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

Past Seismo Lab Seminars


2020: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2021: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2022: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2023: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2024: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

   
January 10, 2020
John Vidale USC
Slow inner core motion - 20 years of tracking a shifty target
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January 17, 2020
Kyle Anderson USGS Menlo Park
The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano: Unprecedented insight into the onset and evolution of a caldera collapse
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January 21, 2020
Ahmed Elbanna University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Beware of the frozen heart broken faults
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January 24, 2020
Biondo Biondi Stanford
Fiber-optic seismology for large-scale monitoring of subsurface processes: from cities to unconventional reservoirs
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January 31, 2020
Kristin Morell UC Santa Barbara
Forearc deformation in northern Cascadia and active bending of the Olympic Orocline
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February 7, 2020
Manuel Florez Torres Caltech
A Global Study of Double Seismic Zones and Its Implications for the Mechanism of Intermediate-Depth Earthquakes
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February 14, 2020
Fernando Serrano Paolo JPL
Time-variable Antarctic ice shelf melting from satellites
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February 21, 2020
Alan Levander Rice
THE MAGMA PLUMBING SYSTEM UNDER MOUNT ST HELENS FROM iMUSH ACTIVE SEISMIC AND AUTOCORRELATION REFLECTIVITY IMAGING
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February 28, 2020
Vashan Wright LSU/Berkeley
Neotectonics and Aging Sands in Jamaica
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March 6, 2020
Harriet Lau UC Berkeley
Investigating Earth’s deep mantle buoyancy and frequency dependent behavior using Earth tides
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March 9, 2020
Tarje Nissen-Meyer University of Oxford
Good Vibrations: Deciphering complex wavefields for deep Earth, shallow Mars, explosions and elephants
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March 13, 2020
**No Seismo Lab Seminar March 13, 20 and 27, 2020**
 
 
   
April 9, 2020
Jonathan Smith Caltech
EikoNet: Solving the Eikonal equation with Deep Neural Networks
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April 23, 2020
Wenbo Wu Caltech
Seismic Ocean Thermometry
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April 30, 2020
Zefeng Li Caltech
Variational patterns of earthquake rupture characteristics illuminated by machine learning
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May 7, 2020
Mike Coffin University of Tasmania
Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean
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May 14, 2020
Susan Hough USGS Pasadena
Earthquake Ground Motions and Building Damage: The Long and the Short of It
   
