I am Foivos Karakostas, seismologist and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in Bologna. I obtained my PhD in Geophysics at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in 2018. I have been working for the NASA InSight mission for several years, as member of the Science Team. My interest is the inversion of internal structure through the analysis of seismic data. Moreover, my research interests extend to the characterization of seismic sources in extraterrestrial environments and the development of techniques that can enable the seismic investigation in solid planets and moons.

My expertise is the propagation of seismic and shock waves in the crust and the atmosphere, as well as the identification of the internal structure of the lithosphere, by investigating the seismic wave attenuation and scattering. Furthermore, I use terrestrial analogs to develop techniques that can be used in other planetary bodies.

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The list of my publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings.

A description of my scientific interests, with reference to associated published and under preparation work.

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

A review of my scientific outreach activity with a list of articles and podcast episodes.

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