Chastity A. Aiken, a PhD candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology in America (tutored by Associate Professor Zhigang Peng), visited the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese academy of Sciences, from Aug. 6th to 12th, 2014. She was invited by Jing Wu, an Associate Professor from Tethys Research Center of the institute. An excellent talk titled as “Triggered seismic activity in geothermal regions and along strike-slip faults” was presented on Aug. 12th, 2014.
During her stay, Chastity visited the Seismic Lab in the institute under the help from Professors Yinshuang Ai and Liang Zhao. Some scientists from different departments of the institute introduced their work to Chastity respectively, such as Professor Liang Zhao, Associate Professors Lianfeng Zhao, Bo Wan, Zhipeng Ren, Huijun Le, Yiding Chen, Weijia Sun, and Greig A. Paterson. Chastity enjoyed the discussions with researchers majoring in various subjects and she was impressed by the multi-subjects development in IGGCAS.
On Aug. 12th, before Chastity’s formal presentation, Associate Professors Yun Chen, Xiaofeng Liang, and Lin Chen, from the Tethys Research Center, introduced their main research in Tibetan Plateau. During Chastity’s presentation, active discussions occurred between the talker and the audience. Both the participants and Chastity benefited a lot from her visit and presentation.
This visit was greatly helped by the Foreign Business Department and the Tethys Research Center. Researchers from China Earthquake Administration, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences also took part in the various activities.