Rummel L., Kaus B.J.P., White R.W., Mertz D., Yang J., Baumann T. (2017). Coupled petrological-geodynamical modeling of a compositionally heterogeneous mantle plume.  Tectonophysics.

Püsök A., Kaus B.J.P., Popov A. (2017). The effect of rheological approximations in 3-D numerical simulations of subduction and collision.  Tectonophysics.

In press

Pouryazdan M., Kaus B.J.P.,  Rack A., Ershov A., Hahn H. (2017). Mixing instabilities during shearing of metals.  Nature Communications.

Ding L., Buhre S., Kunisch C., Kaus B.J.P. (2017). Pressure dependence of density and structural relaxation of glass near the glass transition region.  Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

Peer reviewed  


Reuber G., Kaus B.J.P., Popov A. (2017). Deriving scaling laws in geodynamics using adjoint gradients.  Tectonophysics. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.07.017

Meyer S., Kaus B.J.P., Passchier C. (2017) Development of branching ductile and brittle shear zones: a numerical study.  Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. doi:10.1002/2016GC006793

Baumann T.S., Kaus B.J.P., Eichheimer P.  (2017). 3D Numerical Modelling of Salt Tectonics.  79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017, doi:10.3997/2214-4609.201701173.

Yang J., Zhao L., Kaus B.J.P., Lu G., Wang K., Zhu R. (2017). Slab-triggered wet upwellings produce large volumes of melt: Insights into the destruction of the North China Craton.  Tectonophysics. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.04.009

Palin R.M., Reuber G., White R.W., Kaus B.J.P., Weller O.M. (2017). Subduction metamorphism in the Himalayan ultrahigh-pressure Tso Morari massif: an integrated geodynamic and petrological modelling approach.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 467, p. 108-119, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.03.029



Castro J.M., Cordonnier B., Ian Schipper C., Tuffen H., Baumann T.S., Feisel Y. (2016). Rapid laccolith intrusion driven by explosive volcanic eruption. Nature Communications. 13585, doi: 10.1038/ncomms13585.
Kaus, B.J.P. (2016) Constraining lithospheric flow. Science. Vol 353, Issue 6307, Sep. 30, 2016. doi:10.1126/science.aai8442.
Püsök A., Kaus B.J.P., Popov A.A. (2016). On the quality of velocity interpolation schemes for marker-in-cell method and staggered grids. Pure and Applied Geophysics. doi: 10.1007/s00024-016-1431-8.
Baumann (2016) Appraisal of geodynamic inversion results: a data mining approach. Geophysical Journal International. Vol 207 (2), p. 667-679, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw279 
Cao W., Kaus B.J.P., Paterson S. (2016) Intrusion of granitic magma into the continental crust facilitated by multiple pulses and diking: numerical simulations.  Tectonics. 35, 1575-1594, doi:10.1002/2015TC004076 [Reprint]
Buiter S.J.H., Schreurs G., Albertz M., Gerya T., Kaus B.J.P., Landry W., Le Pourhiet L., Mishin Y.,  Egholm D.L., Cooke M., Maillot B., Thieulot C., Crook T., May D., Souloumiac P., Beaumont C. (2016) Benchmarking numerical models of brittle thrust wedges. Journal of Structural Geology. Vol. 92, p. 140-177. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.03.003
Reuber G., Kaus B.J.P., Schmalholz S.M., White R.W. (2016). Non-lithostatic pressure during subduction and collision and the formation of HP/UHP rocks.  Geology. 44, (5), p. 343-346, doi: 10.1130/G37595.1 
Collignon M.,  Yamato P., Castelltort S., Kaus B.J.P. (2016) Predicting wind gap formation and the development of sedimentary basins during fold growth. ESPLDOI: 10.1002/esp.3921 [Reprint]
Kaus B.J.P., Popov A.A., Baumann T.S., Püsök A.E., Bauville A., Fernandez N., Collignon M (2016) Forward and inverse modelling of lithospheric deformation on geological timescales. NIC Symposium 2016 - Proceedings. NIC Series. Vol. 48. edited by K. Binder, M. Müller, A. Schnurpfeil, p. 299-307. [Reprint]. 
Marques F., Kaus B.J.P., (2016) Speculations on the impact of catastrophic subduction initiation on the Earth system. Journal of Geodynamics. Vol. 93, p. 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.jog.2015.09.003 [Reprint].


