European Seismological Commission
Nazario Pavoni was born in Zürich. He studied Geology at the University of Zürich, from which he received the diploma in 1952 and the PhD in 1956. After 3 three years of work in Turkey for the Marmara Petroleum Corporation, he took the position as scientific assistant at the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zürich. His work in seismology focused on the recent seismicity and tectonics in Switzerland, and global geodynamics. As senior researcher at the Swiss Seismological Service, he published the first seismotectonic map of Switzerland in 1977, together with Dieter Mayer-Rosa. He was involved in teaching at ETH and contributed to research in seismology until his retirement in 1995.