HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

 

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

and

 

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

 

SOLID EARTH PHYSICS SEMINARS

 

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Pending Seminar

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Passive Imaging Beyond

Surface Wave Tomography

 

abstract

 

Michel Campillo

UniversitŽ Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France

(and visiting professor at MIT)

 

Tuesday 24 May 2016, 2:00 pm

Room 209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

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Previous Seminars (since fall term 2002)

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Branches and offsets: Issues in 3D earthquake

models with complex fault geometry

 

David Oglesby

Department of Earth Sciences

University of California at Riverside

 

Friday 1 November 2002, 2:00 pm

Room 129 Hoffman Laboratory, 24 Oxford Street

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The earthquake deformation cycle in the

corner of South America subduction zone

 

Mohamed Chlieh

Laboratoire Tectonique

Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris

 

Thursday 12 December 2002, 4:00 pm

Room 319 Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Combining tectonic stress and strain data

to investigate plate boundary mechanics

in California and Japan

 

John Townend

Department of Geophysics

Stanford University

 

Thursday 19 December 2002, 2:00 pm

Room 129 Hoffman Laboratory, 24 Oxford Street

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Insights on fault behavior from the

seismic nucleation phase: scale-dependent

or nonlinear friction?

 

Jean-Paul Ampuero

Department of Geosciences

Princeton University

 

Monday, 13 January 2003, 2:00 pm

Room 129 Hoffman Laboratory, 24 Oxford Street

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Fault propagation and strain

partitioning in continental lithosphere

 

David Bowman

Department of Geological Sciences

California State University at Fullerton

 

Tuesday, 1 April 2003, 1:00 pm

Room 320 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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The role of off-fault damage in

the evolution of  normal faults

 

Charles Sammis

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Southern California

 

Tuesday, 8 April 2003, 1:00 pm

Room 320 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Structural constraints on

the location of aftershocks

 

Suleyman S. Nalbant

Geophysics Research Group

University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

 

Monday, 11 August 2003, 2:00 pm

Room 318 Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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The relation of seismic Q to subduction

zone structure and processes

 

Brian Mitchell

Saint Louis University

 

Monday, 15 September 2003, 4:00 pm

Room 318 Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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The evolution of the seismic-aseismic

transition during the earthquake cycle:

Constraints from the time-dependent

depth distributions of aftershocks

 

Frederique Rolandone

Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

University of California at Berkeley

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2003, 3:00 pm

Room 129 Hoffman Laboratory, 24 Oxford Street

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Stress orientations and time-evolution of

fault zone properties:  Insights from

3D (fault) physics-based numerical models

 

Delphine Fitzenz

USGS Earthquake Hazards Team

Menlo Park, CA

 

Thursday, March 25, 2004

1:00 PM

Room 319, Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Plate boundary deformation on time scales

ranging from 10 to 10 million years

 

Anke Friedrich

Institute of Geosciences

University of Potsdam, Germany

 

Thursday, April 1, 2004

3:00 PM

Room 319, Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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A high-frequency view of

asperity ruptures during the

Chi-Chi Taiwan earthquake

 

Charles Sammis

Youlin Chen

Department of Earth Sciences

University of South Carolina

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

3:00 PM

Room 318, Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Estimation of maximum regional

earthquake magnitude mmax

 

Andrzej Kijko

Council for Geoscience

Geological Survey of South Africa

Pretoria

 

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 2:00 pm

Room 318 Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Localized compaction

in porous sandstone

 

John W. Rudnicki

Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering

and Mechanical Engineering

Northwestern University

 

Thursday, 2 September 2004, 3:00 pm

Room 318 Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Animating and forecasting Southern California

seismicity (the patient only looks dead)

 

Ross Stein

USGS Earthquake Hazards Team

Menlo Park, CA

 

Friday, 22 October 2004, 12:00 pm

Room 129 Hoffman Laboratory, 24 Oxford Street

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Southern symphony:  Seismoacoustic

records from icebergs, 2000 - 2004

 

Emile Okal

Department of Geological  Sciences

Northwestern University

 

Friday, 22 October 2004, 4:00 pm

Room 320 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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The dynamics and near-source ground

motion of supershear earthquakes

 

Eric Dunham

Departments of Physics and Geological  Sciences

University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Thursday, 4 November 2004, 3:00 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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Source properties of small earthquakes:

implications for earthquake scaling

and fault-zone structure

 