Thielmann M., Kaus B.J.P., Popov A. (2015) Lithospheric stresses in Rayleigh-Bénard convection: Effects of a free surface and a viscoelastic Maxwell rheology.  Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 203 (3), p. 2200-2219. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv436.
Lehmann R.S.,  Kaus B.J.P., Lukàcovà-Medvidovà M., Popov, A. (2014) Comparison of continuous and discontinuous Galerkin approaches for variable-viscosity Stokes.  Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik. doi: 10.1002/zamm.201400274 
Collignon M, Fernandez N., Kaus B.J.P. (2015) Influence of surface processes and initial topography on lateral fold growth and fold linkage mode. Tectonics. Vol. 34(8)DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003843 [Reprint] 
Thielmann M., Rozel A., Kaus B.J.P., Ricard Y. (2015) Intermediate-depth earthquake generation and shear zone formation caused by grain size reduction and shear heating. Geology. Vol. 43 (9), p. 791-794. doi:10.1130/G36864.1 [Supplementary material]
Baumann T., Kaus B.J.P. (2015) Geodynamic inversion to constrain the nonlinear rheology of the lithosphere. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 202, No. 2, p. 1289-1316, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv201 [Supplementary material]
Fernandez N., Kaus B.J.P. (2015) Pattern formation in 3-D numerical models of down-build diapirs initiated by a Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 202, No. 2, p. 1253-1270, DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv219
Püsök A., Kaus B.J.P. (2015) Development of topography in 3-D continental collision models.  Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. Vol. 16(5), doi:10.1002/2015GC005732[Supplementary material]
Lu G., Kaus B.J.P.,  Zhao L., Zheng T. (2015) Self-consistent subduction initiation induced by mantle flow. Terra Nova. Vol. 27, No. 2, p. 130-138, doi: 10.1111/ter.12140 


Fernandez N., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Influence of pre-existing salt diapirs on 3D folding patterns.  Tectonophysics. Vol. 637, p.354-369. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.10.021
Collignon M., Kaus B.J.P., May D.A., Fernandez N. (2014) Influences of surface processes on fold growth during 3D detachment folding. G3. doi: 10.1002/2014GC005450 [Reprint]
Fernandez N., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Fold interaction and wavelength selection in 3D models of multilayer detachment folding. Tectonophysics. Vol 632, p. 199-217, DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.06.013 
Baumann T, Kaus B.J.P., Popov A. (2014) Constraining effective rheology through parallel joint geodynamic inversion. Tectonophysics. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.037 
Thielmann M., May D.A., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Discretization errors in the hybrid finite element particle-in-cell method. Pure and Applied Geophysics. doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0808-9 [Reprint]
Lechmann S.M., Schmalholz S.M., Hetenyi G., May D.A., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Quantifying the impact of mechanical layering and underthrusting on the dynamics of the modern India-Asia collisional system with 3-D numerical models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid EarthDOI: 10.1002/2012JB009748 [Reprint]
Johnson T.E., Brown M., Kaus B.J.P., Van Tongeren J.A. (2014). Delamination and recycling of Archean crust caused by gravitational instabilities. Nature Geoscience. Vol 7, p. 47-52, doi: 
10.1038/NGEO2019 [Electronic Supplement] [News and Views] [Press release] [Video]
Fernandez N., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Analytical and numerical investigation of 3D multilayer detachment. in "Mathematics of Planet Earth", edited by Pardo-Igúzquiza E., Guardiola-Albert C., Heredia J., Moreno-Merino L., Durán J.J., Vargas-Guzman J.A. (Eds) 2014, XXXV, 865 p. Springer. p. 757-761 [Reprint]
Lu G., Zhao L., Zheng T., Kaus B.J.P. (2014) Strong intra-continental lithospheric deformation in South-China: implications from seismic observations and geodynamic modelling. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Vol. 86 p. 106-116. DOI:10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.08.020 


Keller T, May D.A., Kaus B.J.P. (2013) Numerical modelling of magma dynamics coupled to tectonic deformation of lithosphere and crust. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 195(3). pp. 1406-1442. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt306 [Youtube video] [Reprint]
Hundermark-Zauskova A., Lehmann R., Hess M., Müller F. (2013) Numerical simulation of glottal flow. Computers in Biology and Medicine. Vol 43(12). pp. 2177-2185. doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2013.09.009.
Kaus B.J.P. (2013). Heating glaciers from below. (News & Views). Nature Geoscience. Vol. 6, pp. 683-684 doi:10.1038/ngeo1919 [Reprint] [JGU Press release]
Boutonnet E., Leloup P.H., Sassier C., Gardien V., Ricard Y. Ductile strain rate measurements document long-term strain localization in the continental crust. Geology. Vol. 41, doi: 10.1130/G33723.1 


Krumbholz, M., Bock M., Burchardt S., Kelka U., Vollbrecht A. (2013). A critical discussion of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) method to determine stress orientations within the crust. Solid Earth. Vol. 3, p. 401-414. doi:10.5194/se-3-401-2012  [Reprint]
Thielmann M., Kaus B.J.P. (2012). Shear heating induced lithospheric localization: does it result in subduction? Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 359-360. p. 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.002  
Duretz T., Gerya T.V., Kaus B.J.P., Andersen T. (2012). Thermomechanical modeling of slab eduction. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. Vol. 117, B08411, doi:10.1029/2012JB009137. [Reprint]
Popov A.A., Sobolev S.V., Zoback M.D. (2012) Modelling evolution of the San Andreas Fault system in northern and central California. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. Vol. 13, Q08016, doi:10.1029/2012GC004086.   [Reprint]
Ruh J., Kaus B.J.P., Burg J.-P., (2012) Numerical investigation of deformation mechanics in fold-and-thrust belts: Influence of rheology of single and multiple decollements. Tectonics. [Reprint]
Gerault M., Becker T.W., Kaus B.J.P., Faccenna C., Moresi L.N., Husson L. (2012) The role of slabs and oceanic plate geometry for the net rotation of the lithosphere, trench motions, and slab return flow. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. Vol. 13 (4), Q04001, doi:10.1029/2011GC003934. [Reprint]
Brune S., Popov A.A., Sobolev S.V. (2012) Modeling suggests that oblique extension facilitates rifting and continental break-up. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. Vol. 117, B08402, doi:10.1029/2011JB008860. [Reprint]
Crameri F., Schmeling H., Golabek G.J., Duretz T., Orendt R., Buiter S., May D.A., Kaus B.J.P., Gerya T.V., Tackley P.J. (2012). A benchmark comparison of numerical surface topography calculations in geodynamic modelling. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 181 (1), p.38-54.
Crameri F., Tackley P.J., Meilick I.,  Gerya T.V., Kaus B.J.P. (2012). A free plate surface and weak oceanic crust produce single-sided subduction on Earth. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol 39 (3), doi 10.1029/2011GL050046 [Reprint]


Lechmann S.M., May D.A., Kaus B.J.P., Schmalholz S.M., (2011). Comparing thin-sheet models with 3D multilayer models for continental collision. Geophysical Journal International. 187, 10-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05164.x [Reprint]



Yamato P., Kaus B.J.P., Mouthereau F., Castelltort S. (2011). Dynamic constraints on the crustal-scale rheology of the Zagros fold belt, Iran. Geology. Vol 39. No 9. p. 815-818. doi:10.1130/G32136.1         Press: ETH Life article

Lu G., Kaus B.J.P., Zhao L. (2011).  Thermal localization as a potential mechanism to rift cratons. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 186, p. 125-137. 


Duretz T.M., Kaus B.J.P., Schulmann K., Gapais D., Kermarrec J.-J. (2011). Indentation as an extrusion mechanism of lower crustal rocks in the Eastern Bohemian Massif: Insight from analogue and numerical modelling. Lithos. Vol. 124 (1-2), 158-168. 

Castelltort S., Nagel S., Mouthereau F., Lin A.T.-S., Wetzel A., Kaus B.J.P., Willett S., Chiang S.-P., Chiu W.-Y. (2011). Sedimentology of Early Pliocene Sandstones in the south-western Taiwan foreland: implications for basin physiography in the early stages of collision. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Vol. 40, p. 52-71.
Deubelbeiss Y., Kaus B.J.P., Connolly J.A.D., Caricchi L. (2011). Potential causes for the non-Newtonian rheology of crystal-bearing magmas. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. Vol. 12, Q05007, 22pp.,  doi:10.1029/2010GC003485. . 

Movies of some simulations presented in this work: [movie 1] [movie 2].

Rahl J., Brandon M.T., Deckert H., Ring U. and Mortimer, N. (2011):Tectonic significance of ductile deformation in low-grade sandstones in the Mesozoic Otago subduction wedge, New Zealand. American Journal of Sciences. Vol. 311, p. 27-62; doi:10.2475/01.2011.02


Kaus B.J.P, Mühlhaus H., May D.A. (2010). A stabilization algorithm  for geodynamic numerical simulations with a free surface. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 181, p. 12-20. 

Crameri F., Kaus B.J.P. (2010). Parameters that control lithospheric-scale thermal localization on terrestrial planets. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 37, L09308, doi:10.1029/2010GL042921 [Preprint]

Kaus B.J.P. (2010). Factors that control the angle of shear bands in geodynamic numerical models of brittle deformation. Tectonophysics. Vol. 484 (1-4), p. 36-4. 

Deubelbeiss Y., Kaus B.J.P., Connolly J.A.D. (2010). Direct numerical simulation of two-phase flow: Effective rheology and flow patterns of particle suspensions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 290 (1-2), p. 1-12.

