California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Workshop on Modeling Earthquake Source Processes

October 8-10, 2018
Caltech campus
1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125

Contact us at or (626) 395-6919.

The goal of the workshop is to produce a white paper on future research directions that will enable substantial progress in modeling earthquake source processes, by coupling:
-- multiple temporal scales: dynamic rupture, interseismic period/earthquake sequences, short-term tectonics;
-- multiple spatial scales: shear zone/fault core, damage zone/deeper extensions, fault segment, fault network;
-- multiple physical and chemical factors: fluid effects, realistic geometry, inelastic processes.

Organizing committee
Jean-Philippe Avouac, Marine Denolle, Ylona van Dinther, Eric Dunham, Daniel Faulkner, Yuri Fialko, Michael Gurnis, Hiroko Kitajima, and Nadia Lapusta (chair)

The deadline to apply to the workshop has passed and the participants have been selected.

To view the current workshop agenda click here.

The workshop will be held at the Seismological Laboratory on the Caltech campus.

As a campus visitor, you may park in any commuter (unreserved) stall on campus with a daily permit. Permits are required in all campus lots between the hours of
7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors may purchase a parking permit for $6 at the following automated pay station locations:

  •          Structure #3 (California Structure)
  •          Structure #1 (North Wilson Structure)

 Pay Station Instructions:

    1)      From the main screen, select ‘All Day Permit’
    2)      Enter payment method
    3)      Place the ticket on your dashboard
    4)      Park in any “Commuter” parking

We have reserved blocks of rooms with at the dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena ($201 per night including taxes) and the Saga Motor Hotel ($77-92 per night).

Deadline: The deadline for booking a hotel room with a reduced rate is September 6, 2018; after this date, the blocked room will be released. The number of rooms is limited and may become unavailable earlier than September 6. The rates are valid for the nights of October 6-10. Higher rates may apply to the additional dates.

duistD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena
928 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 898-7900
To make a reservation at the dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena, Click HERE.


Saga Motor Hotel
1633 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-0431 or (800) 793-7248
To make a reservation at the Saga Motor Hotel, call (626) 795-0431 and tell them you are in the "Caltech NSF Workshop" block. A limited number of double and single rooms are available.