Special Lecture: Earthquakes-the Human Story, Friday March 12

Special Lecture: Earthquakes: the Human Story

Date: Friday March 12, 2010, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Cahill Center, Hameetman Auditorium

The Friends of Caltech Libraries in collaboration with the Pasadena Public Library’s 2010 program, One City, One Story, are presenting a special event called “Earthquakes: the Human Story.” Joann Stock, professor of geology and geophysics at Caltech, and Alan Drew, author of “Gardens of Water” will engage in a conversation about the nature, aftermath, and human toll of the 1999 Marmara Quake.As an expert in plate tectonics and the San Andreas Fault, Stock will offer insights about similarities that the San Andreas Fault shares with the North Anatolian Fault, the setting for Alan Drew’s best-selling novel.

Drew will describe his first-hand experience of the quake just days after he arrived for work in Istanbul, and how it became the background for the Kurdish, American, and Turkish characters in Gardens of Water.

Caltech’s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics is located at 1216 E. California Blvd. (Free parking is available in the parking garage under the baseball field behind the building to the south.)