Jean Paul Ampuero( Pablo )
I am an Assistant Professor of Seismology in the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). My research is primarily aimed at understanding the physics of earthquakes, mainly through theoretical and computational modeling constrained by observations. I am also broadly interested in the assessment, prevention and mitigation of earthquake hazard, in particular in large urban areas close to subduction zones, like in Peru, my native country.
- Earthquake dynamics: earthquake nucleation, dynamic rupture, strong motion, earthquake physics, bimaterial rupture, aseismic (slow slip) transients and non-volcanic tremor
- Earthquake seismology: microearthquake studies, Empirical Green's functions methods, relocation
- Numerical methods for rupture dynamics and wave propagation: Spectral Element Methods, Boundary Element Methods
- Earthquake hazard and risk assessment: numerical simulation of earthquake scenarios, microtremor/array methods, integral/multidisciplinary approaches
- Research topics.
- My numerical codes, download free software for wave propagation and earthquake dynamics.
- Resume (curriculum vitae)
- Some useful links
- Earthquake nucleation
- Complexity in earthquake dynamics
- Earthquake source seismology
- Earthquakes on bimaterial faults
- Earthquakes on non-planar faults
- Earthquakes rupture with off-fault damage
- Slow slip and non-volcanic tremor
- Numerical methods for earthquake dynamics
- Seismic hazard along the Peruvian subduction zone