Jeffrey McGuire

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

Thursday, 13 January 2005, 3:00 pm

Room 307 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Compacting porous rocks

by means of dilatancy

 

Yves GuŽguen

Adjoint Director for Sciences, and

Department of Terre Atmosphre Ocean

ƒcole Normale SupŽrieure, Paris, France

 

Tuesday, 25 October 2005, 3:00 pm

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Earthquake triggering, stress changes:

Estimating stress heterogeneity from

aftershock rate using the rate-and-state model

 

Agnes Helmstetter

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Columbia University

 

Thursday, 27 October 2005, 3:00 pm

Room 318, Cruft Laboratory, 29 Oxford Street

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Effects of soft soil stratum and

foundation elements on seismic waves

 

Fook Hou Lee

Department of Civil Engineering

National University of Singapore

 

Wednesday 1 March 2006, 2:30 PM

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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(Also announced as an Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

 

Soil liquefaction - physical

and numerical modeling

 

Hoe I. Ling

Department of Civil Engineering and

Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

 

Wednesday 8 March 2006, 4:00 PM,

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Aseismic creep associated with seismic

swarms in the Salton Trough, CA

 

Rowena Lohman

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

Wednesday 22 March 2006, 2:30 PM

100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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(Also announced as an Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

 

How and why submarine channelized

flows and landscape development are

different from the terrestrial system

 

David Mohrig

Department of Earth, Atmospheric

and Planetary Sciences, MIT

 

Wednesday 19 April 2006, 4:00 PM

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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(Also announced as an Environmental

Sciences and Engineering Seminar)

 

The hydrology and biogeochemistry

of the arsenic crisis in Bangladesh

 

Charles Harvey

Department of Civil and

Environmental Engineering, MIT

 

Friday 28 April 2006, 12:00 noon

100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Paleoseismology and earthquake surface ruptures:

Could we learn anything about earthquake processes?

 

Yann Klinger

Laboratoire Tectonique

Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris

 

Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 3:00 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor of Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Spontaneous shear localization

in a model brittle solid

 

Craig Maloney

Department of Physics

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

 

Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 1:00 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor of Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Recurrence nature of short-term slow

slip and correlated tremor episodes in

the southwest Japan subduction zone

 

Hitoshi Hirose

National Research Institute for Earth Science

and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan

(and Pacific Geoscience Centre,

Geological Survey of Canada)

 

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 3:00 pm

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Seismology, ice sheets, soil moisture,

and transients: New results from GPS

 

Kristine M. Larson

Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 11:00 am

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor of Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Rupture dynamics and branch

nucleation at kinks in wavy faults

 

Ryosuke Ando

Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs., Columbia Univ.,

Univ. of Tokyo, and Japan Soc. for Promotion of Science

 

Friday, 5 January 2007, 11:00 am

Room 209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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A structural geologist's view of

earthquake ruptures: geometry, thickness

and kinematics of exhumed fault zones

 

Zoe Shipton

Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences,

University of Glasgow, Scotland

 

Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Numerical modeling of physical processes

occurring during the spontaneous

propagation of 3-D earthquake ruptures

abstract

 

Andrea Bizzarri

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia,

Sezione di Bologna, Italy

 

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Strike-slip fault segmentation from

field observation: Could we find some

systematics and is it useful?

 

Yann Klinger

Laboratoire Tectonique, Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris,

and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard

 

Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Tsunamis: What have we learned?

abstract

 

Emile A. Okal

Department of Geological Sciences,

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

 

Friday, 16 November 2007, 3:00 pm

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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A high-frequency secondary event

during the 2004 Parkfield earthquake

 

Peter Shearer

Scripps Institute of Oceanography,

University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

 

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Deformation and flow in disordered materials

abstract

 

Lisa Manning

Department of Physics

University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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The Non-Critical Precursory

Accelerating Seismicity Theory

 

Arnaud Mignan

Science and Technology Research

Risk Management Solutions, London, UK

 

Friday, 25 January 2008, 3:00 pm

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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A New Continuum Model for

Dense Granular Deformations

abstract

 

Kenneth N. Kamrin

Applied Mathematics Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 11:30 am

Room 209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

[note change from usual room]

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Surface Cracks as a Long-term Record of

