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].

SNSF Scientific Image Competition

The SNSF has organized a scientific image competition in various categories (Object of study; Men and women in science; Locations and instruments; Video-loop). Most entries are displayed now online here. György Hetényi has sent in two pictures, one about “Near real-time reporting“, and one about “When the research result smiles at you“. The competition winners (not shown online) are announced tonight at the Biel Festival of Photography.

Celso Alvizuri and Matteo Scarponi join our group

Welcome to Celso Alvizuri and Matteo Scarponi who join our research group today.

Celso arrives from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks where he has recently finished his PhD, and will replace Kristel Chanard as a post-doc.

Matteo arrives from the University of Bologna where he has just graduated with an MSc degree and will now start his PhD resarch.

Please check back in some time to find their personal web pages and research interests.

Ivrea ICDP preparatory workshop

During the first week of May an international workshop will take place to discuss the Ivrea ICDP project between geologists, geochemists and geophysicists. Our group’s interest is to compile existing and to carry out new intra-crustal images from gravity and seismology, on which György Hetényi will give a presentation. More details on the Ivrea ICDP project can be found here.