Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events

Avalanche Dynamics and Precursors of Catastrophic Events

03 Sunday
From Sun, 03/02/2019 to Fri, 08/02/2019


    Ecole de Physique des Houches
    149 Chemin de la Côte
    F-74310 Les Houches


In nature as well as in many technical applications, one encounters the sometimes problematic phenomenon of intermittent dynamics, associated to avalanches, that are complex geometrical objects on scales that can span many orders of magnitude.

This workshop aims at bringing together experts from various different fields to develop further the understanding of the nonlinear spatio-temporal response of avalanche systems and to find ways to define precursors that could help to prevent catastrophic events.

Session organized by:

  • Kirsten MARTENS, LIPhy, University Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, France
  • Jérôme WEISS, ISTerre, University Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, France
  • Vivien LECONTE, LIPhy, University Grenoble Alpes & CNRS, France
  • Lasse LAURSON, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, Finland


For more information, please check the session's website.


  • Mikko Alava, Helsinki
  • Jean-Louis Barrat, Grenoble
  • Ludovic Berthier, Montpellier
  • Karin Dahmen, Illinois
  • Gianfranco Durin, Turino
  • Jérôme Faillettaz, Zürich
  • Ezequiel Ferrero, Bariloche
  • Jean-Christophe Géminard, Lyon
  • Thierry Giamarchi, Geneva
  • Péter Ispanovity, Budapest
  • Ferenc Kun, Debrecen
  • David Marsan, Chambéry
  • Cynthia Reichhardt, Los Alamos
  • Antoni Planes, Barcelona
  • Francois Renard, Oslo
  • Mark Robbins, Baltimore
  • Ekhard Salje, Cambridge
  • Stéphane Santucci, Lyon
  • Srikanth Sastry, Bangalore
  • Avadh Saxena, Los Alamos
  • Damien Vandembroucq, Paris
  • Eduard Vives, Barcelona




The registration is now closed