Published: 10 June 2020, 09:23
Kamil Ustaszewski de (FSU Jena) and Sumiko Tsukamoto (LIAG Hannover) were granted a PhD position for the project "Identifying fossil fault activity along the eastern Periadriatic Fault system by means of combined luminescence- and ESR-dating of fault gouges (NE Italy, S Austria and N Slovenia)". The aim of this project is to assess fault activity along the Periadriatic Line in the Eastern and Southern Alps. In an innovative technology they will combine Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) on feldspars and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) measurements on quartz from fault gauges. This allows dating the last movements on the faults.
In a second project, "Mountainbuilding in the Eastern and Southern Alps - large earthquakes and active faults", Christoph Grützner de (FSU Jena), Kamil Ustaszewski de (FSU Jena), and Klaus Reicherter (RWTH Aachen) will investigate strong earthquakes in the Alps. Using tectonic geomorphology and paleoseismology they want to find out where strong earthquakes occurred after the last glacial maximum and how strong they were. This will help to understand how the Alps grow. Christoph Grützner will work on this project as a PI.