May 21, 2020
Jennifer Jackson Caltech
Ultralow seismic velocity zones at Earth's core-mantle boundary
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May 28, 2020
Paula Koelemeijer University of LOndon
Insights into the mineralogy of the lower mantle using comparisons between global seismic tomography and geodynamic models
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June 4, 2020
Men-Andrin Meier Caltech
Real-time Propagation of Radially Isotropic ground motion Decay (PRIDE) 
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June 11, 2020
Thomas Bodin ENS Lyon
Transdimensional Estimation of Surface Strain Rates from GPS Measurements: Application to California
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July 16, 2020
Xin Wang Caltech
Automatic moment tensor inversion using 3D Green's Functions and its application for 2019 Ridgecrest sequence
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August 20, 2020
Sharon Kedar JPL
Could Some Mars Seismic Events Be Generated by Fluid Flow?
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September 25, 2020
Christian Huber Brown University
The role of volatiles on volcanism
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October 2, 2020
Anthony Sladen University Cote d'Azur
On the potential of underwater DAS
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October 9, 2020
Colin Meyer Dartmouth
Snow evolution through meltwater percolation and compaction
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October 16, 2020
Fred Chester Texas A&M
Characterizing friction on rough seismic faults
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October 23, 2020
Jiashun Hu SUSTech
Dynamics of the abrupt change in Pacific Plate motion around 50 Ma
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October 30, 2020
Alberto Roman JPL
Dynamics of large effusive eruptions driven by caldera collapse
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November 6, 2020
Sylvain Barbot USC
Mantle flow distribution below the California margin
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November 13, 2020
Alice-Agnes Gabriel LMU Germany
Data-integrated earthquake rupture modeling in complex fault zones using supercomputing
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November 20, 2020
Yujie Zheng Caltech
Imaging Cascadia Slow Slip Events with Modern Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Datasets
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January 8, 2021
Bing Li Caltech
Induced Seismicity in North Texas
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January 15, 2021
Kyungjae IM Caltech
Investigating the role of thermo-poro-elastic stresses and deformation on induced seismicity
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January 22, 2021
Surendra Adhikari JPL
Modern Crustal Motion of Greenland: Probing mechanics of solid-Earth deformation and transport with the ice sheet
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January 29, 2021
Melissa Sims Johns Hopkins
Compression in Multiple Regimes: Studies of Plagioclase, Cu, and MgO
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February 5, 2021
Manuel Florez Torres Caltech
Data-driven Accelerogram Synthesis using Deep Generative Models
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February 12, 2021
Matthew Herman CSU Bakersfield
The Mechanics of Plate Interface Coupling and Implications for the Behavior of Subduction Zone Earthquakes
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February 19, 2021
Sanne Cottaar Cambridge
Zooming in on the roots of mantle plumes at the core-mantle boundary
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February 26, 2021
Magali Billen UC DAVIS
Deep Slab Seismicity Limited by Rate of Slab Deformation in the Transition Zone
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March 5, 2021
Mingming Li ASU
The origin of seismic heterogeneities beneath subduction regions of Earth's lowermost mantle
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March 12, 2021
Jay Fineberg The Hebew Universiy of Jerusalem
How Friction Starts: Nucleation fronts initiate frictional motion
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April 2, 2021
Marie Violay EPFL
Energy partitioning during earthquake
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April 9, 2021
Roby Douilly UC Riverside
Crustal Deformation Revealed by Complex Rupture Modeling and Seismic Observations
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April 16, 2021
Eileen Martin Virginia Tech
Scalable algorithms for ambient noise seismology
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April 29, 2021 **Special Seminar**
Shujuan Mao MIT
Space-Time Monitoring of Groundwater Fluctuations via Seismic Interferometry
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April 30, 2021
Jessica Warren University of Delaware
The influence of seawater infiltration on oceanic transform fault seismicity and slip mode
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May 7, 2021
David Shelly USGS Golden Colorado
Volcanic and Tectonic Lessons from the Earth's Crust, and the Mysteries that Remain
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May 14, 2021
Anne Meltzer Lehigh University
Subduction Zone Slip Behavior: Insights from the Pedernales Ecuador Megathrust Earthquake RAPID Deployment
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May 21, 2021
Neala Creasy Colorado School of Mines
Advancing our Understanding of Dynamics at the Core-Mantle Boundary with Earthquake Numerical Simulations
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June 4, 2021
Jonathan Bedford GFZ Potsdam
Towards characterizing a fuller spectrum of interseismic transient tectonic motions along subduction zones with GNSS
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June 18, 2021
Kosuke Heki Hokkaido University
A hard rain's gonna fall, and what will happen to the lithosphere?
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June 25, 2021
Ettore Biondi Caltech
Exploiting the entire seismic recordings: full-waveform processing and inversion for seismological applications?
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July 16, 2021
David Marsan ISTerre, CNRS, Université de Savoie
Seismicity shadows, and what they reveal: The example of the 2019 Ridgecrest sequence
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August 20, 2021
Wei Mao Caltech
Formation of horizontally deflected slabs in the mantle transition zone caused by spinel-to-post-spinel phase transition, its associated grainsize reduction effects, and trench retreat
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Sept 24, 2021
Morgan Page USGS Pasadena
Connecting seismicity patterns to earthquake forecasting and hazard
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October 1, 2021
Howard Zebker Stanford
Studies of Titan from Cassini Altimeter and Radiometer Analysis
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October 8, 2021
Mateo Acosta Caltech
Fluid pressure drastically influences laboratory earthquake nucleation and propagation beyond the effective stress concept
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October 12, 2021
Pierre Dublanchet MINES Paris Tech
Quantification and mechanical control of fault slip: insights from physics based models
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October 15, 2021
Chukwuebuka C. Nweke USC
Seismic Site Response in Sedimentary Basins
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October 22, 2021
Bar Oryan Columbia
Permanent deformation across various time scales: Accounting for subduction upper plate failure over “purely elastic” seismic cycles
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October 29, 2021
Naoki Uchida Tohoku University Japan
The exploration of offshore seismotectonics by using S-net seafloor observations, NE Japan
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November 12, 2021
Toshiro Tanimoto UC Santa Barbara
Using Land-atmosphere interaction for retrieving shallow Earth structure
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December 3, 2021
Maarten V. de Hoop RICE University
Perspectives on polyphonic signal identification, classification, source localization and geophysical forecasting with deep learning
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December 10, 2021
Wei Wang USC
An initial map of scatterers in the inner core
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January 7, 2022
Brent Minchew MIT **Cancelled**
 
