Advanced search
Start date

Earthquake dynamics and scale-free networks

Grant number: 05/01926-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2005
Effective date (End): December 31, 2006
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Carmen Pimentel Cintra Do Prado
Grantee:André Martin Timpanaro
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


To determine if earthquakes are, or are not stochastic is a problem that has called attention of many physicist recently. A model that has been studied in this context (and that has been the object of my research in recent years) is the Olami-Feder-Christensen (OFC) model for earthquakes, introduced in the context of self-organized criticality (SOC). Recent results show that there is a possible connection between earthquake dynamics and free scale networks. In this project we intend to study the behavior of the network built with the epicenters of the OFC model (random neighbor version), to enlighten the differences that may occur between conservative and non conservative regimes, that are known to display (not display) SOC, respectively. (AU)

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: