Head of section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Professor in Geophysics/Seismology, University of Potsdam
Spokesperson PT4, POFIII: Natural Hazards
Earthquake physics: earthquake rupture process, source parameter inversion, triggering of earthquakes, fluid related earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes, seismicity, induced seismicity.
Physics of fractures: emplacement, slow dislocations, fracture related intrusion, effective parameter, hydraulic fracturing, fluid- and pressure in the sub-ground.
Theoretical and experimental seismology: wave propagation and wavefield inversion, structural and velocity tomography, damping, ambient vibrations, surface wave studies, microseisms and noise.
Marine broadband seismology
2000 Habilitation in Geophyiscs, University of Frankfurt, Germany
1994 Dr. rer nat. in Geophysics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
1990 Diploma in Geophysics
Since 2012 W3 Professor in Geophysics at University of Potsdam. Head of the Section 2.1 “Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes” at GFZ Potsdam
2000 - 2012 C3 Professor in Seismology at the University Hamburg, Germany. Head of the Seismology Group.
1994 – 2000 Hochschulassistent University Frankfurt with Prof. Gerhard Müller
1990– 1994 PhD at Faculty of Physics, Institute of Geophysics, University Karlsruhe
Regular supervision of PhD, MSc and BSc projects
Regular teaching at University (in german, lecture notes are available as pdf on request): Introduction to Geophysics (2001-2012), Traveltime seismology (2000-2012), Body and surface wave seismology (2007-2011), Rupture processes in seismology and volcanology (2008-today), Inversion problems in geophysics (2000-2012), Signal analysis in Geophysics (2013) and Seismological data recording (2003), Fundamentals of mathematical Geophysics (2001)
Contributions to international training courses / summer schools (moment tensor inversion, array seismology, study of seismic swarms associated with fluid movement, GFZ-Unesco training course)
Associate editor in earthquake seismology for Geophysical Journal International (2002-2006)
Editor in Chief for Journal of Seismology (2005-2012)
Reviewer panels for specific projects (BMBF, EU, DFG, other)
PI scientist for ship cruises
Consultancy for case studies of induced seismicity