Michael Korn
Professor Dr.
Michael Korn


Phone:++49-341-97-32803 (direct)

 ++49-341-97-32900 Secretary)

Fax:   ++49-341-97-32809

E-Mail: mikorn@uni-leipzig.de


1955 born in Glatten/SW-Germany
married with Ulrike
3 sons

Academic Career:
  • 1980               Diploma in Geopysics University Karlsruhe
  • 1985               PhD University Frankfurt/M
  • 1986-88         Postdoctoral Fello, Australian National University
  • 1988-1993     Assistent professor, University Frankfurt/M
  • since 1993    Professor for Theoretical Geophysics, University Leipzig 
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Geophysical Journal International
President Forschungskollegium Physik des Erdkörpers e. V. (FKPE)


Current research interests:

  • Seismology
  • Seismic wave propagation and scattering
  • Monitoring local seismicity

  • Introduction to Geophysics
  • Global Seismology
  • Seismicity
  • Elastic wave theory
  • Geophysical data analysis
  • Modelling and migration

Publications since 2000 (peer reviewed):

(h-index: 12)

Przybilla, J, Wegler, U., Korn, M.: Estimation of crustal scattering parameters with elastic radiative transfer theory, Geophys. J. Int., 178, doi:10.111/j.1365-246X.2009.04204.x, 2009.

Wegler, U., Nakahara, H., Sens-Schönfelder, C., Korn, M., Shiomi, K.: Sudden drop of seismic velocity after the 2004 Mw 6.6 Mid-Niigata earthquake, Japan, observed with Passive Image Interferometry, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B06305, doi: 10.129/2008JB005869, 2009.

Klinge, K., Korn, M., Funke, S., Plenefisch, T., Schmedes, E., Wassermann, J. , Malischewsky, P.: Mehr als ein Jahrhundert instrumentelle Erdbebenbeobachtung der Schwarmerdbeben in der Region Vogtland/NW-Böhmen, Z. geol. Wiss. 36(6),405-422, 2008.

Sato, H., Korn, M., Synthesis of vector-wave envelopes in random elastic media on the basis of the Markov approximation, in, "Scattering of short-period seismic waves in earth heterogeneity" (Eds. H. Sato and M. C. Fehler) Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 50, 43-93, Elsevier, 2008.

Korn, M., Funke, S., Wendt, S.: Seismicity and seismotectonics of West Saxony - new insights from recent seismicity observed with the Saxonian seismic network, Studia geoph. et geodaet. 52, 479-492, 2008.

Przybilla, J., Korn, M.: Monte Carlo simulation of radiative energy transfer in continuous elastic random media - three-component envelopes and numerical validation, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 566-676, 2008.

Horalek, J, Fischer, T., Korn, M. (eds): Horalek, J, Fischer, T., Korn, M. (eds): ?Geodynamics of the Earthquake swarm areas?, Special issue Geoph et geodaet 52(4), 2008.?Geodynamics of the Earthquake swarm areas?, Special issue Geoph et geodaet 52(4), 2008.

Sato, H., Korn, M.: Envelope synthesis of cylindrical vector-waves in 2D random elastic media based on Markov approximation, Earth Planets Space, 59, 209-219,2007.

Padhy, S., Wegler, U., Korn, M.: Full seismogram envelope inversion using a multiple isotropic scattering model - application to aftershocks of the 2001, Bhuj earthquake, Int. Bull. seism. Soc. Am., 97, 222-233, 2007.

Przybilla, J., Korn, M., Wegler, U.: Radiative transfer of elastic waves versus finite difference simulations in 2D random media, J. geophys. Res., 111, B04305, DOI: 10.1029/2005JB003952, 2006.

Sens-Schönfelder, Ch., Korn, M., Stefansson, R.: Seismicity patterns of the Hengill triple junction, SW Iceland, J. Seismology , DOI:10.1007/s10950-006-9011-5, 2006.

Wegler, U., Korn, M., Przybilla, J.: Modeling of full seismogram envelopes using radiative transfer theory with Born scattering coefficients, Pure appl. Geoph., 163, 503-531, 2006.

Hossein, S. Z. Et al. (TOR working group): Lithospheric structure of the Tornquist zone resolved by nonlinear P and S teleseismic tomography along the TOR array, Tectonophysics, 416, 133-149, 2006.

Gregersen, S. et al. (TOR working group): Physical differences in the deep lithosphere of Northern and Central Europe, Geological Society Memoir, 32, 313-322, 2006.

Majdanski, M. Et al. (SUDTES 2003 working group): 2-D tomographic and ray tracing modelling of the crustal structure across the Sudetes Mountains based on SUDETES 2003 experiment data, Tectonophysics, 413, 249-269, 2006.

Yoshimoto, K., Wegler, U., Korn, M.: Volcanic front as a boundary of seismic attenuation structures in Northeastern Honshu, Japan, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. , 96, 637-646, 2006.

Korn, M., Sato, H.: Synthesis of plane vector wave envelopes in 2D random elastic media based on the Markov approximation and comparison with finite difference simulations, Geophys. J. Int., 161, 839-848, 2005.

Hock, S., Korn, M., Ritter, J., Rothert, E.: Mapping random lithospheric heterogeneities in Northern and Central Europe, Geophys. J. Int. 157, 251-263, 2004.

Swieczak, M. Et al. (TOR working group): Upper mantle seismic discontinuities: Topography variations beneath Eastern Europe, Acta Geophysikca Polonica, 52, 251-270, 2004.

Grad, M. et al. (SUDETES 2003 working group): Sudetes 2003 seismic experiment, Studia geoph et geodaet., 47, 681-689, 2003.

Plomerova, J. et al. (BOHEMA working group): BOHEMA 2001-2003. Passive seismic experiment to study lithosphere-asthenosphere system in the western part of the Bohemian massif, Studia geoph et geodaet, 47, 691-701, 2003.

Guterch, A. et al (SUDETES 2003 working group): An overview recent seismic refraction experiments in Central Europe, Studia geoph et geodaet, 47, 651-657, 2003.

Jentzsch, G., Korn, M., Spicak, A. (eds.): The swarm earthquakes in the area Vogtland/NW-Bohemia: interaction of tectonic stress and fluid migration in a magmatic environment, J. Geodynamics, 35(1-2),2003.

Babuska, V., Plomerova, J. And the BOHEMA Working Group: Seismic experiment searches for active magmatic sources in deep lithosphere, Central Europe, EOS, 84, 70, 2003.

Forkmann, B., Mittag, R., Korn, M., Wendt, S., Müller, U., Kittler, J.: Safety Assessment of gravity dams under seismic load in a region of moderate seismicity: a case study for Saxony (Germany), Commission Internationale des grands barrages, Vingt et unième Congrès des grandes barrages, Montreal, 1117-1135, 2003.

Cotte, N. et al (TOR working group): Sharp contrast in lithospheric structure across the Sorgenfrei-Tornquist zone as inferred by Rayleigh wave analysis of TOR1 project data, Tectonophysics, 360, 75-88, 2002.

Korn, M. (ed): Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft:  Ten years of German Regional Seismic Network (GRSN). Senate Commisson for Geoscience, Report 25, 276+XXIII pp., Wiley-VCH, 2002.

Tittel, B., Korn, M., Lange, W., Leydecker, G., Rappsilber, I., Wendt, S.: Der Gebirgsschlag in Teutschenthal bei Halle vom 11. September 1996: Makroseismische Auswertung, Z. angew. Geol., 47, 126-131, 2001.

Skamletz, J., Korn, M., Forkmann, B. & Göthe, W.:  A Temporary Network for Seismological Monitoring in West-Saxony: First Results. Studia geoph. et geod., 44, 142-157, 2000.

Hock, S. & Korn, M., : Random heterogeneity of the lithosphere across the Trans-European Suture Zone. Geophys. J. Int., 141, 57-70, 2000.