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Dr Maximilian Werner
Dr Maximilian Werner
Area of research
Earthquake Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment
My research interests centre on earthquake processes and seismic hazard assessment. Earthquakes remain a major unsolved problem in natural science, described by some as the turbulence of solids. My goals are to better understand earthquake physics and to improve estimates of seismic hazard. I use a combination of physical and stochastic numerical modeling of earthquake processes that I confront with seismological observations. I am particularly interested in better understanding the mechanisms by which earthquakes trigger other earthquakes and in improving models for the probabilistic forecasting of future earthquake potential.
I joined the School of Earth Sciences and the Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol in October 2013 as Lecturer in Natural Hazards and Risks, with a focus on earthquake seismology and seismic hazards. I obtained my undergraduate education at Imperial College London, where I received an M.Sci. in Physics in 2002. After a year of working for the German Agency for International Development in Guatemala, I returned to academia and obtained an M.S. (2005) and a Ph.D. (2008) in Geophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduating, I joined the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher for two years, before returning to the US in 2010 as a Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. Since leaving Princeton for Bristol in October 2013, I have remained affiliated with Princeton as a visiting researcher.
- Field, EH, Milner, K, Hardebeck, J, Page, M, Elst, Nvd, Jordan, TH, Michael, A, Shaw, BE & Werner, M, 2016, A Spatiotemporal Clustering Model for the Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3-ETAS): Toward an Operational Earthquake Forecast. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol 107.
- De Luca, F, Kythreotis, S, Werner, M & Verdon, J, 2017, Natural earthquakes as proxies for induced seismic hazard and risk: comparing peak and cyclic inelastic response. in: World Conferences on Earthquake Engineering: online proceedings.
- Verdon, JP, Stork, AL, Bissell, RC, Bond, CE & Werner, MJ, 2015, Simulation of seismic events induced by CO2 injection at In Salah, Algeria. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 426., pp. 118-129
- Seif, S, Mignan, A, Zechar, J, Werner, M & Wiemer, S, 2017, Estimating ETAS: the effects of truncation, missing data, and model assumptions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol 122., pp. 449-469
- Meier, MA, Werner, MJ, Woessner, J & Wiemer, S, 2014, A search for evidence of secondary static stress triggering during the 1992 Mw7.3 Landers, California, earthquake sequence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol 119., pp. 3354-3370
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- Goitom, B, Werner, M, Goda, K, Kendall, JM, Hammond, J, Ogubazghi, G, Oppenheimer, C, Helmstetter, A, Keir, D & Illsley-Kemp, F, 2017, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Eritrea. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
- Helmstetter, A & Werner, MJ, 2014, Adaptive Smoothing of Seismicity in Time, Space, and Magnitude for Time-Dependent Earthquake Forecasts for California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol 104., pp. 809-822
- Rhoades, DA, Gerstenberger, MC, Christophersen, A, Zechar, JD, Schorlemmer, D, Werner, M & Jordan, TH, 2014, Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models II: Information Gains of Multiplicative Hybrids. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol 104., pp. 3072-3083
- Zechar, JD, Schorlemmer, D, Werner, MJ, Gerstenberger, MC, Rhoades, DA & Jordan, TH, 2013, Regional Earthquake Likelihood Models I: First-Order Results. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol 103., pp. 787-798
- Zhuang, J, Werner, MJ & Harte, DS, 2013, Stability of earthquake clustering models: Criticality and branching ratios. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol 88.
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