Einat Aharonov

Me in Lamont's open-house, demonstrating mantle plumes (Looks like an aquarium full of blood and plasma, but actaully corn-syrup with food color...).


I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University , working with the Center for Non-Linear Earth Systems. I am interested in grain-scale chemical and physical processes that occur in rocks, and their role and interaction with large scale geological processes (i.e. micro-macro interactions and complex systems). I do mostly theoretical and numerical analysis, but also experiments.

I did my PhD thesis in MIT, where I studied basic aspects of reactive solid-fluid systems, and applied my studies to both low and high temperature systems: diagenesis and evolving flow of pore-fluids in crustal rocks, and processes of melting and melt extraction from the mantle. Recently I have also begun to look at stress induced deformation: pressure solution and the physics of granular media. I am now concentrating on numerically simulating landslides and fault gouge, it's evolution and properties. I am also doing lab experiments on sand-slides, trying to better understand large scale landslides.

For more details see my publications list and my CV (in postscript format). If you want, you can down load some of the papers in postscript format (If you have a mac you can down load Drop-PS, to enable you to print postscript).

If you are interested in granular media tour this site .

My address:

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Rt. 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
phone: 914-365-8853 
fax: 914-365-8150
email: einat@ldeo.columbia.edu