‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to explore computer simulations of earthquakes

March 2, 2015
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The 2015 Science on Saturday lecture series concludes Feb. 28 with Lawrence Livermore scientist Arthur Rodgers' and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns' “Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area.” (Download Image)

‘Science on Saturday’ lecture to explore computer simulations of earthquakes

Lawrence Livermore scientist Arthur Rodgers and Los Gatos High School teacher Dan Burns will present “Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area,” the final lecture in the 2015 Science on Saturday series for students.

WHAT: This informative and entertaining lecture will cover how computer simulations of earthquakes can provide valuable information on the expected intensity of shaking from actual quakes. The presenters will discuss seismic hazards in the Bay Area and describe computer simulations of past and possible future earthquakes and the physics that underlies the numerical methods.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28

Session I: 9:30 a.m.

Session II: 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore

NOTE: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and a complete list of lectures are available on the Web. Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL’s Science Education Program.