Rachel Abercrombie

E&E earthquake expert on the Turkey earthquake

E&E professor Rachel Abercrombie spoke with The Brink about the devastation in Turkey and Syria following Monday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “The problem is not really the earthquake,” explains Professor Abercrombie. “The problem is often bad construction that isn’t earthquake safe, the building codes, and the lack of enforcement of the building codes. Read the full story […]

Research Professor Rachel Abercrombie elected to AGU

Research Professor Rachel Abercrombie was elected President of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Seismology division. Dr. Abercrombie’s term is set to begin on January 1st, 2023, where she will serve a two-year term. Dr. Abercrombie’s work focuses on investigating all facets of the earthquake rupture process; from how they start and grow, what factors govern […]

Dr. Rachel Abercrombie named a 2020 AGU Fellow

Dr. Rachel Abercrombie investigates all aspects of the earthquake rupture process, for example, how earthquakes start and grow, what factors govern the size and location of slip, and how one earthquake affects another. She was recently named a 2020 AGU Fellow. Robin Bell, the AGU president, writes: “The members of this year’s class of Fellows […]

BU earthquake science well represented at AGU

Research Assistant Professor Rachel Abercrombie, and Assistant Professor Christine Regalla, and PhD student Emily Schottenfels are attending this month’s Fall AGU Meeting to present their work, interact with their colleagues and catch up with the latest research in Geophysics. Together they are co-authors on 10 presentations, working with colleagues and students from a variety of […]