Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Caption: Professor Jay Fineberg at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Racah Institute of Physics (shown here) and his graduate student Ilya Svetlizky have demonstrated that the seemingly disparate processes of fracture and friction are actually intimately intertwined. Their research has implications for describing the mechanics deep beneath the earth's surface that drive earthquakes.
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