On Monday January 14th, Laura Airaghi from the Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris will visit ISTE. She will present a seminar on Linking microstructures to petro-chronology in low-grade metamorphic rocks: an approach to investigate large-scale deformation mechanisms in collisional settings (eastern Tibet and Pyrenees) at 11h00 in room 2121.
Today Bjarne Almqvist from Uppsala University is visiting ISTE. In the afternoon he will present a seminar on Collisional Orogeny in the Scandinavian Caledonides (COSC) Project: Investigating mountain building through scientific drilling at the usual time and place.
The School seismology project in Nepal has recently featured in the Raspberry Shake news. You can read the full story on their website.
The whole group is contributing to the 16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Bern, with one poster per person, in sessions 1, 7 an 16. Check the meeting program here.
Magnitudes of differential stress in the lithosphere, especially in the crust, are still disputed. Our recent work addressing this topic with numerical modelling and geophysical data from the field has just been accepted at Geophysical Journal International:
Schmalholz SM, Duretz T, Hetényi G, Medvedev S (2019) Distribution and magnitude of stress due to lateral variation of gravitational potential energy between Indian lowland and Tibetan plateau. (weblink)
The 33rd HKT conference is over and we keep a great memory of this event! A final, post-conference message is yet to come, with the group photo, the keynote speech’s video, etc.
Following the advice of one of the participants and a good colleague, I here share the PDF version of a 7-year old article that is not so visible, showing that seismic low-velocity zones in South Tibet are present in spots, and do not form a continuous layer.
After more than a year preparation, the 33rd Himalaya-Karakorum-Tibet workshop is at the doorstep. From Monday to Wednesday next week (Sept. 10-12) more than 130 researchers will present ca. 45 talks and ca. 85 posters on the structure, dynamics and natural hazards of the HKT region. The invited keynote speaker is Peter Molnar (U. Colorado), who will talk about the Growth of the Tibetan Plateau. About 35 people will also go on a 3-day field excursion in the Western Swiss Alps before the workshop. Full information can be found at the HKT2018 website. We look forward to host the event and the participants.