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Caltech researchers presenting at AAAS Meeting
Date:2/17/2010

18th and 19th centuries from attempts by scientists and others to engage with new archaeological discoveries and with historical chronology. This led to collaboration with his colleague, Moti Feingold to write a book on Isaac Newton's attempt to redate the past using astronomical evidence. Along the way they have discovered what they believe to be important issues concerning the understanding and manipulation of data before the development of statistical methods. Buchwald was previously director of the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT. He won the McArthur Fellowship in 1995. George Sarton, professor of the history of science at Harvard from 1940 to 1951, is widely regarded as one of the key figures in the establishment of the history of science as a discipline in its own right. In 1960, the History of Science Society, under the auspices of AAAS, established the George Sarton Memorial Lecture. The first lecturer was Rene Dubos. The lecture is coordinated through the AAAS History and Philosophy of Science Section and delivered at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

Time: 12:30 - 1:15 PM Location: Conv. Center Room 6F


Earthquake Science and Advocacy: Helping Californians Live Along the San Andreas Fault:

Presenter: Lucy Jones, Chief Scientist, Multi Hazards Project, USGS, and Visiting Associate in Geophysics at Caltech

Title: The Great Southern California ShakeOut: From Science to the Community and Back Again

The Great Southern California ShakeOut program in November 2008 was the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, involving more than 5 million southern Californians through a broad-based outreach program, media partnerships, and public advocacy by hundreds of partners. The basis of the drill was a scenario for a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault, which would cause broad devastation. The scenario was developed with the contributions of over 300 scientist
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Contact: Jon Weiner
jrweiner@caltech.edu
626-395-3226
California Institute of Technology
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