John B. Rundle

Interdisciplinary Distinguished Professor of Physics and Geology
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles (1976)
GeophysicsPlanetary Science; Earth-Surface Processes

Research is focused on understanding the dynamics of earthquakes through numerical simulations; pattern analysis of complex systems; dynamics of driven nonlinear Earth systems; and adaptation in general complex systems. Computational science and engineering is an emerging method of discovery in science and engineering that is distinct from, and complementary to, the two more traditional methods of experiment/observation and theory. The emphasis in this method is upon using the computer as a numerical laboratory to perform computational simulations to gain insight into the behavior of complex dynamical systems, to visualize complex and voluminous data sets, to perform data mining to discover hidden information within large data sets, and to assimilate data into computational simulations.
(530) 752-6416

UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences

Recent Publications

Turcotte, DL, EM Moores, J Rundle (2014) Super Fracking. PHYSICS TODAY. 67(8):34-39. DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.2480

Lee, YT, DL Turcotte, JB Rundle and CC Chen (2013) Aftershock Statistics of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake and the Concept of Omori Times. PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. 170(1-2):221-228. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0445-5

Yoder, MR, J Van Aalsburg, DL Turcotte, SG Abaimov and JB Rundle (2013) Statistical Variability and Tokunaga Branching of Aftershock Sequences Utilizing BASS Model Simulations. PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS. 170(1-2):155-171. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-011-0411-2

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