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Jean-Paul Ampuero California Institute of Technology -Seismological Laboratory

Summary: Jean-Paul Ampuero
California Institute of Technology - Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 252-21, Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone : (626) 395-6958, fax : (626) 564-0715, email : ampuero@gps.caltech.edu
Research interests
Earthquake rupture mechanics.
Dynamic earthquake source theory and modeling, earthquake nucleation, bimaterial rupture, physics
of fault zones, slow slip and tremor.
Earthquake seismology.
Source properties of microearthquakes, empirical Green's function methods.
Numerical methods for rupture dynamics and wave propagation.
Spectral Element Method and Boundary Integral Equation Method.
Seismic hazard.
Dynamic earthquake models for strong motion prediction, characterization of sedimentary basins and
simulation of their seismic response.
Oct. 2002 Universit´e Paris 7 and IPGP. Ph.D. in Geophysics.
Physical and numerical study of the nucleation of seismic rupture.
1998 Universit´e Paris 7 and IPGP. M.S. in Geophysics.
1997 Universit´e Paris 7. B.S. in Theoretical Physics.


Source: Ampuero, Jean Paul - Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology


Collections: Geosciences