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4th IWGoRS Meeting in Tutzing, Germany, 20-23 June, 2016

4th IWGoRS Meeting in Tutzing, Germany, 20-23 June, 2016

The 4th IWGoRS workshop will be held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing (near Munich, Germany), June 20-23, 2016. The workshop will focus on any aspect of rotational ground motion including the recording of rotations, instrumentation, earthquake sources, non-standard rheologies, inverse problems, geodesy, earthquake engineering, long-period seismology, array-derived rotation, noise-correlation studies, ring laser technology, Earth's rotation, problems of fundamental physics and others. The meeting is co-funded by the ERC project ROMY and the ESF project TIDES. Registration is possible  here. Registration deadline January 31, 2016.

Science Committee:

Prof. Ullrich Schreiber (TU Munich, Germany), ring laser technology

Prof. Frank Vernon (IGPP, La Jolla, USA), array methods

Prof. Johana Brokesova (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic), instrumentation, applications

Prof. Johan Robertsson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), exploration applications

Dr. Vladimir Graizer  (NRC, USA), instrumentation

Prof. Zbig Zembaty (Opole University, Poland) Earthquake engineering

Prof. Heiner Igel (LMU Munich, Germany), wave propagation, inverse problems

Dr. Celine Hadziioannou (LMU Munich, Germany), ambient noise

Dr. Stefanie Donner (LMU Munich, Germany), seismic source

Dr. Joachim Wassermann (LMU Munich, Germany), array seismology, instrumentation

Prof. Jon-Paul Wells (Univ. Christchurch), New Zealand, ring laser physics

Prof. Bor-Shouh Huang (Univ Taiwan), array methods, experiments

Prof. Toshiro Tanimoto (UC St. Barbara), long-period seismology

Dr. John Evans (USGS, Menlo Park), instrumentation


The park outside the Meeting Venue at the shore of the Starnberg Lake (Alps in the background).

Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. Joachim Wassermann, Prof. Heiner Igel, Dr. Stefanie Donner, Dr. Felix Bernauer, Dr. Celine Hadziioannou

The Venue:

The meeting will be held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, a conference center located in the small town of Tutzing at the shore of the Starnberg lake near Munich. Tutzing can be reached from the Munich Airport by commuter train (duration approx. 1:25 hrs). Info is available at (also in English). If you arrive at the Munich Airport follow the signs to the trains. Buy a ticket to "Tutzing". Take train S1 (direction München-Ost) and get off at Munich-Laim (after approx 40 mins). Change to platform 1 and take train S6 (direction Tutzing) and get off at Tutzing (after approx. 40 mins.). Follow the signs to the "Evangelische Akademie Tutzing". The following graphic shows the way to the venue (10 mins walk). Please get in touch if you have questions.



Programme: A provisional programme with allocated oral talks and poster session is accessible here (click on the relevant links).


Mon June 20




Tue June 21

Oral presentations

Oral presentations


Wed June 22

Oral presentations

Poster session

Conference Dinner, Boat trip

Thu June 23

Oral presentations





Belfi, Jacopo et al.: Recent activity on the GINGERino ring laser gyroscope

Bernauer, Felix: Testing a Prototype Broadband fiber-optic Gyro

Beverini, Nicolo and Andreino Simonelli: A seismic rotational observatory in Gran Sasso underground laboratories

Brokesova, Johana et al.: Rotaphone-D  - a new six-degree-of-freedom short-period seismic sensor: features, parameters, field records

Di Virgilio, Angela: Discussion on the ring-laser sensitivity and accuracy

Evans, John R.: Portable sensors for rotational ground motion

Holt, William et al.: Wave Gradiometry and Helmholtz Solution Correction Applied to USArray

Huang, Bor-Shouh et al.: Common analysis of ground rotation, dynamic strain and translation from near source large earthquakes and its possible implications

Igel, Heiner: The ROMY Project - ROtational ground Motions: a new observable for seismologY

Jaroszewicz, Leszek R. et al.: Recording Rotational Motions at a New Set-up Uses 'Earthquakes Simulation'

Jaroszewicz, Leszek R. et al.: Teleseismic rotational measurements

Kozak, Jan T. and Petr Jedlicka: New model of ring liquid sensor for rotational ground displacement

Li, Yulin et al.: A Fiber Optic Gyroscope Prototype with High Bias Stability for Rotational Seismology Phenomena Measurement

Li, Zhenhua and Mirko van der Baan: Microseismic event localization using both wavefields and their spatial gradients

Lin, Chin-Jen et al.: 10 components of waveform at Pinon Flat Observatory (PFO), California

Liu, Kui et al.: A large-scale passive laser gyroscope based on ultra-stable lasers

Schreiber, Ulrich et al.: Ring Lasers for Geodesy and Seismology

Tanimoto, Toshiro: Seismic Noise in Rotation Data

Velikoseltsev, Alexander et al.: Implementation of the high-accuracy variable rotation test bench: seismology options

Wells, Jon-Paul and Ulrich Schreiber: Rotation Sensing with Lasers



IxBlue: BlueSeis-3A

Malek, Jiri et al.: The Design and Data Translation of the Rotaphone, with an Example of the Instrument

Salvermoser, Johannes et al.: An Event Database for Rotational Seismology

Sollberger, David et al.: Rotational seismograms on the Moon

Van Renterghem, Cederic et al.: Wavefield separation using spatial wavefield gradient estimates

Costs and registration:  Thanks to the sponsoring through the ERC project ROMY there are no registration fees. The costs listed below cover accomodation and full board for 3 days. Icebreaker reception, special Bavarian Conference Dinner, an evening boat trip on the Starnberger lake (midsummer night!), coffee breaks throughout the meeting are covered. 

The following costs apply for arrival on Monday, June 20 (afternoon), departure on Thursday, June 23 (lunch time):

  • Single Room: 450€
  • Double Room (separate beds): 350€

The number of single rooms at the Venue is limited. Therefore we encourage 1) early registration (first come first serve) and 2) offering to share. Proceed to registration here.

Registration deadine January 31, 2015





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