Seismic Segmentation along the Andean Margin

abstract

 

Jack Loveless

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Harvard University

 

Tuesday, 19 February 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Makran (Iran/Pakistan) Subduction Zone, its

Seismogenic Behavior and Tsunami Potential

 

Zoya Zarifi

Department of Earth Science

University of Bergen, Norway

 

Tuesday, 4 March 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Slip and Depth Dependent Variations in

Fault Strength and Gouge Properties:

Insights from Particle Dynamics Simulations

abstract

 

Julia Morgan

Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University, Houston, TX,

and visiting, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard

 

Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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A Micro-Scale Model of Pressure Solution

Creep: Stress Transfer Within and

Between Neighboring Grain Contacts

 

Yves Bernabe

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT;

on leave, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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The Presence of a Stagnant Forearc Mantle

Wedge and its Role in Subduction-zone

Petrologic, Volcanic, and Seismic Processes

 

Kelin Wang

Geologic Survey of Canada

Sidney, British Columbia

 

Tuesday, 1 April 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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The Great Sumatran Earthquakes: 2004-2007

-- Results from New Marine Studies

 

Satish Singh

Marine Geophysics

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

 

Tuesday, 22 April 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Self-healing Shear Rupture Pulse Driven

by Thermal Pressurization of Pore Fluid

 

Dmitry Garagash

Department of Civil and Resource Engineering

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

 

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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A Two-Step Approach for Combining GPS

and Seismic Data in Kinematic Inversions

 

Susana Custodio

Institute for Crustal Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Friday 23 May 2008, 11:30 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Finite Volume Methods for Elastodynamic

Problems, with Application to the Study

of Remarkably Strong Tremor Episodes

Heralding the Onset of the Current Eruption

at Mount St. Helens, Washington

abstract

 

Roger P. Denlinger

USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory

Vancouver, WA

 

Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 11:30 am

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street

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Hydro-Mechano-Chemical Behaviors of

Clays and Silicate Minerals: From Molecular

Characteristics to Macro Analysis

 

Yasuaki Ichikawa

Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture

Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

 

Tuesday 30 September 2008, 11:30 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Fluid Flow in Viscoplastic Porous

Media: Porosity Waves as a

Mechanism for Fluid Expulsion

 

Viktoriya Yarushina

Physics of Geological Processes

University of Oslo, Norway

 

Tuesday 7 October 2008, 11:30 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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True Triaxial Testing of Rock

abstract

 

John W. Rudnicki

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

and Department of Mechanical Engineering

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

 

Tuesday 4 November 2008, 11:30 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Dynamic Stress Drop and Rupture

Velocity for Mining Induced Seismicity

 

Wojciech Debski

Institute of Geophysics

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

 

Thursday 13 November 2008, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Ductile Rheology of the Lithosphere: Lessons

from the 1992 Landers, the 1999 Hector

Mine and the 2004 Parkfield Earthquakes

abstract

 

Sylvain Barbot

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

University of California at San Diego

 

Tuesday 2 December 2008, 11:30 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Fluid Mechanics of Sea Ice and Ice Shelves

abstract

 

Grae Worster

Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, and Department

of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge, UK

 

Friday 6 February 2009, noon (start 12:10 sharp)

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St

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Boundary layer transitions in rotating

convection and dynamo systems

 

Jonathan Aurnou

Simulated Planetary Interiors Lab

Department of Earth and Space Sciences

University of California, Los Angeles

 

Thursday 16 April 2009, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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A Probabilistic Description

of Tsunami Phenomenology

abstract

 

Eric L. Geist

U.S. Geological Survey

Menlo Park, California

 

Wednesday 20 May 2009, 1:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Petrified Earthquakes: Signals in Fault

Zone Rocks for the Mechanics of Faulting

 

Ory Dor

Department of Geological Sciences

Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Tuesday 7 July 2009, 11:00 am

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Scaling of Earthquake Rupture

Growth in Parkfield Area

abstract

 

Takahiko Uchide

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Univ. Calif. San Diego,

and Department of Earth & Planetary Sci., Univ. of Tokyo

 

Thursday 15 October 2009, 1:15 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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 Interaction of Earthquakes and Slow Slip:

Insights from Fault Models Governed

by Lab-Derived Friction Laws

abstract

 

