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SM Seismology Division on Seismology

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Division on Seismology
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Division on Seismology

President: Philippe Jousset (sm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de)

About the Seismology Division

The EGU offers an open and widely recognized forum for discussing a wide range of scientific questions and conducting corresponding research. The impact of geosciences to society has probably never been as high as today. Therefore, we pursue broad and open-minded approaches to tackle important research topics, while simultaneously engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations for the benefit of humanity and our planet.

Seismology as a discipline contributes to a large variety of both basic and applied scientific fields, and addresses important topics in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The seismology (SM) division at EGU aims to strengthen its inter-disciplinarity and impact by driving the development from static to dynamic geophysical models, by conducting research that spans from acquisition parameters to petrophysical properties, and by supporting the transition from geo-modeling to geo-technical application. Thereby, the SM Division will be increasingly able to make relevant forecasts and provide valuable information to tackle future challenges in securing natural resources and quantifying natural hazards.


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Recent awardees

Yehuda Ben-Zion

Yehuda Ben-Zion

  • 2022
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2022 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Yehuda Ben-Zion for outstanding contributions to earthquake seismology, particularly the understanding of the dynamics of earthquake rupture and earthquake fault systems.


Caroline M. Eakin

Caroline M. Eakin

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Caroline M. Eakin for exceptional observational seismologist skills, developing unique seismological insights into the mantle expression of plate tectonics and plate boundary processes.


Malcolm Sambridge

Malcolm Sambridge

  • 2021
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2021 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Malcolm Sambridge for his outstanding and creative contributions to the development, implementation, and selfless dissemination of stochastic inverse methods in seismology and the Earth science community at large.


Eva P. S. Eibl

Eva P. S. Eibl

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Eva P. S. Eibl in recognition of her transformative contributions to our ability to understand, model, and monitor volcano-, geyser- and glacier-related processes using conventional and new seismological tools.


Nikolaos Triantafyllis

Nikolaos Triantafyllis

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Nikolaos Triantafyllis Gisola: Real-Time Moment Tensor computation optimized for multicore and manycore architectures

Latest posts from the SM blog

Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – We have a Winner!!!

The audience are on the edge of their seats… The tension is palpable… Which disaster film will beat the rest to be the best of the worst? The results are in for the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! As detailed in our previous blog, the EGU Seismology ECS team love those geological disaster films that are so bad, they’re good. 2020’s winner, “The Core”, was taken out of the running, and over the last few weeks the geoscience community has whittled down …


Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – The Sequel!

Next week the EGU Seismology ECS team launch the most anticipated film competition of the year…! Move over Oscars; take a step back Golden Globes; it’s all about the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! In a world of endless sequels and massive franchise box-office behemoths, there is one sub-genre that is always guaranteed to entertain – the Geo-Movie! Films that have such a flimsy grasp of scientific accuracy that you can reignite the core or stop an earthquake with a laser-beam. Films …


“State of the ECS”: How was EGU 22 for you? Plus the new team!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re doing well, and that those of you who managed to make it to Vienna have now recovered, and that normal researcher life has now resumed (and isn’t too dull in comparison!) We hope you enjoyed all that the EGU GA had on offer, and that you were able to make it to some of the Seismology ECS events. I was very sad that I couldn’t be in two places at once so ended up missing the …


Dungeons and Dragons (and Dinosaurs and Displacements…!)

This week we’re looking back to a highlight of the Seismology team’s EGU21 output – Dinosaurs & Displacements! So if you’re watching the Dungeons & Dragons sessions in the new season of Stranger Things on Netflix, and think it could do with a big more geoscience, look no further than this blog by the Dungeon Masters Lars Gebraad and Maria Tsekhmistrenko… It’s been a year of the new, the difficult, and the different. With most scientists working from home and …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The August issue of The Loupe explores how existing energy resources inform climate change mitigation. Scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund find that while hydrogen is certainly part of the solution to get to net zero, this fuel of the future may not be as clean as we think. Researcher in energy transition under climate change Jarmo Kikstra discusses the delicate intersections between social and natural sciences, and on World Biofuels Day we look at commercially available biofuels around the world and some new ones under development.

Also in this issue: the EGU Biodiversity Task Force’s seven recommendations to the EU Nature Restoration Law which will now be amended and either passed or rejected by the European Parliament and The Council of the European Union. Finally, apply by 12 September to the EGU Policy Pairing scheme to spend a week in Brussels with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

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