Science of Slow Earthquakes

Science of Slow Earthquakes - Toward a unified understanding of all earthquake events from low-speed deformation to high-speed slip

Events / ActivitiesNewly Joined Project Researchers

  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. Newly Joined

Dr. Yusaku Tanaka has joined our project as a postdoctral researcher at the Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo.

I am Yusaku TANAKA, belonging to ERI of the University of Tokyo as a new researcher of "Science of Slow Earthquake." I got my Ph.D at Hokkaido University in March 2017 on my study of relationship between gravity changes and huge earthquakes from satellite gravimetry, and then I went to Taiwan to collaborate with those who are special at ocean science and satellite gravimetry so as to research about ocean response to seismic gravity changes (my photo was taken at Sun-Moon Lake in Taiwan). Here I will study about slow earthquakes and deal with the slow earthquake database.

Dr. Naoki Nishiyama has joined our project as a researcher at University of Tsukuba.

My name is Naoki Nishiyama. I joined Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences at University of Tsukuba. I received PhD degree from Osaka University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at National Institute for Materials Science. During a postdoc, I studied the fluid flow in rocks and the deformation by pressure solution. I will perform the observations and analyses of metamorphic rocks exhumed from subduction zone to unravel the behavior fluid flow, metamorphic reaction, and deformation in subduction zones and the interrelation among them; from these works, I would like to contribute to advancing the understanding of generation mechanism of slow earthquakes.

Dr. Masayuki Kano has joined our project.

My research topic is to understand the physical properties on the plate interface and to predict SSEs based on geodetic data and data assimilation technique. In this project, I will make effort to further understand the mechanisms of slow earthquakes and to construct an unified database of slow earthquake catalogs.

From February 2018

I was appointed as assistant professor at Solid Earth Physics Laboratory, Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University starting in February 2018. As a collaborator of Groups A01 and A02, I will expand and deepen the researches for a better understanding of source region of slow earthquakes based on slow earthquakes catalog and geodetic data as well as for further study on slow earthquakes generating processes and prediction from the various point of views such as seismology, geodesy, physics and geology in Tohoku University. Besides, I will continue building more contents in the slow earthquakes database.

Dr. Satoshi Takada joined our project as a postdoctral researcher at the Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo.

I am Satoshi Takada, a new project researcher at Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo. I got my Ph.D. at Kyoto University and spent one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the same university. My main research field is theoretical granular physics. As a member of C02 group, I will work on the theoretical study on slow and regular earthquakes from the viewpoint of nonequilibrium physics.

Dr. Naofumi Aso joined our project as a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo.

Naofumi Aso earned his PhD at the University of Tokyo and was a researcher at California Institute of Technology. He joined our project in March as a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. He belongs to C01 Geoscientific Modeling Group and aims to develop physical models of both slow earthquakes and regular earthquakes.

From February 2018

I, Naofumi Aso, have moved to Tokyo Institute of Technology as an assistant professor from April. I will continue working on physical models of both slow earthquakes and regular earthquakes, together with management of slow earthquake database and support service of the slow earthquake project office.