Nadia Lapusta

Divisions of Engineering & Applied Science and 

Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

 

Tuesday 20 October 2009, 1:15 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Effects of the Free Surface and

Low-Velocity Layers on Seismic

and Aseismic Fault Slip

abstract

 

Yoshihiro Kaneko

Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

University of California at San Diego

 

Friday 26 March 2010, 1:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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 Rock Damage, Earthquakes and Faults

abstract

 

Yehuda Ben-Zion

Department of Earth Sciences 

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Friday 9 April 2010, 1:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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 Reducing the Tsunami Risk in

Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia:

A Focus on Vertical Evacuation

abstract

 

Veronica Cedillos

GeoHazards International

Palo Alto, California

 

Tuesday 27 April 2010, 1:30 pm

Rm. B-108 (basement), Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St.

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 It Takes Three to Tango:

Bubble Dynamics in Basaltic Volcanoes

and a Critical Look at Current Models

of Normal Strombolian Activity

abstract

 

Jenny Suckale

Department of Earth, Atmospheric

and Planetary Science, MIT

 

Tuesday 25 May 2010, 1:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Two Subduction Stories:
Importance of 3D Flow
and Bend-faulting
 

Jason Phipps Morgan

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Cornell University

 

Friday, 22 October 2010, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Towards Understanding Slip on

Oceanic Transform Faults through

Relatively Predictable Earthquakes

abstract

 

Margaret Boettcher

Department of Earth Sciences

University of New Hampshire, Durham

 

Tuesday, 16 November 2010, 1:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Physico-chemical Effects of Dehydration
Reactions during Nucleation and Seismic
Slip: Experiments and Theory

abstract

 

Nicolas Brantut

Rock and Ice Physics Laboratory

University College London, UK

 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 3:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Using Large-Scale Numerical Simulations
to Forecast Earthquake Ground Motions

 

Thomas H. Jordan

Southern California Earthquake Center

and Department of Earth Sciences,

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 4:15 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Seismic Imaging of Crustal
Structure in Southern California

 

Thomas H. Jordan

Southern California Earthquake Center

and Department of Earth Sciences,

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

 

Friday, 25 March 2011, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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The Micromechanics of Brittle

Failure at Very High Loading Rates

abstract

 

Harsha S. Bhat

Department of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Southern Calif.

and Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, Caltech

 

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 4:15 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Diffuse Fields in Layered Media

abstract

 

Francisco J. S‡nchez-Sesma

Instituto de Ingenier’a,

Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxico

Cd. Universitaria, Coyoac‡n 04510, Mexico DF

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 4:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Extracurricular Geophysics or,

when instruments record what

 they were not designed for

abstract

 

Emile A. Okal

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

 

Wednesday 28 September 2011, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Modeling Time-Dependent

Dike Propagation from

Seismicity and Deformation Data

abstract

 

Andrea L. Llenos

Earthquake Science Center

US Geological Survey

Menlo Park, CA

 

Thursday 3 November 2011, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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20,000 Foreshocks Under the Sea:

Capturing the End of a Seismic Cycle on the

Gofar Transform Fault, East Pacific Rise

abstract

 

Jeff J. McGuire

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

Tuesday 22 November 2011, 2:00 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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(Also announced as a

Harvard Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

 

Mechanistic Emulation of Numerical Models
abstract

 

Simon Mathias

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Durham, UK

 

Wednesday 8 February 2012, 4:00 pm

Room 209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Also announced as a

Harvard Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar)

 

Estimating Pressure Limited CO2

Storage Capacity in the UK North Sea

abstract

 

Simon Mathias

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Durham, UK

 

Friday 10 February 2012, 12:00 pm

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Also announced as a

Harvard Environmental Sciences and Engineering Seminar)

 

Injection-Induced Seismic Slip: Theoretical

Insights and Proposed Experiment in a Mine

abstract

 

Dmitry I. Garagash

Department of Civil and Resource Engineering

Dalhousie University, Halifax

(on sabbatical leave at Harvard University)

 

Friday 17 February 2012, 12:00 pm

Room 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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Thermal Pressurization of Pore

Fluid -- Mechanism for Seismic and

Aseismic Self-healing Fault Slip

abstract

 

Dmitry I. Garagash

Department of Civil and Resource Engineering

Dalhousie University, Halifax

(on sabbatical leave at Harvard University)

