Science On Tap: Earthquake Forecasting Sept. 16

Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Trugman. Courtesy/LANL

Los Alamos Creative District News: 

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square.

This “On Tap” features a conversation with Daniel Trugman, a Feynman Postdoctoral Fellow with the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division.

In the United States, earthquakes are the most frequent natural disaster. While the U.S. experiences hundreds of thousands of earthquakes annually, fewer than .01 percent of them are considered “significant” (having a magnitude greater than 7.5, causing over $1 million in damage, or 10 or more deaths), and so most people are blissfully unaware of the thousands of tiny tremors occurring far beneath our feet. 

At Los Alamos, Trugman 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. 

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The “On Tap” series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome! “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests.

 

The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos Arts Council/Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.

 

Registration for this event is not required. Admission is free. UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey will be offering a wide selection of wines at this event.

More information about Science On Tap and other Bradbury Science Museum programs and events can be found at https://www.lanl.gov/museum/events/.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos, and the Los Alamos Research Park.