CRUST workshop (9-10th july Perugia). Best poster prize to our Francesca Ferrario ;)

On the 9th and 10th o July, we join to the CRUST workshop on structural geology and active tectonics, in memory of Prof. Giampaolo Pialli. Giampaolo Pialli was a brilliant structural and regional geologist of the University of Perugia suddenly died 20 years ago, at the age of 59. The “CRUST” meeting had the main…
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14/07/2019 0

Field reconnaissance in the epicentral area of the 1808 Pellice Valley earthquake

Pellice Valley lies in the SW Piedmont region (N Italy), in a structurally complex area where the Alps-Apennines junction is located. Piedmont is a region where a low seismic release rate is domiant, except for the so-called Pinerolese seismic zone and for some historical events, including the damaging 1808 Pellice Valley seismic sequence (Mw max…
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11/07/2019 0

Geolympics 3: Football field and macroseismic field

While waiting for the FIFA World Cup Final, here’s another #Geolympics post on football! Intensity measures the effects of an earthquake on humans, the built environment and nature (earthquake-induced effects, such as landslides, liquefaction, tsunamis). Commonly adopted macroseismic scales (MM: Modified Mercalli, EMS: European Macroseismic Scale) comprise 12 degrees, from the lowest (perceived by seismometers…
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05/07/2019 0

Geolympics live: a trip to Grenoble

The football Women’s World Cup has come to the round of 16. I decided to purchase a ticket for a match; my choice was for the 1st match of the round of 16 in Grenoble. It happened to be Germany vs Nigeria – but at the time of my booking, I didn’t know. Here’s my…
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24/06/2019 0

Curious about the fault responsible for 1908 Messina earthquake?

  A successfull collaboration with colleagues from Birkbeck College, UCL and University of Plymouth was carried out in last months in order to identify the fault responsible for the 1908 Messina earthquake. Hystorical data and new insights have been used for the research, which resulted in the publication of a new paper. You can read…
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24/06/2019 0

Geolympics 2: Football and the earthquake cycle

Today let’s speak about football! – I mean, the “real” football… Why? Female World Cup and Under 21 Championships are ongoing and football it’s my favorite because formerly I used to be a (quite bad) player. It happened that I was watching a game on TV, while thinking to a project I’m working on. I…
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19/06/2019 0

Geolympics 1: Cycling, minerals & colors

Cyclist at the Giro d’Italia are climbing the Alps for the last few stages before the arrival in Verona. As in other cycling tours, colored jerseys represent the leader in different categories… minerals are colored, too! Some can even occur in different colors, due to the presence of impurities or microscopic inclusions of other minerals…
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29/05/2019 0

PeriGeo and University of Insubria at ECO-GIRO (Como)

  On the occasion of Giro d’Italia (the Italian principal cycling competition), University of Insubria takes part in the ECO-GIRO- Geo-informazione sulle strade della corsa rosa together with ISPRA and University of Camerino.   The event will take place on 26 May 2019 at University of Insubria -Sant’Abbondio at 19.00. Here the Event Poster.   Special guest: Gibì Baronchelli Other guests:…
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23/05/2019 0

Geolympics: discover Earth Science through sports

I love Earth Sciences and I’m a sport-addicted. Why not to combine these 2 passions for communicating science to a non-technical audience? Here’s Geolympics! The project was selected by AGU (American Geophysical Union) in the framework of the AGU Centennial Grants. Here you can find all the selected projects. Geolympics aims at conveying scientific messages…
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22/05/2019 0

XXI INQUA Congress in Rome 2023

  The Italian Quaternary Research community proposes the University of Rome main campus as the venue for the XXI INQUA Congress, from 13 to 20 July 2023.  The theme of the proposed congress is “A Mediterranean perspective to Quaternary Sciences”. Prof. Alessandro Michetti will be part of the Science Programme Committee.   Visit the INQUA…
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20/05/2019 0