Bock M., Regenauer-Lieb K., Lotze M., Wilke T., Rücker C. (2010). Analysis of thermally induced flows in the laboratory by geoelectrical 3-D tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B12410, doi:10.1029/2010JB007462


Golabek G., Gerya T.V., Kaus B.J.P, Ziethe R., Tackley P.J. (2009). Rheological controls on the terrestrial core formation mechanism. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.Vol 10, Q11007, doi:10.1029/2009GC002552. [Reprint]

Schmalholz S.M., Kaus B.J.P.,  Burg J.-P. (2009). Stress - strength relationship in the lithosphere during continental collision. Geology. Vol 37 (9). p. 775-778. 

Kaus B.J.P., Liu Y., Becker T.W., Yuen D.A., Shi Y. (2009). Lithospheric stress-states predicted from long-term tectonic models: influence of rheology and possible application to Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.  Vol. 36 (1), p.119-134.


Kaus B.J.P., Gerya T.V., Schmid D.W. (2008). Recent advances in Computational Geodynamics: Theory, Numerics and Applications. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 171 (1-4). p. 2-6. 

Deubelbeiss Y., Kaus B.J.P. (2008). Comparison of Eulerian and Lagrangian numerical techniques for the Stokes equations in the presence of strongly varying viscosity. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 171 (1-4). p. 92-111. 

Schmeling H.,  Babeyko A.,  Enns A.,  Faccenna C.,  Funiciello F.,  Gerya T.,  Golabek G.,  Grigull S.,  Kaus B.J.P.,  Morra G.,  Schmalholz S.,  van Hunen J. (2008). A benchmark comparison of spontaneous subduction models – towards a free surface. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 171 (1-4). p. 198-223. 

Kaus B.J.P., Steedman C., Becker T.W. (2008). From passive continental margin to mountain belt: insights from analytical and numerical models and application to Taiwan. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. Vol. 171 (1-4). p. 235-251. 

Platt J.P., Kaus B.J.P., Becker T.W. (2008). The San Andreas transform system and the tectonics of  California: An alternative approach. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Vol. 274. p380-391. 

Kaus B.J.P., Becker T.W., (2008). A numerical study on the effects of surface boundary conditions and rheology on slab dynamics. Bolletino di Geofisica. Vol 49 (2 Supplement), p177-182.  [Reprint]


Kaus B.J.P., Becker T.W. (2007) Effects of elasticity on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability: implications for large-scale geodynamics. Geophysical Journal International. Vol. 168, p843-862. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03201.x[Reprint]


Kaus B.J.P., Schmalholz S.M. (2006) 3D Finite amplitude folding: implications for stress evolution during crustal and lithospheric deformation. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 33, L14309, doi:10.1029/2006GL026341. [Reprint]

Kaus B.J.P., Podladchikov Y.Y. (2006) Initiation of localized shear zones in viscoelastoplastic rocks. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol 111, B04412, doi: 10.1029/2005JB003652. [Reprint]

Buiter S.J.H., Babeyko A.Y., Ellis S., Gerya T.V., Kaus B.J.P., Kellner A., Schreurs G., Yamada Y. (2006). The numerical sandbox: Comparison of model results for a shortening and an extension experiment. in: Buiter, S.J.H. & Schreurs, G. Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Crustal-Scale Processes. Geological Society of London Special Publications, 253, 29-64.


Kaus B.J.P., Connolly J.A.D, Podladchikov Y.Y., Schmalholz S.M. (2005). The effect of mineral phase transitions on sedimentary basin subsidence and uplift. Earth and Planetary Science Letters233. p213-228.


Miller S.A., Collettinni C., Chiaraluce L., Cocco M., Barchi M., Kaus B.J.P. (2004). Aftershocks driven by a high presssure CO2 source ar depth. Nature. 427. p724-727.

Kaus B.J.P., Podladchikov Y.Y., Schmid D.W. (2004). Eulerian spectral/finite-difference method for large deformation modelling of visco-elasto-plastic geomaterials. Bolletino di Geofisica. Vol. 45. p346-349. [Reprint]

Burg J-P., Kaus B.J.P., Podladchikov Y.Y. (2004). Dome structures in collision orogens. Mechanical investigation of the gravity/compression interplay, in: Whitney D.L., Teyssier C. and Siddoway C.S., Gneiss domes in orogeny: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 380, p47-66. [Reprint].


Kaus B.J.P., Podladchikov Y.Y. (2001). Forward and reverse modeling of the three-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 28, No 6. p1095-1098. [Reprint]

Lecture notes

Becker, T. W. and Kaus, B. J. P.: Numerical Geodynamics. An introduction to computational methods with focus on solid Earth applications of continuum mechanics. Lecture notes, latest update: 2017. (pdf)

Other publications

Kaus B.J.P. (2005). Modelling approaches to geodynamic processes. PhD-thesis. ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.    pdf   Colorpages only. (awarded with the ETH Medal).

Kaus B.J.P. (2000). Forward and reverse modelling of the three-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Master-thesis. ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.