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Although many modern advances, such as building codes and construction techniques, have reduced some aspects of risk to natural disasters, many changes in modern society have greatly increased the risk to our society. Beyond the increased population density in hazardous locations, the basic societal needs of transportation, power and communications have become more intertwined and dependent on the Internet and vulnerable to disruption. This talk will discuss interdisciplinary research to understand the vulnerabilities of modern society and ways to increase our resilience to the inevitable future events.
About Dr. Jones:
Dr. Lucy Jones is the Science Advisor for Risk Reduction in the Natural Hazards Mission Area of the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. She leads long-term science planning and communication for natural hazards research for the Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Project. Dr. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature, Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Date: May 6, 2014
Place:The Athenaeum 561 South Hill Ave. Pasadena, Ca.
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