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Dr. Lucy Jones

W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Lucy Jones, W. David Baird Lecture Speaker

Dr. Lucy Jones: "The Big Ones: Preparing for Increasing Risk of Natural Disasters"

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 5:00pm, Elkins Auditorium

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. Her aim is to understand and communicate where the greatest vulnerabilities lie and what actions can be taken to reduce the risk that are the most cost effective.

She is the author of The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). She is a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech, a post she has held since 1984. She has authored over 100 papers on research seismology with primary interest in the physics of earthquakes, foreshocks, and earthquake hazard assessment, and the seismotectonics of Southern California. With a BA in Chinese language and literature from Brown University and a PhD in geophysics from MIT, Jones has been active in earthquake research for decades, furthering earthquake risk reduction through seismological research and integrated disaster scenarios.