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Science on Tap with Daniel Trugman

Sep 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
projectY cowork
150 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Daniel Trugman
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event

Event Description

A conversation with Daniel Trugman about the field of earthquake forecasting and how observational-seismology research at Los Alamos is helping us understand how earthquakes start in the first place.

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team. From left to right: Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza, and Cindy Little (not pictured: Margie Root).
Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow, Daniel Trugman.

In the United States, earthquakes are our most frequent natural disasters. The US actually experiences hundreds of thousands of earthquakes annually, but less than .01% of them are considered “significant” (having a magnitude greater than 7.5, causing over $1 million in damage, or 10 or more deaths) and most of us are blissfully unaware of the thousands of tiny tremors occurring far beneath our feet. 

At Los Alamos, Daniel Trugman, a Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences division, is studying  tiny tremors to learn how earthquakes get started, how earthquake ruptures evolve with time, and what the future holds for earthquake forecasting. 

Join us at projectY cowork for Science on Tap on Monday, September 16, from 5:30–7:00 for a conversation with Daniel about this exciting topic. 

Learn more: Scientists finally know how big earthquakes start: With many smaller ones