Bruce E. Shaw    Lamont Research Professor

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Palisades NY  10964
(845) 365-8380      FAX:(845)365-8150

My background

At the heart of my research is the attempt to understand the physics of  earthquakes.
What happens when the earth suddenly ruptures?  How does it move?  What equations describe this?
What underlies the variety of earthquake behaviors?  Both observations alone and theory alone
are too underconstrained to answer these questions by themselves.  It is only through an active
interplay between observations and theory that we can crack this problem, and it is this interaction
which forms the central focus of my research.

I also maintain broader research interests in Nonlinear Dynamics in the Earth Sciences


Curriculum Vitae