Shiba Subedi joins our group

Welcome to Shiba Subedi who joins our research group this month.

Shiba arrives from Paris where he has completed his MSc degree at IPGP, followed by an internship at ENS. He now holds a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship to focus on teaching seismology in Nepali schools. In this frame, we plan to test low-cost seismometers, to be installed in schools as teaching and data collection tools.

TIDES Advanced Training School

Leonardo Colavitti and Matteo Scarponi will participate to an Advanced Training School “Seismic Tomography: from data analysis to inversion, results, and uncertainty estimates” organised by TIDES (TIme DEpendent Seismology) that will be held in Oxford, UK from 10 to 14 July 2017. At this link you can find the detailed programme of the School.

Our planned contributions consist of two posters:

  • Colavitti L, Hetényi G: Towards a new method to develop a 3-D shear-wave velocity model from converted waves.
  • Scarponi M, Hetényi G, IvreaArray Working Group: High-resolution imaging of the Ivrea Geophysical Body: A receiver function and gravity approach.

IvreaArray installed

In a week-long field effort, 7 researchers from Uni. Lausanne, IG Prague and INGV Genova have installed IvreaArray, a 10-station broadband seismological array in NE Italy. The station spacing is ca. 5 km along a West-East line, and operation is foreseen for 1 year.

Sarah Incel visiting

Sarah Incel from ENS Paris will be visiting us on 6-7th July. She will give a seminar on Experimental constraints on rheology during eclogite-facies metamorphic reactions, on Thursday 6th at 16:15 in Géopolis-1628. Everyone interested in rock physics, lab experiments, petrology, dehydration reactions (and more) is welcome!

Outreach article in Bhutanese newspaper “Kuensel”

Seven years have passed since a small team from Switzerland and France went to Bhutan for the first time to carry out geophysical measurements, in collaboration with the Department of Geology and Mines in Thimphu. Our first, smaller campaign triggered two, multi-year national projects, one in each of the European partner countries. In 2017 both projects end, and related scientific results are published.

To reach out to the general public in Bhutan, the project PIs wrote a summary which appeared in today’s issue of Kuensel, the most read Bhutanese newspaper: What we have learnt about Bhutan earthquakes in recent years [PDF].