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Dr. Johan Gaume



ricercatore ospite


Istituto Neve e Valanghe
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da B 1 16


Academic Education

  • Engineering school of hydraulics and mechanics, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • Master in rheology, mechanics and physics of complex materials, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • PhD in geomechanics applied to slab avalanche release, Grenoble University, France
  • Postdoc at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos, Switzerland

Full CV with publications here.

Research interests

  • Geomechanics
  • Natural hazards
  • Avalanche formation processes
  • Snow fracture
  • Numerical modeling

Movie of a numerical PST using the discrete element method. First case with full propagation and second case with fracture arrest.