 

Thursday 1 March 2012, 2:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Seismology at Active Hawaiian Volcanoes
abstract

 

Paul Okubo

U.S. Geological Survey

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

 

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 2:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Controls on the Earthquake Source

and the Ongoing Controversy

of Earthquake Self-Similarity

abstract

 

Rachel E. Abercrombie

Department of Earth Sciences

Boston University

 

Tuesday 20 March 2012, 1:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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From Stable to Destructive: How

Creeping Fault Segments Can

Join Earthquakes and Implications

for Seismic Hazard

abstract

 

Nadia Lapusta

Divisions of Geological and Planetary Sciences and

of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech

 

Thursday 5 April 2012, 2:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Fractal Morphology of the

Roughness of Fault Surfaces

abstract

 

Franois Renard

Institut des Sciences de la Terre, University of Grenoble I,

and Physics of Geologic Processes, University of Oslo

 

Friday 8 June 2012, 2:30 pm

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Ab Initio Lower Mantle Model
abstract

 

Taku Tsuchiya

Geodynamics Research Center

Ehime University, Japan 

 

Tuesday 11 December 2012, 12:00 pm

(NOTE: This s a change from the originally announced date)

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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 Jointly announced as EPS BiSEPP Seminar

 

Is the earthquake rupture process self-similar
between km- and cm- scale (Mw  – 5 to 4)?
Experiences from induced seismicity, volcanic-
hybrid seismic events and laboratory experiments
 

Grzegorz Kwiatek

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Potsdam, Germany

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Room 204 Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street

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Rheology of the Lower Crust –

Laboratory Data and Field Observations

 

Georg Dresen

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Potsdam, Germany, and University of Potsdam

(Visiting, Earth Resources Laboratory, MIT)

 

Friday May 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

4th Floor Faculty Lounge, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Global Tomography of Seismic Anisotropy

and Geophysical Interpretations

abstract

 

Jean-Paul Montagner

Laboratoire de Sismologie

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris,

UniversitŽ Paris-Diderot, I.U.F., Paris

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Room 204 Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street

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Jointly announced as a ClimaTea Seminar

 

Experimental constraints on the flow

of ice: From Greenland to Ganymede

abstract

 

David L. Goldsby

Department of Geological Sciences

Brown University, Providence, RI

 

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 1:30 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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Earthquake surface ruptures as a

tool to get insights into earthquake

behavior and fault segmentation

abstract

 

Yann Klinger

Laboratoire Tectonique, Institut

de Physique du Globe, Paris

(speaker in EPS Dept. Colloq. on previous day)

 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 1:15 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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Temporal clustering of tsunami sources

abstract

 

Eric L. Geist

U.S. Geological Survey,

Menlo Park, California

 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 1:15 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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Variations in off-fault damage and hydraulic

properties induced by earthquake rupture

abstract

 

Tom Mitchell

Department of Earth Sciences

University College London, UK

 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 1:15 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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The Role of Fluids on the Brittle-

Ductile Transition in the Crust

abstract

 

Greg Hirth

Department of Geological Sciences

Brown University

 

Monday, 25 November 2013, 2:30 pm

Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Lab, 20 Oxford Street

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Monitoring and Locating Changes in

the Elastic Properties of the Crust with

Ambient Seismic Noise Interferometry

abstract

 

Anne Obermann

Institut des Sciences de la Terre

Grenoble, France

 

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Room 204 Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street

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Localised and Distributed Deformation

in the Crust and Lithosphere

abstract

 

Geoffrey C. P. King

Laboratoire Tectonique

Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 4 February 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Crustal Seismic Velocity Changes Associated

with Earthquakes and Slow Slip Events:

Indications for a Widespread Non-elastic

Short-term Response of the Crust?

abstract

 

Michel Campillo

Institut des Sciences de la Terre

Grenoble, France

 

1:15 p.m. Thursday 6 February 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Reproducing the 2002 Denali, Alaska

Earthquake in the Laboratory

abstract

 

Harsha S. Bhat

Laboratoire Tectonique

Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 11 February 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

and Related Seismicity

(opening presentation for series of Applied Mechanics Colloquia,

continuing over subsequent weeks, on hydraulic fracture issues)

abstract

 

