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I’m the PI of OROG3NY and an SNF-professor at the University of Lausanne.
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:
- 3D structural mapping with converted waves (Ph.D. Leonardo Colavitti)
- Metamorphism as seen by geophysics (post-doc Kristel Chanard)
- AlpArray – a broadband-seismology-array and geodynamics project
- EASI – Eastern-Alpine Seismic Investigation
- GANSSER – Geodynamics ANd Seismic Structure of the Eastern-Himalaya Region (i.e. Bhutan)
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).
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Abstracts, other papers and reports
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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.