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Caltech earthquake expert to lecture Oct. 11 and 12

Lucile M. Jones

Seismologist Lucile M. Jones will address global trends in risk reduction for natural disasters at the 19th Robert L. Schiffman ’44 Geotechnical Colloquium, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Phillips Hall.

Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society; its mission is to foster understanding and application of scientific information to create more resilient communities. She is the author of “The Big Ones” (2018) and has been a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1984.

Jones holds a bachelor’s in Chinese language and literature from Brown University and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has furthered earthquake risk reduction through seismological research and integrated disaster scenarios.

She will also lead a public discussion of “Catastrophes and Culture” Oct. 12, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in 160 Mann Library.

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