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Department of Earth Sciences at USC

University of Southern California

Géosciences Rennes

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Ph.D. advisors:

Thorsten W. Becker (USC, U.S.A.)

Laurent Husson (Université de Rennes 1, France)

Geodynamics students at USC:

Thomas Göbel

Adam Holt

Michael Kaplan

Rachel Lippoldt

Becker group at USC (see current group poster):

Our interests range from plate motions and mantle dynamics, to earthquake prediction models and rock mechanics. In collaboration with research teams all over the world, we focus on further understanding the physical processes that govern planetary dynamics using regional and global numerical models, data analysis, and rock experiments.

For more information,

See the Summer 2009 group poster.

Collaborators and friends:

Boris Avdeev

Iain W. Bailey (Swiss Re, U.S.A.)

Max B. Berkelhammer (CIRES/ATOC University of Colorado, U.S.A.)

Gaël Choblet (Laboratoire de Planétologie de Nantes, France)

John W. Crowley (Oxford University, U.K.)

Claudio Faccenna (Universita Roma TRE, Italy)

Attreyee Ghosh (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Gene Humphreys (University of Oregon, U.S.A.)

Boris J. P. Kaus (University of Mainz, Germany)

Louis N. Moresi (Monash University, Australia)

Richard J. O'Connell (Harvard University, U.S.A.)

Leland O'Driscoll (USC, U.S.A.)

Ryan Porter (Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, U.S.A.)

Jacques Précigout (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Daoyuan Sun (USC, U.S.A.)

Antoine Rozel (Topomod, Universita Roma TRE, Italy)

Romain Tartèse (Université de Rennes 1, France)

Philippe Yamato (Université de Rennes 1, France)