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Didier Sornette

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland)

Expertise: complex systems, physics of earthquakes
About Me Publications
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2005). Renormalization of the ETAS branching model of triggered seismicity from total to observable seismicity. Physical Review E, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 928
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2005). Power law distribution of seismic rates. Physical Review Letters, (under review). SCEC Contribution 862
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2006). Generic Multifractality in Exponentials of Long Memory Processes. Physical Review E, 74(1), 011111. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.011111. SCEC Contribution 996
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2006). Power Law Distribution of Seismic Rates: Theory and Data Analysis. European Physical Journal B, 49(3), 377-401. doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2006-00075-3. SCEC Contribution 861
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2005). Vere-Jones' Self-Similar Branching Model. Physical Review E, 72(5), 056122. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.72.056122. SCEC Contribution 927
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2005). Distribution of the Largest Aftershocks in Branching Models of Triggered Seismicity: Theory of the Universal Bath Law. Physical Review E, 71(5), 056127. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.056127. SCEC Contribution 863
Sornette, D., & Werner, M. J. (2005). Apparent Clustering and Apparent Background Earthquakes Biased by Undetected Seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B09303). doi: 10.1029/2005JB003621. SCEC Contribution 860
Sornette, D., & Werner, M. J. (2005). Constraints on the size of the smallest triggering earthquake from the epidemic-type aftershock sequence model, Båth's law, and observed aftershock sequences. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B08304). doi: 10.1029/2004JB003535 . SCEC Contribution 859
Sornette, D. (2005). Multifractal Scaling of Thermally-Activated Rupture Processes. Physical Review Letters, 94(3), 038501.1-038501.4. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.038501. SCEC Contribution 796
Ouillon, G., & Sornette, D. (2005). Magnitude-dependent Omori law: Theory and empirical study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 110(B04306). doi: 10.1029/2004JB003311. SCEC Contribution 795
Saichev, A. I., Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2005). Power-law Distributions of Offspring and Generation Numbers in Branching Models of Earthquake Triggering. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 162(6-7), 1113-1134. doi: 10.1007/s00024-004-2663-6. SCEC Contribution 741
Saichev, A. I., & Sornette, D. (2004). Anomalous Power Law Distribution of Total Lifetimes of Aftershock Sequences: Application to Earthquake Aftershock Sequences. Physical Review E, 70(4), 046123. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.046123. SCEC Contribution 858
Ouillon, G., & Sornette, D. (2004). Search for Direct Stress Correlation Signatures of the Critical Earthquake Model. Geophysical Journal International, 157(3), 1233–1246. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02269.x. SCEC Contribution 857
Helmstetter, A., Hergarten, S., & Sornette, D. (2004). Properties of Foreshocks and Aftershocks of the Nonconservative Self-Organized Critical Olami-Feder-Christensen Model. Physical Review E, 70(4), 046120. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.046120. SCEC Contribution 802
Pisarenko, V., Sornette, D., & Rodkin, M. (2004). Deviations of the distributions of seismic energies from theGutenberg-Richter law. Computational Seismology, 35, 138-159. SCEC Contribution 751
Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2004). Comment on "Power-Law Time Distribution of Large Earthquakes". Physical Review Letters, 92(12), 129801.1. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.129801. SCEC Contribution 740
Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2003). Predictability in the ETAS model of interacting triggered seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B10), 2482. doi: 10.1029/2003JB002485. SCEC Contribution 743
Helmstetter, A., Ouillon, G., & Sornette, D. (2003). Are aftershocks of large Californian earthquakes diffusing?. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B10), 2483. doi: 10.1029/2003JB002503. SCEC Contribution 742
Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2003). Båth's law Derived from the Gutenberg-Richter law and Aftershock Properties. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(20), 2069. doi: 10.1029/2003GL018186. SCEC Contribution 739
Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2003). Importance of Direct and Indirect Triggered Seismicity in the ETAS Model of Seismicity. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(11), 1576. doi: 10.1029/2003GL017670. SCEC Contribution 738
Helmstetter, A., & Sornette, D. (2003). Foreshocks Explained by Cascades of Triggered Seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B10), 2457. doi: 10.1029/2003JB002409. SCEC Contribution 737
Bowman, D., Ouillon, G., Sammis, C. G., Sornette, A., & Sornette, D. (1998). An Observational Test of the Critical Earthquake Concept. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B10), 24359-24372. doi: 10.1029/98JB00792. SCEC Contribution 417
Sornette, D., & Knopoff, L. (1997). The Paradox of the Expected Time until the Next Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(4), 789-798. SCEC Contribution 369
Saleur, H., Sammis, C. G., & Sornette, D. (1996). Renormalization Group Theory of Earthquakes. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 3(2), 102-109. doi: 10.5194/npg-3-102-1996. SCEC Contribution 423
Sammis, C. G., Sornette, D., & Saleur, H. (1996). Complexity and Earthquake Forecasting. In J. B. Rundle, W. Klein, & D. L. Turcotte (Eds.), Reduction & Predictability of Natural Disasters, in SFI Studies on the Sciences of Complexity, (, pp. 143-156) Boston, USA: Addison Wesley SCEC Contribution 333
Saleur, H., Sammis, C. G., & Sornette, D. (1996). Discrete Scale Invariance, Complex Fractal Dimensions and log-periodic fluctuations in Seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B8), 17661-17677. doi: 10.1029/96JB00876. SCEC Contribution 326
Sornette, D., Knopoff, L., & Kagan, Y. Y. (1996). Rank-Ordering Statistics of Extreme Events: Application to the Distribution of Large Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B6), 13883-13893. doi: 10.1029/96JB00177. SCEC Contribution 231
Knopoff, L., & Sornette, D. (1995). Earthquake Death Tolls. Journal de Physique I, 5(12), 1681-1688. doi: 10.1051/jp1:1995223 . SCEC Contribution 223
Sornette, D., & Sammis, C. G. (1995). Complex Critical Exponents from Renormalization Group theory of Earthquakes: Implications for Earthquake Predictions. Journal de Physique I, 5(5), 607-619. doi: 10.1051/jp1:1995154 . SCEC Contribution 156

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