IGPP Seminar Series

Crackling noise and disorder: learning from magnets about earthquakes?

by Dr. Karin Dahmen
Dept. of Physics University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Models suggest that the earth and magnets crackle alike! We show how recent studies on Barkhausen noise in magnets shed light on modeling the universal aspects of earthquake statistics in inhomogeneous fault zones, and motivate new ways to analyze seismic data. Applications to other crackling systems are also discussed.
Tuesday, 13 December 2005
3845 Slichter Hall
Refreshments at 3:45 PM
Lecture at 4:00 PM