 
   
January 14, 2022
Seogi Kang Stanford
Advancing Electromagnetic Imaging for Groundwater Applications in California
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January 21, 2022
Michael Brudzinski Miami University
Earthquake Swarms and Slow Slip on an Upper Plate Sliver Fault in the Mexican Subduction Zone
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January 28, 2022
Chloe Gustafson UC San Diego
Unveiling extensive groundwater systems beneath oceans and ice sheets using electromagnetic geophysics
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February 4, 2022
Allen Husker Caltech
Seismic gaps and the role of slow slip in the Mexican subduction zone: What can MT tell us? 
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February 11, 2022
Xiaowei Chen University of Oklahoma
Probing earthquake triggering and source processes through multiscale analyses of induced seismicity
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February 18, 2022
Zack Spica University of Michigan
Seismology with Ocean Bottom Distributed Acoustic Sensing
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February 25, 2022
Fan-Chi Lin University of Utah
Investigate Yellowstone hydrothermal system using dense seismic arrays
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March 4, 2022
Heather Ford UC Riverside
Insight into the evolution of the Wyoming Craton from the CIELO seismic experiment
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March 11, 2022
Brent Minchew MIT
Our evolving understanding of the flow, deformation, and fracture of glacier ice
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April 1, 2022
Weiqiang Zhu Caltech
Gaining Insights from Small Earthquakes using Deep Learning
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April 8, 2022
Anthony Osei Tutu University of Arizona
Model and Observational Constraints of Earth's Rheology; from Crust to Deep mantle
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April 15, 2022
Federico Munch UC Berkeley
Upper mantle structure underneath the Atlantic ocean and North America from analysis of seismic and electromagnetic data
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April 22, 2022
Tamara Pico UC Santa Cruz
Out of the last ice age in North America: Sea level, ice sheets & megafloods
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April 29, 2022
Abhijit Ghosh UC Riverside
Two flavors of earthquakes
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May 13, 2022
Kyra Kim JPL
Using Remote Sensing to study the Central Valley aquifer system
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May 20, 2022
Helen Janiszewski University of Hawai
 Broadband Ocean Bottom Seismometer Noise Properties
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May 27, 2022
Sara Polanco University of Sydney
The response of flexural isostasy to climatically driven sea-level changes on continental-scale deltaic depocenters
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August 18, 2022
Daniel Faulkner University of Liverpool
Links between earthquake size distributions and laboratory frictional properties
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October 14, 2022
Meghana Ranganathan Georgia Institute of Technology
Constraining the mechanisms of ice deformation in ice sheets
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October 21, 2022
Ethan Williams Caltech
Large-N and large-T seismology with structural vibrations
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October 28, 2022
Ceri Nunn JPL
Journey to the Center of the Moon: Using Lunar Seismology to Map our Nearest Neighbor
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November 4, 2022
Xiyuan Bao UCLA
Hotspots from Top to Bottom
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November 8, 2022
Luca Dal Zilio ETH, Zurich
Fault instabilities in multiphase flow through porous media
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November 15, 2022
Kuo-Fong Ma Academia Sinica, Taiwan
What do/can we learn from downhole crossing fault optical fiber: Taiwan Milun Fault Drilling and All inclusive Sensing (MiDAS)
   
