PANZA Giuliano Francesco

Born Faenza (RA) on 27/4/1945

1967 Doctor in Physics at the University of Bologna


Position held
Honours
Service
ICTP Actvities
  • 1991- Consultant and Research leader in Geophysics

  • 1983 Workshop on Pattern recognition and Analysis of Seismicity

  • 1986 Autumn Course on Seismology

  • 1988 Workshop on Global Geophysical Informatics with application to Research in Earthquake Predictions and Reduction of Seismic Risk

  • 1990 Workshop on Earthquake sources and regional Lithospheric Structures from seismic wave data

  • 1991 Workshop on Non-linear Dynamics and Earthquake Prediction

  • 1992 Workshop Three-dimensional modelling of seismic waves generation, propagation and their inversion

  • 1993 2nd Workshop on Non-linear Dynamics and Earthquake Prediction including LEZIONI LINCEE-IBM

  • 1994 2nd Workshop Three-dimensional modelling of seismic waves generation, propagation and their inversion

  • 1994 Meeting on Earth Sciences and Environment Protection

  • 1995 3rd Workshop on Non-linear Dynamics and Earthquake Prediction

  • 1996 3rd Workshop Three-dimensional modelling of seismic waves generation, propagation and their inversion



Author of more than 160 publications, in high level international journals


Field of Research

Within the framework of a very large international co-operation, formulation of a quite revolutionary model for the lithosphere-asthenosphere system in the European area proposing the existence of almost aseismic lithospheric roots. At present, the lithosphere subduction at continent-continent collisions is a widely accepted concept within the community of Earth scientists, even if it contradicts one of the basic dogmas of the original formulation of plate tectonics.

Construction of complete synthetic seismograms to be used for realistic anelastic two-dimensional Earth modelling. The application of such algorithms to experimental data has allowed to unravel some of the aspects of the rupture process which is associated with an earthquake and has contributed to a more realistic description of seismic sources. Another important aspect of the application of synthetic seismograms, has been the definition of a calibrating curve which allows to take into account source depth in the determination of surface waves magnitude.

The more recent application of seismic motion modelling concerns the realistic seismic micozonation of some megacities and large towns.

Original contribution to the study of statistical aspects of seismicity both on global and regional scale.

Application of intermediate-term earthquake prediction algorithms to the Italian area.