on Monday, 1st of September, at the Queen's Head & Artichoke pub. Directions can be found here.


Invited speakers

Prof. Stephen Cox
Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

Prof. P Martin Mai
Kaust, Saudi Arabi

Dr. Stefan Nielsen
Durham University
Durham, UK

Prof. Amos Nur
Stanford University
California, USA

Prof. Chris Scholz
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Pallisades, NY, USA

Dr. Alex Schubnel
École normale supérieure
Paris, France

Dr. Marion Thomas
Paris, France

Dr. Martin Vallee
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Paris, France






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