I am Foivos Karakostas, Research Fellow in Seismology at the UCL Earth Sciences Department. I obtained my PhD in Geophysics at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in 2018. I am currently interested in the deep structure of the Earth, using computational frameworks to perform inversion of large seismic datasets. I have been working for the NASA InSight mission for several years, as a member of the Science Team. I have been a collaborator of the ERC NEWTON project, studying the seismic anisotropy in the subduction zone of Central Mediterranean.  Moreover, my research interests extend to the characterization of seismic sources in extraterrestrial environments and developing techniques that can enable seismic investigation in solid planets and moons.

My expertise is in the propagation of seismic and shock waves in solid planets and their atmospheres, as well as the identification of the internal structure, by investigating the seismic wave attenuation, scattering and anisotropy. Furthermore, I use terrestrial analogues to develop techniques that can be used in other planetary bodies.


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“Analysis and modeling of meteor impact and airburst generated seismic waves on terrestrial planets with atmosphere”

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