Dr. Ágnes Király

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Affiliation: Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo

Contact: agnes.kiraly@geo.uio.no

Research interest

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.

Short bio

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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Published Aug. 19, 2020 3:08 PM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2020 10:47 PM