Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting

International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”
July 2-7, 2018


Andrea Bizzarri – INGV, Sezione di Bologna (Italy)
Shamita Das – University of Oxford (UK)
Alberto Petri – CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)


Anna Maria Loguercio – CNR-ISC, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)


Physics of shallow, intermediate and deep earthquakes
Fundamental of rock mechanics
Laboratory experiments
Inferences from real data
Applications to earthquake engineering

This is not merely a school in a strict sense, but is indeed a high–level event for post–doctoral students and scientists. Our aim is to make this course an ideal opportunity to disseminate fundamental and pivotal results of the physics of earthquakes, along with the most recent and challenging findings. Main topics include theoretical modelling, laboratory experiments and analysis of data.


Ralph J. Archuleta – U.C. Santa Barbara (USA)
Michel Bouchon – Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Yun–Tai Chen – China Earthquake Administration, Beijing (People’s Republic of China)
William L. Ellsworth – Stanford University (USA)
Aitaro Kato – University of Tokyo (Japan)
Raul Madariaga – École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)
Chris J. Marone – PennState University, University Park (USA)
Francesco Mulargia- Università di Bologna (Italy)
Alexandre Schubnel – École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)