Lithosphere Dynamics Seminar

The Structural Geology and Tectonics Group will continue to hold a virtual seminar during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Check this page prior to each seminar for a brief primer on the speaker and their research.

Seminars are held at 14.00 CET unless otherwise noted below. Please contact Carolyn Tewksbury-Christle if you are interested in attending.

Dr. Vasiliki Mouslopoulou is a research scientist at the GFZ Helmholz Centre Potsdam. She studies tectonics and active deformation in the Hellenic and Hikurangi subduction systems, in the Eastern Mediterranean and New Zealand, respectively.

To learn more about Dr. Mouslopoulou's work prior to the seminar, you can visit her ResearchGate page or browse the following papers:

Prof. Evangelos Moulas is the head of the Metamorphic Processes Group at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. He investigates metamorphic processes through the lens of computational petrology and thermo-mechanical modelling.

Dr. Moulas will be giving a talk titled: "Calculating pressure with elastic geobarometry: A comparison of different elastic solutions with application to a calc-silicate gneiss from the Rhodope Metamorphic Province." For more information, you can visit his website linked above or browse Moulas et al. (Lithos, 2020) .

Dr. David Wallis is the head of the Microgeodynamics Group in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He investigates rock deformation across a range of scales using microanalytical techniques, laboratory experiments, and field observations.

Dr. Wallis will be giving a talk titled: "Transient creep by long-range dislocation interactions in subduction zones." For more information, you can visit his website linked above or browse Wallis et al. (EPSL, 2020) .

Prof. Marie Violay is the head of the Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics (LEMR) at EPFL. She investigates rock mechanics and transport properties through deformation experiments and microstructural analysis.

Prof. Violay will be giving a talk titled: "Fluid Induced Earthquake." For more information, you can visit her website linked above or browse her articles on this subject:

Dr. Cindy Luisier is a post-doctoral researcher at Géosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes. She investigates metamorphism using geochemical techniques.

Dr. Luisier will be giving a talk titled: "Heterogeneous Alpine metamorphic record in the Monte Rosa nappe and geodynamic implications." For more information, you can visit her website linked above or browse her articles on this subject:

Dr. Zoltán Erdős is a postdoctoral researcher for the Department of Geophysics and Space Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University. He researches mountain belt structure and evolution using numerical modelling.

Dr. Erdős will be giving a talk titled: "Factors controlling the style of back-arc extension." For more information, you can visit his website linked above

Prof. Cailey Condit heads the Structural Petrology Lab in the Earth and Space Sciences Department at the University of Washington. She investigates deformation mechanisms and rheology of the lithosphere, with a focus on feedbacks between chemical and mechanical processes and the source regions for episodic tremor and slow slip.

Prof. Condit will be giving a talk titled: "Amphibole rheology: constraints from the rock record and high temperature experiments." For more information, you can visit her website linked above or browse her article on this subject: Condit & Mahan (J. Met. Geo., 2017)

Dr. Martina Kirilova is research associate with the Tectonics and Structural Geology group at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. She researches rock mechanical properties and the rheology of faults.

(more information will be available closer to the seminar)