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Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology

President: Claudio Rosenberg (ts@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth (leni@gfz-potsdam.de)

The Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) investigates rock deformation at all scales with the aim to decipher its complex relationships with earth dynamics. We use natural observations, including mapping, remote sensing and seismics, and experimental methods. The division is highly interdisciplinary, with strong ties with other EGU divisions including GD, EMRP, SM, SSP, GM, G, and GMPV.

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12. April 2018

ECS Award Lecture by Fabio Corbi

Today Fabio Corbi will present his TS Division Outstanding ECS Lecture with the title "On the relationship between interseismic coupling and earthquake slip pattern". Join us for this great event at 11:45 in room K1! 

 

11. April 2018

TS Division Meeting

The Division Meeting for Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) is happening today at 12:15 in room D2. The community is strongly encouraged to join, meet the TS board, learn about our activity and participate in improving EGU.

 

8. April 2018

EGU General Assembly 2018 opening today

EGU 2018 is starting today! The registration is open from 12:00 on in hall X5 opposite the main entrance. The opening reception starts at 18:30 in the foyer of the main building. We wish you all a save journey to Vienna.

 

9. October 2017

EGU announces recipients of 2018 awards and medals

The EGU has named the recipients of the EGU medals and awards 2018.

Congratulations to John P. Platt for winning the TS Division's Stephan Mueller Medal and Fabio Corbi for winning the TS Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award!

They will receive their prizes at the EGU General Assembly 2018 (8–13 April, 2018, Vienna).


11. July 2017

EGU2018 Call-for-sessions

The next EGU General Assembly 2018 (EGU2018) will be held again at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) from 08 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018. You are invited to suggest new sessions or modify the existing skeleton program sessions.

Please find all relevant information here: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/provisionalprogramme


14. June 2017

Award and Medal nominations

Remember to nominate an outstanding colleague or student for the Stephan Mueller Medal or the Outstanding Early Carrer Scientist Award. The deadline is on June 15.

You can find the guidelines for submitting nominations at :

http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/proposal-and-selection-of-candidates/


18. May 2017

Submission of nominations for the Stephan Müller Medal 2018

The dead-line for the submission of nominations for the Stephan Müller Medal 2018 is coming up on June 15th. Please consider nominating a colleague whose scientific work represents an outstanding contribution to Structural Geology, Tectonics and Lithospheric Geophysics. 

You can find the guidelines for submitting nominations at :

http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/proposal-and-selection-of-candidates/


15. May 2017

Cees Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017!

At the 2017 General Assembly Cees W. Passchier was awarded with the 2017 Stephan Mueller Medal in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the understanding of deformation in rocks at all scales through innovative tools such as kinematic indicators, microstructural criteria, and vorticity analysis. Congratulations!

Cees W. Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017Cees W. Passchier won the Stephan Mueller Medal 2017


11. May 2017

A successful 2017 General Assembly for the TS Division

With a little delay we note that the 2017 General Assembly again broke records with 14,500 participants and 17,400 presentations. Also for TS this was a very successful meeting with an all-time record of 960 abstracts in 32 sessions that were led by TS (and over 1500 abstracts if we include co-organised sessions). We would like to thank you all for helping make this meeting such a success and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the TS team did!

Please fill out the questionnaire at www.egu2017.eu/feedback and/or drop us a mail at ts@egu.eu for any division-related feedback - positive or negative, we need your input to keep improving our programme!

While the aftermath of EGU 2017 is still in our minds, the new TS team led by TS Division president Claudio Rosenberg will now slowly start to get to work for EGU 2018.


17. April 2017

EGU Summer School

This summer, another EGU Summer School takes place. Giorgio Pennacchioni and Neil Mancktelow organise this great event from August 25 to 31 in northern Italy. More information can be found here.


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Recent awardees

John P. Platt

John P. Platt

  • 2018
  • Stephan Mueller Medal

The 2018 Stephan Mueller Medal is awarded to John P. Platt for his pioneering research in structural geology, which has fundamentally increased our understanding of deformation processes at plate margins through careful linking of field studies with mechanical and analytical analyses.


Fabio Corbi

Fabio Corbi

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Fabio Corbi in recognition of his ground-breaking, multidisciplinary research, dealing both with subduction-related thrust-fault earthquakes and volcano-tectonic processes.


Cees W. Passchier

Cees W. Passchier

  • 2017
  • Stephan Mueller Medal

The 2017 Stephan Mueller Medal is awarded to Cees W. Passchier in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the understanding of deformation in rocks at all scales through innovative tools such as kinematic indicators, microstructural criteria, and vorticity analysis.


Luca C. Malatesta

Luca C. Malatesta

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Luca C. Malatesta A model to quantify sediment mixing across alluvial piedmonts with cycles of aggradation and incision


Stefano Aretusini

Stefano Aretusini

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Stefano Aretusini Seismic slip on clay nano-foliation

Latest posts from the TS blog

Minds over Methods: Experimental seismotectonics

Minds over Methods: Experimental seismotectonics

For our next Minds over Methods, we go back into the laboratory, this time for modelling seismotectonics! Michael Rudolf, PhD student at GFZ in Potsdam (Germany), tells us about the different types of analogue models they perform, and how these models contribute to a better understanding of earthquakes along plate boundaries. Experimental seismotectonics – Seismic cycles and tectonic evolution of plate boundary faults Michael Rudolf, PhD student at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ The recurrence …


Minds over Methods: Reconstructing oceans lost to subduction

Minds over Methods: Reconstructing oceans lost to subduction

Our next Minds over Methods article is written by Derya Gürer, who just finished a PhD at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. During her PhD, she used a combination of many methods to reconstruct the evolution of the Anadolu plate, which got almost entirely lost during closure of the Neotethys in Anatolia. Here, she explains how the use of these multiple methods helped her to obtain a 3D understanding of the Anatolian double subduction system and the demise of the Anadolu …


EGU - Realm and Maze? An interview with Susanne Buiter, the current chair of the EGU Programme Committee

EGU - Realm and Maze? An interview with Susanne Buiter, the current chair of the EGU Programme Committee

Susanne Buiter is senior scientist and team leader at the Solid Earth Geology Team at the Geological Survey of Norway. She is also the chair of the EGU Programme Committee. This means that she leads the coordination of the scientific programme of the annual General Assembly. She assists the Division Presidents and Programme Group chairs when they build the session programme of their divisions, helps find a place for new initiatives and tries to solve issues that may arise. This …


Paris: From quarry to catacombs

Paris: From quarry to catacombs

Paris, 2000 ya. Claude is sweating all over. It’s mid-July and the sun is burning on his skin. With his hammer and shovel he is digging up grey and white stones. The faults and fractures in the rock help him to get the rocks out easily. But still, it’s hot and humid and his shift isn’t over yet. Luckily he can’t complain about the view. Lutetia, one of the new Roman settlements lies right in front of him, on the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

Earlier this month, we hosted a record-breaking number of participants (over 15,000) at our annual EGU General Assembly in Vienna. The meeting included over 17,000 poster, oral and PICO presentations in over 650 sessions, as well as a number of popular short courses and side events. We are grateful to all participants, including conveners, the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus Meetings, conference assistants, and ACV and EGU office staff, for making the meeting a success.

If you participated in the meeting, we especially welcome your suggestions and feedback (deadline: 3 June), which will be instrumental in ensuring an even more successful General Assembly in 2019 (7–12 April, Vienna).

Finally, we would like to remind you that we are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 EGU awards and medals. To promote the best deserving geoscientists from around the world and increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. Please consider submitting a nomination by 15 June.

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