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Dr. Luigi Passarelli

Section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 7, room 306
14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28799
e-mail: luigi.passarelli(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Post-Doc position in "Gefährdungseinschätzung der seismischen und vulkanischen Aktivität unter Halmahera/Indonesien" project

Research Interests:

Statistical volcanology for eruption forecasting, modelling spatio-temporal distributions for eruption activity, Volcanic unrests,
Bayesian hierarchical modeling, statistical seismology, volcanic and induced seismicity,
Volcanic and non volcanic swarms,
Physics of volcanic systems and of the seismic source. 
Field experience in seismic monitoring,.


Jul 2012 - present              Post-Doc at GFZ section 2.1

Jan  2011 to Jun 2012        Post-Doc, University of Hamburg, Germany

Sept 2008 to Jan 2009        Visiting Scholar, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Jun 2009 to Sept 2009        Visiting Scholar, University of California Santa Cruz, USA 


2007-2010: PhD in Geophysics, University of Bologna, Italy

2004-2006: MSc in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy

2000-2004: BSc in Physics, University of Bologna, Italy 


Participant to INGV-DPC project UNREST
Partecipant to ERC CCMP-Pompei
Partecipant to MedSuv and MARsite
since 2013 GFZ-funded FEFI

Research Boards and Committees:

Since 2013 Member of the WOVOdat steering committee 


2008: Marco Polo Fellowship, University of Bologna