Welcome to my research webpage!

I work as a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. I did my Ph.D. at the University Grenoble Alpes in Geophysics after earing a B.S. and a M.S. from ENS in Paris.

My research aims at understanding the deformation of the Earth's crust on decadal time scales. I mainly use geodetic observations and mechanical models. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of aseismic slip on faults and its interactions with earthquakes. I have been involved in projects in various tectonic contexts including the Mexico, Japan and Alaska subduction zones, the North Anatolian and the San Andreas strike-slip faults as well as the taiwanese orogenic prism.


Latest News
- December 2020 -
Come to see my virtual AGU presentation about the 2018 Boso slow slip event accompanied by a swarm of seismicity. I will be presenting from 7am to 9am PT at that link.

- November 2020 -
I completed a virtual seminars Tour de France this month by giving lectures at IPGS in Strasbourg, ISTerre in Grenoble and Geoazur in Nice.
- December 2019 -
Our paper on weeks-long and years-long slow slip and tectonic tremor episodes on the south central Alaska megathrust has been published in JGR. See the publications page.

- December 2019 -
Come to see my talk about tremor and slip episodes on the south central Alaska megathrust at AGU 2019, Oral session T53C-05, Friday 14:40pm, Moscone South - 155, Upper Mezz.

- June 2019 -
My JGR commentary associated with the recent publication of Takagi et al., 2019 about month-long slow slip events in Nankai has been published. See the publications page.

- February 2019 -
Our paper revealing geodetic evidences of slow slip events in the roots of the San Andreas fault has been published in Science Advances. See the publications page.

- December 2018 -

My research at AGU 2018 in Washington DC:

B. Rousset, Y. Fu and R. Bürgmann, Characterization of slip pulses within the upper Cook Inlet 2008 - 2013 slow slip event in Alaska, Poster Session T33F-0479, Wednesday afternoon

B. Rousset, R. Bürgmann and M. Campillo, The geodetic signature of slow slip events in the roots of the San Andreas Fault Parkfield segment (invited), Oral Session T43B-05, Thursday 14:40, Marriott Marquis - Liberty N-P

R. Jolivet et al., Observing the Small Scale of Aseismic Slip along Continental Strike Slip Faults from Space, Oral Session TT42D-03, Thursday 10:52, Marriott Marquis - Liberty M

J. Jara et al., Interseismic transient deformations along southern Peru and northern Chile subduction zone, Poster Session T43E-0449, Thursday afternoon

- September 2018 -
Two weeks trip in Japan. After visiting Tohoku university in Sendai, I presented my recent work on slow slip events in the Alsaka subduction zone at the Science of Slow Earthquake workshop in Fukuoka. Then, I attended the 10th ACES international workshop on the Awaji island and presented my work on characterizing aseismic transients in the roots of the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas fault.

- June 2018 -
The paper explaining the initiative led by our Japanese colleagues to build a slow earthquake database has been published in SRL. See the publications page and consider adding your catalog to the database if your work involve tremor and slow slip event detections.

- May 2018 -
Our paper revealing the cluster of slow transients behind a large slow slip event has been published in Science Advances. See the publications page.

- March 2018 -

Come to see my poster at the UNAVCO meeting in boulder:

B. Rousset and R. Bürgmann, The Geodetic signature of slow slip events in the roots of the San Andreas Fault

- December 2017 -

My research at AGU 2017 in New Orleans:

B. Rousset and R. Bürgmann, Searching for geodetic transient slip signals along the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas Fault, Poster Session T21A-0543, Tuesday morning

B. Rousset, M. Campillo, C. Lasserre, W. Frank, N. Cotte, A. Walpersdorf, A. Socquet and V. Kostoglodov, A geodetic matched-filter search for slow slip with application to the Mexico subduction zone (invited), Oral Session G41A-06, Thursday 09:15 AM, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 222

W. Frank, B. Rousset, C. Lasserre and M. Campillo, Revealing the cascade of slow transients behind a large slow slip event, Poster Session S41C-0774, Thursday morning

M. Saillard, L. Audin, B. Rousset, J-P. Avouac, M. Chlieh, S.R. Hall, L. Husson and D. Farber, From the seismic cycle to long-term deformation: linking seismic coupling and Quaternary coastal geomorphology along the Andean megathrust, Poster Session S53C-0719, Friday afternoon

- August 2017 -

Our paper on the geodetic matched-filter search for slow slip with applications on the Mexico subduction zone has been published in JGR. See the publications page.

- April 2017 -

I have started a postdoc at UC Berkeley in Roland Bürgmann's active tectonic research group.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Geophysics

University of California Berkeley

Earth and Planetary Sciences Department

Seismology Laboratory

Active Tectonics Research Group


University of California
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
201 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767

rousset@berkeley.edu