György Hetényi

[here is how to pronounce my first name]

I’m the PI of OROG3NY and an SNF-professor at the University of Lausanne.

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Research interests

I am interested in the geodynamics of the continental lithosphere: structure, deformation and associated physical processes. My principal tools of investigation are geophysical imaging (seismology, gravimetry) and numerical modelling (themo-mechanical, petrological).

 

In frame of OROG3NY I currently work on:

Previously I have mostly worked on orogeny, deformation and phase changes (see Publications for more details):

  • the Himalaya-Tibet region (crustal and lithospheric structures [Hi-CLIMB project], rheology of the India plate, eclogitization of the lower crust);
  • the Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian region (crustal thickness, mantle transition zone topography and history [CBP project]);
  • a numerical approach that does conserve mass during metamorphic phase changes in thermo-mechanical models;
  • columnar jointing in igneous rocks (size, composition).

Publications

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Abstracts, other papers and reports

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Managed seismic networks

Ph.D. thesis

Evolution of deformation of the Himalayan prism: from imaging to modelling.
École Normale Supérieure – Université Paris-Sud XI, 400 pp., 2007.
Abstract [en/fr/hu]; download from here.

  • Awards:
    Prize of the Chancellery of Paris Universities 2008 (Aguirre-Basualdo Prize)
    Award of the William B. & Elizabeth Behr Agocs Geophysical Research Fund 2008
  • Related talks:
    14 presentations in 3 years following my thesis (Leeds, Montpellier, Paris (IPG), Grenoble, Cambridge, Toulouse, Bristol, Nancy, Paris (UPMC), Orléans, Budapest, Zürich, Yokohama, Freiberg).
  • Published as a book:
    Hetényi G, Cattin R, Vergne J (2010) Geodynamics of Tibet and the Himalayas: Geophysical advances from imaging and modelling. LAP Lambert Acad. Publ., Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8383-2353-4, 408 p.