George Emil Purcaru, Romanian Geophysicist, seismologist, researcher. Achievements include development of new scale of earthquake magnitude, new classification of earthquakes; successful predictions (place, size or time) of large earthquakes of 1977 (Romania), 1980 (Italy), 1996 (Central Aleutians); new theoretical method for probabilistic prediction of earthquakes; new method for identifying spatial-temporal dynamics of earthquakes.
Purcaru, George Emil was born on March 22, 1939 in Budisteni, Arges, Romania. Son of Ion and Mihaela (Constantinescu) Purcaru. arrived in Germany, 1975.
University Diplomate in Mathematics and Seismology, U. Bucharest, Romania, 1960;
Doctor of Philisophy in Seismology, U. Oulu, Finland, 1976.
Researcher, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 1961-1973;
researcher, Norwegian Royal Council Science, Kjeller, 1974-1975;
researcher, U. Frankfurt, Germany, since 1975. Chairman of the section methods earthquake prediction European Seismological Commission, since 1990.
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.
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.
Married Livia Cornelia Russu, September 3, 1966. 1 child, Vanessa.