Nora Schweizer graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Earth System Science at the University of Zurich, in 2021. In her Bachelor’s project she analyzed reflection seismic data to trace a large prehistoric rockfall in Lake Thun, Switzerland as part of the Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich. For her master’s project she measures the laboratory seismic velocity of the COSC-2 drill core from central Scandinavian Caledonides under the supervision of Claudio Madonna and Markus Rast. She will combine laboratory measurements of seismic and elastic properties and thin section and scanning electron microscope (SEM) analysis to link the seismic properties with the mineralogical content and microstructures.
Furthermore, she is interested in structural geology and sedimentology. Especially in connecting small-scale processes and scaling them up to better understand the big picture of mountain formation visible in the field, but also its effects on humans, as dealt with in engineering geology.