Earthquake generation is one of the most dynamic phenomena of the solid Earth, spanning a wide spectrum of scales in space and time. We aim to develop a unified framework to understand the tectonophysical phenomena, including earthquake rupture and stress loading to faults, as well as the viscoelastic deformations of the Earth’s interior and surface layers. We often use theoretical and computational approaches to describe the variety of geophysical, geological and geomorphological observations by essential physics-based models. On the other hand, we are working on field-based studies by implementing quantitative and computational tools. The geological and geomorphological data is unique in the way that providing the activity in the past needed for focusing the future of the Earth’s system. To this end, developing algorisms and analysis tools ranging from high-performance computing to topography is also within our scope of studies.
We welcome students enthusiastic about understanding tectonophysical deformations from a broad perspective. Those with strong points in math and physics or field surveys are preferred. Postdocs are also welcome upon budget availability, and applications to JSPS fellowships will be encouraged.