Dr. Ágnes Király
Affiliation: Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo
My work focuses on mantle dynamics, especially subduction dynamics, and its connection to surface deformation. I use analog and numerical modeling techniques, which I often back up with analytical models. Currently I am focusing on the rheology of the mantle, especially on understanding how viscous anisotropy forms in the uppermost mantle, and how does that affect plate motions on the surface.
Currently I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics at the University of Oslo. Coming from Hungary, I studied Geophysics on the bachelor and master level at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. I completed my Ph.D. in Rome at the Laboratory of Experimental Tectonics of Uni. Roma Tre. At Roma Tre, I was focusing on laboratory based, analog modeling of geodynamic processes. During my Ph.D. I was a visiting scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where I have learnt numerical modeling. In my present job I use numerical modeling to predict texture formation of olivine grains and the related viscous anisotropy in the uppermost mantle. Outside of academia, I teach kids how to do gymnastics on a horse.
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