Christchurch earthquake seminar on 2 March 2011
25 February 2011
In response to the Christchurch earthquake, a seminar 'Understanding Earthquakes' will be held on Wednesday 2 March, 5-6pm in the Wilkins Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre.
A panel of experts from across UCL and Imperial will discuss the current knowledge of earthquake activity including probabilistic seismic hazard, damage estimation and reconstruction.
The speakers will be:
- Damian Grant (EPICentre, UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
- Anna Mason (EngD Student in UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
- Peter Stafford (Civil Engineering, Imperial)
- Gerald Roberts (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck, part of the Joint Research School for Earth Sciences, Birkbeck/UCL).
Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the British Red Cross NZ Earthquake Appeal. A reception after the seminar has been sponsored by UCL Grand Challenges.
Image: 'Damage to building New Brighton' by Martin Luff on Flickr. Some rights reserved
The UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction brings together a range of expertise to maximise the impact and value of the university's activities in risk and disaster reduction, and to increase and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation.