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Prof. Dr. Frank Scherbaum

Section 2.6: Seismic Hazard and Stress Field

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 6, room 201
14467 Potsdam
e-mail: frank.scherbaum2(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Research Interests:

Digital Signal Processing, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, Interface Seismology & Musical Acoustics, Computational Ethnomusicology, Traditional Georgian music 

Career:

  • 04/2016 – Professor (ret.), Geophysics, Universität Potsdam and guest scientist at GFZ Potsdam
  • 1997 – 2016 Professor (C4), Geophysics, Universität Potsdam
  • 1989 – 1997 Professor of Geophysics (C3), LMU München
  • 1988 – 1989 Visiting Scientist, NRCDP Tsukuba, Japan 
  • 1986 – 1988 Research Associate, CIRES, UC Boulder, USA 
  • 1984 – 1986 Research Associate, Universität Stuttgart 
  • 1984 – 1986 Research Associate, CIRES, UC Boulder, USA 
  • 1983 – 1984 Research Associate, CIRES, UC Boulder, USA 
  • 1980 – 1983 Research Associate, Universität Stuttgart 
  • 1976 – 1977 Mobil Oil A. G., Celle

Education:

  • 1986 Dr. rer. nat. habil., Geophysics, Universität Stuttgart 
  • 1980 Dr. rer. nat., Geophysics, Universita ̈t Stuttgart
  • 1977 Dipl. Geol., Universität Tübingen
  • 1975 – 1976 Universität Tübingen, Musicology (without degree) 
  • 1971 – 1977 Universität Tübingen, Physics and Geology
  • 1971 Abitur, Staatl. Gymnasium Montabaur 

Research Boards and Committees:

Geokommission der DFG (2002-2008), Fachkollegium 315 (since 2009), Steering committee instrument pool des GFZ (since 1995), Wissenschaftlicher Beirat des GFZ (ab 2009); Working group of seismology of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Germany: (2002-2004); Member of advisory boards for European Union, DFG, Humboldt- Foundation, Federal and State Ministries of Environment (Bavaria, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Wu ̈rttem- berg, Swiss Nuclear Safety Commission), NEID Tsukuba, Japan. 

Awards:

Technologietransferpreis von Potsdam-Transfer und der UP Transfer GmbH (2016); Wolfram Innovator Award (2014); Elected Member of the National German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2005); Member of the Board of Directors of the Seismological Society of America (2003); German–Austrian University Software Award (1992); Heisenberg Scholarship (1986); CIRES Visiting Scholar Award (1983); Max Kade Scholarship (1982); Various Best Paper Awards, most recently at the International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis (FMA 2017), Malaga, Spain.