M.Sc. Michaël Pons

GFZ Potsdam

Michael Pons is a Ph.D. student in the International Research Training Group “StRATEGy”, and a member of the geodynamic modelling section (2.5) at GFZ Potsdam. He holds one M.Sc. degree in earth sciences and tectonics from Orléans and Rennes. His first master thesis focused on the contributors of the topographic signal of the Deccan Traps and his second master thesis on the earthquakes impact on the gravity field. The aim of his research is to develop a thermomechanical 3-D numerical subduction model to investigate the interplay between variations in the strength of the South American upper-plate and in the slab roll back rate of the Nazca plate.