EMRP2.2/GMPV6.21/SM5.6/TS3.3A tribute to Luigi Burlini (co-organized)
|Co-Convener: S. Vinciguerra
Luigi Burlini was a great rock physicist and a lessons of courage and optimism. Despite his premature death in 2009, his contribution to the development of rock physics and rock deformation studies remains unique. He initially developed extensive studies on high strain zones throughout a number of ground-breaking discoveries, while deforming carbonates, anhydrites, quartz, gypsum, dolomite and polyphase aggregates to high strains at high temperatures. He then developed the illuminating idea of relating petrophysical measurements to rock deformation, throughout innovative measurements of seismic velocities and electrical conductivity at high temperatures and pressures. He further opened up the possibility of studying acoustic emissions and seismic properties with the generation and motion of fluids and melts.
His fundamental advancements in research as well as his lesson in courage is still vigorously inspiring the rock physics community. The session aims to provide an update on the dissemination and advancement of Luigi Burlini outstanding work, while providing him the deserved tribute.