Hello! I’m back after a long hiatus because I’m excited to share a fun new two-part episode of my podcast Lab Talk with Laura. Last September I went to the Fall meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), an organization that brings together people studying all different aspects of earthquake science, from the history of earthquakes revealed in the rock and sediment record (paleoseismology) to people who engineer cities and buildings to best withstand inevitable large earthquakes. I interviewed 8 amazing earthquake scientists at the conference: Dr. Emily Brodsky from UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Kate Scharer of the USGS, Ellen Yu of the Southern California Earthquake Data Center, Dr. Ahmed Elbanna, a Civil Engineer at U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Alex Hatem, PhD student at University of Southern California, Dr. John Ebel, Seismologist at Boston College, Dr. Kaj Johnson, a Geophysicist at Indiana University Bloomington, and Dr. Julian Lozos, Dynamic Rupture Modeler at California State University, Northridge.
This Spring I got together a few former Lab Talk with Laura interviewees (and fellow grad students, Raquel Bryant, Edwin Murenzi, and Edwin’s friend Ben Aalvik) to listen and chat in the studio about the interviews from the conference. This is an exciting episode for me because this is my own field of study, which is not usually the focus of Lab Talk with Laura. It was fun to hang out with other grad students and answer their questions about faults and earthquakes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed chatting with all these amazing people!
Share your favorite parts of the show or ask any questions that come up in the comments!