November 18, 2022
Xyoli Pérez-Campos UNAM
The geometry of Cocos under Mexico and a glimpse into the upper mantle under Mexico and South America
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December 2, 2022

Hongyu Sun Caltech

Learning Seismic Waves for Subsurface Imaging
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December 8, 2022
Chengrui Chang University of Japan
Normal-stress-dependent Frictional Weakening and Structural Evolution in the Sheared Granular Medium of Halite
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December 9, 2022

John Vidale University of Soutern California

Four contradictory models of inner core motion and new data favoring six-year oscillations and more
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January 6 2023
Yihe Huang University Of Michigan
New methods to understand and reduce uncertainties in estimates of earthquake source properties
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January 13, 2023
Ross Maguire University Of Maryland
New perspectives on Yellowstone’s magmatic system from full waveform tomography
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January 20, 2023
Jiaqi Li UCLA
Seismology Beyond Earth: Martian Crustal Structures Revealed by the InSight Mission
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January 27, 2023
Stephanie Prejean USGS
Operational Eruption Forecasting: A Global Perspective
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February 3, 2023

Aaron Wech USGS-Alaska Volcano Observatory

The deep pulse of a dormant volcano
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February 10, 2023

Geoffrey Abers Cornell

Multi-resolution imaging the downdip extent of the subduction megathrust
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February 17, 2023

Shun-ichiro Karato Yale

The role of the solar wind radiation on the formation of "wet" terrestrial planets
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February 24, 2023

Shi Joyce Sim Georgia Tech

Melt transport beneath Mid-ocean ridges: Implications for lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and ocean bathymetry
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March 3, 2023

Giuseppe Marra National Physical Laboratory, UK

Transforming Seafloor Cables Into Environmental Sensor Arrays for Earth Monitoring on a Global Scale
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March 10, 2023

Yuesu Jin University of Houston

Automated Geoscience with Robotics and Machine Learning: A New Hammer of Rock Mapping, Detection, and Dynamics Analysis
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March 17, 2023

Elvira Mulyukova Northwestern

Microphysics of Creep: The Role Of Crystalline Defects In Earth’s Unique Tectonic Regime
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April 7, 2023

Qian Yuan Caltech

Digging up the Mars-like planet that created Earth’s Moon
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April 14, 2023

Yuri Fialco University of California, San Diego

Can we infer absolute stresses in the Earth’s crust using seismic data? A new look at the old problem
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March 3, 2023

Giuseppe Marra National Physical Laboratory, UK

Transforming Seafloor Cables Into Environmental Sensor Arrays for Earth Monitoring on a Global Scale Click here for abstract.

    March 10, 2023

Yuesu Jin University of Houston

Automated Geoscience with Robotics and Machine Learning: A New Hammer of Rock Mapping, Detection, and Dynamics Analysis Click here for abstract.

        March 17, 2023

Elvira Mulyukova Northwestern

Microphysics of Creep: The Role Of Crystalline Defects In Earth’s Unique Tectonic Regime Click here for abstract.

        April 7, 2023

Qian Yuan Caltech

Digging up the Mars-like planet that created Earth’s Moon Click here for abstract.

      April 14, 2023

Yuri Fialco University of California, San Diego

Can we infer absolute stresses in the Earth’s crust using seismic data? A new look at the old problem Click here for abstract.

      April 21, 2023

Tom Heaton Caltech

 

Slip Pulses and the Strength of the Crust
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