Ian Main


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PhD projects

Catastrophic failure in porous media: how and when? https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects?item=855 Seismicity induced by geothermal energy production https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects?item=856 Do aftershocks contribute significantly to seismic risk and loss? https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects?item=1295 Forecasting Earthquakes Using Machine Learning and Statistics https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects?item=561 Fault distributions and seismic hazard in evolving normal fault networks https://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/phd/programmes-supervisors/physical-sciences/phd-projects?item=862

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Current Research Interests

Seismology: earthquake hazard; earthquake predictability; non-linear dynamics and statistical mechanics of earthquake sources; earthquake triggering. Rock Physics: fluid flow in fractured media; fracture scaling; fluid-rock interactions during deformation; coupling of mechanical, chemical and hydraulic processes; time-dependent deformation.


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