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.