Dmitry I. Garagash

Civil and Resource Engineering

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 12 February 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Geology Rules: Unconventional Development

of Oil/Gas from Shale Formations

abstract

 

Anthony R. Ingraffea

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 18 February 2014

Haller Hall (room 102 of Geological Museum), 24 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Science and Technology of

Unconventional Fossil Fuel Production

abstract

 

Robert L. Kleinberg

Schlumberger

Cambridge, MA

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 19 February 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Gas-driven Fracturing – Influence

of Gas Composition and State

abstract

 

Derek Elsworth

Energy and Mineral Engineering and Geosciences

Pennsylvania State University

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 26 February 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Mixing water and faults: the changing

 patterns of seismicity in stable North America

abstract

 

William D. Ellsworth

Earthquake Hazards

US Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 5 March 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Complex fluid and proppant placement in

the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells

abstract

 

Brice Lecampion

Schlumberger, Paris

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 26 March 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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(Jointly announced as a SEAS Applied Mechanics Colloquium)

Geosciences Inspiring Engineering: What Dyke

Swarms Teach us about Hydraulic Fracturing   

abstract

 

Andrew P. Bunger

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Pittsburg

 

4:00 p.m. Wednesday 2 April 2014

209 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.

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Brittle faults are weak, yet the ductile middle crust

is strong: Implications for lithospheric mechanics

abstract

 

Whitney Behr

Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School

of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 1 July 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Dynamic Rupture Processes during Stick-slip

Experiments in Westerly Granite

abstract

 

Franois X. Passelgue

Laboratoire de GŽologie

Ecole Normale SupŽrieure, Paris

 

1:15 p.m. Monday 25 August 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Reflections off Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities:

What do they tell us about the Mantle?

abstract

 

Christine Thomas

Institute of Geophysics

University of MŸnster

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 23 September 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Liquefaction Susceptibility of Engineering

Sites: Studying Earthquake-Induced

Pore Pressure Evolution

abstract

 

Sandy Seale

Earth Research Institute

University of California Santa Barbara

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 4 November 2014

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St.

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Long-term observation of submarine
landslide on the surface of the sliding mass

abstract

 

Yoshio Fukao

Institute for Research on Earth Evolution (IFREE),

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology,

University of Tokyo

 

1:15 p.m. Tuesday 24 March 2015

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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The Deep Structure and Evolution
of the Red Sea and Afar

abstract

 

Walter Mooney

U. S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center

Menlo Park, California

 

Monday (not the usual day!), 30 March 2015, 1:30 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Layers, Ripples and Channels: Shocks 

and Surprises with Ice-Ocean Interaction

abstract

 

Andrew Wells

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics

Oxford University

 

Tuesday 28 July 2015, 1:15 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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First Principles Investigation of the

Hydrous Phases in the EarthÕs Interior

abstract

 

Jun Tsuchiya

Geodynamics Research Center

Ehime University, Japan

 

Wednesday 29 July 2015, 1:15 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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On the Rupture Dynamics of

Shallow Dip-Slip Earthquakes

abstract

 

Koji Uenishi

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Friday 31 July 2015, 1:15 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Modeling the Migration

of  Ice Stream Margins

abstract

 

Marianne Haseloff

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Princeton University

 

Friday 7 August 2015, 1:15 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Friction is Fracture (sort of)

abstract

 

Jay Fineberg

Racah Institute of Physics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Tuesday 11 August 2015, 1:15 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Is Fault Geometry Important
for Earthquake Mechanics?

abstract

 

Amir Sagy

The Geological Survey of Israel

 

Tuesday 8 December 2015, 2:30 pm (not the usual time!)

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Okhotsk 2013 and Bonin 2015:

Surprises from recent large deep earthquakes

abstract

 

Emile A. Okal

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

 

Tuesday 26 January 2016, 1:00 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Earthquake Early Warning in Japan and

Improvements after the Tohoku Earthquake

 

abstract

 

Masumi Yamada

Disaster Prevention Research Institute

Kyoto University, Japan

 

Tuesday 16 February 2016, 1:00 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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Understanding Sea Level Rise

from Antarctica and Greenland

 

abstract

 

Victor C. Tsai

Seismological Laboratory

California Institute of Technology

 

Friday 29 April 2016, 2:00 pm

EPS Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor, Hoffman Laboratory, 20 Oxford St

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