As a young earthquake scientist, I have a set of questions incessantly whirling in my head:
- What features of seismicity can be predicted? What accuracy and temporal horizon of prediction are possible?
- How can we set up a reliable physical model for seismic forecasting?
- What kind of variables have predictive power about large-scale behavior of fault systems?
- What is the role of past earthquakes in the occurrence of new ones?
- What is the relationship between slow geodetic patterns, weak/moderate seismicity and large earthquakes?
- What can the seismic response to stress perturbations tell us about the state of stability of crustal volumes?
- What is the relationship between tectonic setting, seismogenic source and hosted seismicity?
- What are the differences and similarities between in- and off-fault seismicity?
- How do ductile and brittle layers of the lithosphere interact?
- How accurate are seismic source parameters?
My scientific goal is to be helpful to give answers to them. Currently, my research activity is focused on the following topics:
- THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF EARTHQUAKE PREDICTABILITY
- EARTHQUAKE CLUSTERING AND STATISTICAL PROPERTIES OF SEISMICITY
- PHYSICAL MODELING OF SEISMICITY WITH APPLICATIONS TO SEISMIC HAZARD
- PHYSICS OF SEISMICITY
- CONNECTION BETWEEN SEISMICITY AND TECTONICS
Along my way, I have been very lucky and honored to collaborate with scientists from the following research institutes and universities:
- Sapienza University of Rome, Italy – Departments of Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Space and Astronautical engineering;
- Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy;
- Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Matera, Italy;
- Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Bologna, Italy;
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale (CNR-IMAA), Tito Scalo, Potenza, Italy;
- Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography (VUGTK), Prague, Czech Republic;
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Pasadena, CA, USA;
- Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Evanston, IL, USA;
- National and Kapodistrian University, Department of Geophysics and Geothermy, Athens, Greece.
MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:
- European Geosciences Union (EGU, 2021- )
- American Geophysical Union (AGU, 2022- )
- Società Geologica Italiana (SGI, 2022-2023)
- Seismological Society of America (SSA, 2023- )
- Geological Society of America (GSA, 2023- )