“The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one
that heralds new discoveries,
is not ‘Eureka!’ but
‘That’s funny…”

Isaac Asimov


New paper on nanometric flow and the earthquake instability

Hongyu’s & Matej’s paper on “Nanometric flow and the earthquake instability” was just published in Nature Communications. Our laboratory experiments reveal that extremely fine-grained crystals produced during fault movement can lead to earthquake instability, offering hints at understanding a potential universal earthquake nucleation process.  Read more details in a MIT News story about the article.

New paper on flow & fracture of ice

Meghana from the Glacier’s group at MIT just published a paper assessing the mechanical and microstructural evolution of sheared margins in glaciers. It was a pleasure to collaborate on the project!