Computational Seismology

Highly resolved dynamic rupture processes and coupled seismic wave simulations are a "computational grand challenge" in seismic modeling. Requirements to resolution in space and time demand an immense amount of computing power, up to millions of cores. Large scale and extensively optimized software is required for an applicable time to solution and energy efficiency. We develop, in close collaboration with multiple groups (i.e., strategies and solutions for high performance infrastructures. Our group maintains two flagship codes for computationals seismology: ExaHyPE and SeisSol.

Students are very welcome and will work on state-of-the-art research of the involved fields: High performance computing, Numerics and Seismology.

Ongoing research includes:

  • GPU programming
  • Coupling between earthquakes and tsunamis
  • Advanced material models

If you are interested in a topic, do not hesitate to contact us:

Leonhard Rannabauer, Lukas Krenz, Ravil Dorozhinksii, Sebastian Wolf