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Science on Tap with Daniel Trugman

Join us Monday, September 16, beginning at 5:30 at projectY cowork, located at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
August 29, 2019
Science on Tap with Daniel Trugman

Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow , Daniel Trugman.


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Natural disasters feel anything but natural when you’re in the middle of them. Earthquakes are one of our planet’s most commonly occurring natural disasters and extract a heavy toll each year. In fact, in 2010 the country of Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that took the lives of over 250,000 people, injured another 300,000, and caused an estimated $8 billion in damage to date. This earthquake left behind enough devastation that, almost a decade later, Haiti still struggles to regain even basic infrastructure and humanitarian supports. 

In the United States, earthquakes are the most frequent natural disasters, though most of them fall far short of the Haitian earthquake’s destruction. 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 resulting in 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 these tiny tremors to learn how earthquakes get started, how earthquake ruptures evolve with time, and what the future holds for earthquake forecasting. 

Please 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. 

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Science on tap

Science On Tap is a convivial opportunity to engage with Lab scientists on their current projects. A brief presentation is followed by lively questions, answers, and discussion. The fun takes place on the third Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ProjectY Cowork at 150 Central Park Plaza in Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum Association members receive $1 off any drink or food items purchased from UnQuarked during Science On Tap.

The sessions are a joint project between the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.