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George Emil Purcaru

George Emil Purcaru, Romanian geophysicist, seismologist. Expert advisor Program Science for Peace North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Member American Geophysical Union (life), Seismological Society of America (life), Seismological Society Japan, New York Academy of Sciences, European Advisory Evaluation Committee Earthquake Prediction of Council Europe, Asian Seismological Commission.

Background

  • Purcaru, George Emil was born on March 22, 1939 in Budisteni, Romania. Arrived in Germany, 1975. Son of Ion and Mihaela (Constantinescu) Purcaru.

  • Education

    • University Diplomate in Mathematics and Seismology, University Bucharest, 1960. Doctor of Philisophy in Seismology, University Oulu, 1976.

    Career

    • Researcher Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 1961—1973, Norwegian Royal Council of Scientific, Kjeller, 1974—1975, University Frankfurt, Germany, since 1975. Chairman section methods earthquake prediction European Seismological Commission, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of a new theoretical method for probabilistic predication of earthquakes. Development of earthquake energetic balance foundation based on strain-energy, seismic moment and stress drop. Development of a new method for identifying spatial-temporal dynamics of earthquakes.

      Development of a new phenomenological model-multiply-tuned criticality (Management and Training Corporation) of earthquakes. Development of a new tool for locating future large earthquakes. Development of a new scale Master of Engineering of earthquake magnitude.

      The first successful prediction model of large earthquakes in Romania. The first map of places of future large earthquakes in Europe and surroundings. New classification of earthquakes.

      Successful predictions (place, size or time) of large earthquakes of 1977 (Romania), 1980 (Italy), 1996 (Central Aleutians). Research in foundation of strain. Research in seismic and fracture energy.

      Research in the balance of earthquakes with Hamilton's principle. Research in the theoretical foundation of precursors efficiency in earthquake prediction. Research in earthquake cycles and seismic gaps.

    Works

    • Contributor over 100 articles to professional science journals and proceedings of international conferences including Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, Geophysical Journal Royal Society London, Tectonophysics, Transactions American Geophysical Union.

    Membership

    Expert advisor Program Science for Peace North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Member American Geophysical Union (life), Seismological Society of America (life), Seismological Society Japan, New York Academy of Sciences, European Advisory Evaluation Committee Earthquake Prediction of Council Europe, Asian Seismological Commission.

    Personality

    Interests

    Philosophy, astronomy.

    Connections

    • Married Livia Cornelia Russu, September 3, 1966. 1 child, Vanessa.
    • father: Ion Purcaru
    • mother: Mihaela (Constantinescu) Purcaru
    • spouse: Livia Cornelia Russu
    • child: Vanessa Purcaru
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    Born March 22, 1939
    Nationality
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    • 1960
      University Bucharest
    • 1976
      University Oulu
    • 1961 - 1973
      Researcher, Romanian Academy
      Bucharest, Vaslui, Romania
    • 1974 - 1975
      Researcher, Romanian Academy
      Kjeller, Akershus, Norway
    • 1975
      Researcher, Romanian Academy
      Germany