Emmy-Noether-Projekt "Brückenschlag zwischen Geodäsie und Seismologie"


  • since 2016 Group Leader this DFG-funded Emmy-Noether-Group “Bridges”
  • 2015 PostDoc at Kiel University
  • 2013 PostDoc in the HGF Alliance "Earth System Dynamics" at the University of Potsdam
  • 2010 PostDoc in the PROGRESS project at GFZ Potsdam
  • 2010 PhD in Geophysics at ETH Zurich "Improving earthquake source studies using InSAR: data error estimation and propagation to model parameter uncertainties"
  • 2005 Research Assistant at the Geophysical Institute of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2004 Research Assistant in the Collaborative Research Centre „ Strong Earthquakes“ at the University of Karlsruhe
  • 2004 Diploma in Geophysics at the University of Karlsruhe




SRCMOD - Database

    • Inversion modelling of geodetic (InSAR) and seismological data
    • earthquake slip complexity and co-seismic rupture history
    • Connecting earthquake models to observations
    • Kinematic earthquake source inversion


    In my research i am interested in how earthquakes ruptures behave and how and why earthquakes develop complex ruptures in space and time. Complex means that the earthquake ruptures e.g. across multiple fault planes with different geometries or slows down/accelerates in different areas. We know that earthquakes rupture with different degrees of complexity and we believe that larger earthquake rupture in more complex ways. This would however violate the common assumption of self-similarity of earthquakes across magnitudes. Often the choice of the modeled degree of complexity is however dependent on expert knowledge. Therefore i am looking for data driven ways to help us evaluate possibly rupture segmentation. Also I focus on small to medium sized earthquakes to investigate if we can resolve any complex ruptures from them or if they do not exhibit such behavior. I am using InSAR, GPS and seismological data.

    To asses the evolution of an earthquake rupture in time i have developed a multi-array backprojection code, which is available on github: Palantiri