"Then I took geology as a distribution class. It was the only thing that was really fundamentally new." an interview with Seth Stein

Recorded July 5, 2019 Archived July 5, 2019 20:26 minutes
Id: APP648300

Description

President-elect of AGU natural hazards focus group and Northwestern University seismologist delights in getting away from conventional wisdom and pointing out when there’s Much Ado about Nothing. He reflected on his career trajectory from research on space to the depths of the earth. He still questions and trying to understand why government’s earthquake maps lack prediction accuracy. Among other things, he spoke about the New Madrid Seismic Zone and noted if it had been as active as presumed, Missouri would have topography like California. (Recorded 12 December 2018)

Participants

  • llyse Vernon
  • Seth Stein

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