ERC Advanced 882450 – 2020-2025
Micro-scale dependent, time- and space-evolving rheologies: the key for generating strain localization in the Earth

RhEoVOLUTION aims to unravel how the evolution of rock rheology controls strain localization at different scales in the Earth. To do so, we will develop a framework for modeling self-consistently strain localization in rocks deforming by ductile processes. We will design: (1) stochastic descriptions of the evolution of the rheology in time and space and (2) fast (supervised machine-learning) methods to calculate the evolution of its anisotropy, which we will incorporate in geodynamical and ice-flow models.

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Contact : Andrea Tommasi

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OPEN POSITION (Open starting from January 2023)

Junior research engineer – numerical modeling

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION (Open)

Modelling the feedbacks between fluid/melt flow and ductile deformation

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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION (Filled starting in January 2023)

Predicting the evolution of mechanical anisotropy in the Earth’s mantle by supervised machine-learning

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PUBLICATION

Decoupling between strain localisation and the microstructural record: evidence from in-situ strain measurements in polycrystalline ice.

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Evolution of strain field and microstructure in polycrystalline ice using in situ experiments


PUBLICATION

Dynamic recrystallization by subgrain rotation in olivine revealed by high-spatial resolution electron backscatter diffraction.

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PUBLICATION

The Borborema strike-slip shear zone system (NE Brazil): Large-scale intracontinental strain localization in a heterogeneous plate.

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