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I am currently a doctoral candidate at the California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory. I am interested in the nature of fracture and frictional sliding, both in terms of developing theoretical and laboratory-based descriptions of failure processes as well as their implications for natural phenomena, such as earthquakes and landslides. My research focuses on developing and utilizing computational methods to explore the behavior of such systems and their relationship to real-world observables.

My current work aims to better understand the energetics of dynamic shear ruptures at the extreme scale of earthquakes, as well as the overall physics of earthquake source processes. I am interested in improving our understanding of the relationship between remote observations geophysicists make at Earth's surface with variants of local fault zone physics. My goal is to better constrain plausible conditions governing the operation of faults and improve our understanding of potential future seismic hazards. Read more

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Education
Active: PhD Geophysics, California Institute of Technology
2017: M.Sc. Geophysics, California Institute of Technology
2014: B.Sc. Physics with Honors, California Institute of Technology

Contact
Seismological Laboratory
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
California Institute of Technology
vlambert-at-caltech.edu
Office: 305 Gates-Thomas, 362 South Mudd (map)
Phone: (619) 274-2595
Mail: 1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21, Pasadena, CA 91125

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