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Preliminary results of an investigation into vibration-induced stresses in tall (11 to 40 m) rock columns

Stefanie Almazan Delfini won the SGEB-Master-Award 2018 for an outstanding Master’s thesis for her investigation into the variation in stresses at the base of a rock column as ice melts from a joint on the back. Below is a quick overview of the study that will be presented at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna this year. […]


Catch us at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting, 17 – 18 November

This week the Swiss Geoscience Meeting will be hosted by the Snow and Avalanche Research SLF and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences in Davos, Switzerland. The meeting offers a great chance to keep in touch with scientists from across the country with broad interdisciplinary interests. This year we’ll be presenting work from an environmentally-driven […]


Find me at EGU 2017

As usual, there’s plenty happening at EGU this year. You can find me at any one of these locations: Monday Mon, 24 Apr, 15:30–15:45, Room N1, GM1.6/BG9.38/HS11.11/NH8.8/TS4.7 | | Highlight Dynamic fracture development in response to extreme summer temperatures: 27/7/2014, Långören Island, Finland (EGU2017-16387) by Kerry Leith, Matthew Perras, Topias Siren, Tuomas Rantanen, Suvi Heinonen, […]


PRF 2017: Numerical modelling workshop confirmed and abstract submission deadlines extended

NUMERICAL MODELLING WORKSHOP CONFIRMED Due to popular demand, we’re now happy to offer a full day numerical modelling workshop for Friday the 9/6. Register before Friday 31st March to confirm your place. Topics will include a hands-on introduction to best-practice methods for practical geotechnical applications, as well as advanced phenomenological approaches incorporating physical aspects of […]


Progressive Rock Failure conference, 5 – 8 June 2017

Geological materials change their strength properties through time, which has significant implications for the stability of natural and artificial slopes, surface or subsurface excavations, and deep boreholes used for energy production. The Engineering Geology Group at ETH Zurich will organize a conference to address these critical topics in a subsidized event overlooking Lake Maggiore in […]


EGU 2015: Geomechanics in natural environments (Tue, 14 Apr, 13:30–15:00)

The annual General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union is one of the largest meetings of Earth scientists in the world. It hosts the largest meeting of geomorphologists (scientists generally interested in processes such as river erosion, landslides, tectonics and glaciation), and with almost 15,000 abstracts submitted this year provides a great opportunity for scientists […]


Geomechanics in natural environments: A new session for the EGU General Assembly 2015

  For those of you looking for an excuse to leave your desk, my colleagues and I have proposed a new session for EGU 2015 in Vienna, Austria, “Geomechanics in natural environments: quantifying environmental stresses and physical soil or rock behaviour“. We expect contributions will improve our ability to predict change in Earth surface systems, and hope […]


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