


"Thesis defense" (2011) (.pdf)
"What can we Learn from Observed Variations in the GutenbergRichter Law bvalue?", Boston University Dept. of Physics CMT seminar (2011) (.pdf)
"A Simple Model Fault System", APS March Meeting (2011) (.pdf)
R. Dominguez, K. F. Tiampo, C. A. Serino, and W. Klein "Scaling of Earthquake Models with Inhomogeneous Stress Dissipation" arXiv:1101.3584 [physics.geoph] In preparation. (2011)
R. Dominguez, K. F. Tiampo, C. A. Serino, and W. Klein "Characterizing large events and scaling in earthquake models with inhomogeneous damage" Accepted as an AGU monograph (2011)
C. A. Serino, K. F. Tiampo, and W. Klein "New Approach to GutenbergRichter Scaling" Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 108501 (2011) [ arXiv]
"Approaching GutenbergRichter through Damage and Defects", Preliminary Oral Exam (2010) (.pdf)
"New Scaling in an Old Earthqauke Model", Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics Meeting (2009) (.pdf)
C. A. Serino and S. Redner "Pearson Walk with Shrinking Steps in Two Dimensions" J. Stat. Mech. P01006, (2010) [arXiv]
C. A. Serino, W. Klein, and J. B. Rundle "Cellular Automaton Model of Damage" Phys. Rev. E 81, 016105 (2010) [arXiv, movies]
"A Cellular Automaton Model of Catastrophic Failure", APS March Meeting (2009) (.pdf)
"Statistical Mechanics of Damage", Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics Meeting (2008) (.pdf)
We have also considered seismic faulting and the physics behind earthqaukes. We have considered the GutenbergRichter law, which relates the frequency of earthquakes to their magnitudes, and whether or not the associated b value is truely constant. We also conisder the idea of accelerated moment release preceding large earthquakes.
I also investigated the properties of a tiring random walker in collaboration with Sid Redner. The walk occurs on a continuous twodimensional plane where the step length is exponentially decreased with the discrete time step. This walk is also considered in dimensions greater than two. In particular, the distribution of end points for the walk is analyzed.
I have contributed to projects lead by various researchers concerning the properties of quenched dilute spin systems, the dynamics of solid to solid nucleation, the latency of queueing networks that violate at least one of the assumptions of Jackson's theorem, and models of multicellular cooperation and competition within the framework of flux balance analysis.
While I have been a member of the group, the research group has consisted of Kip Barros (now a post doc at CNLS), Rachel Dominguez (now an assistant professor of physics at RandolphMacon College), Ranjit Chacko (a former graduate student at Clark University under Harvey Gould), Kang Liu, and myself.
I came to BU in the fall of 2006, passed my written comprehensive (qualifying) exam in the winter of 2006/2007, and passed my preliminary oral exam in the fall of 2010. I submitted my dissertation prospectus in April 2011, gave my departmental seminar in July 2011, and defended my thesis in Decmeber 2011.
University of Massachusetts Amherst (2002  2005) 


Office location  Postal address 

Lederle Graduate Research Tower Room 1036 
Department of Physics 1126 Lederle Graduate Research Tower University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 
Trinity College of Oxford University (2005  2006) 

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Last modified: 5 January 2012