We’re expanding our earthquake hazards team! The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics seeks to appoint three graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow to pursue research on fault systems and earthquake hazards.
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Catch up with the latest stories about UTIG earthquake hazards research.
- Sinking Seamount Offers Clues to Slow Motion EarthquakesScientists have long puzzled over what happens when seamounts — mountains and volcanoes on the seafloor — are pulled into subduction zones. Now, new research… Continue Reading Earthquake Hazards
- Earthquake Scientists Have a New Tool in the Race to Find the Next Big OneAn everyday quirk of physics could be an important missing piece in scientists’ efforts to predict the world’s most powerful earthquakes. In a study published… Continue Reading Earthquake Hazards
- In Search of the Next Big OneSubduction zones are the source of the world’s most dangerous earthquakes and tsunamis. UTIG’s researchers are on a mission to understand them By Constantino Panagopulos… Continue Reading Earthquake Hazards
- Making Quakes in Austin, TexasBy Kristin Phillips. After months spent carefully combining black steel plates, delicate sensors, and five hydraulic jacks into a device that mimics the sliding of tectonic plates past each other, a team of researchers and graduate students successfully made an earthquake in the lab on November 7, 2022. Continue Reading Earthquake Hazards
- Scientists Plan Major Research Program to Understand Earth’s Most Dangerous HazardsThe University of Texas at Austin has joined leading scientists on a bold new effort to understand Earth’s largest earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The plans… Continue Reading Earthquake Hazards