Integrated Ocean Drilling Program distinguished lecturer Nathan Bangs, from the University of Texas at Austin, will visit IUP on November 15–16, 2012. Bangs’ specialty is in understanding the three-dimensional structure of subduction zones. These regions are important as they are the location of “great” earthquakes which are known to generate tsunamis.
While on campus, Bangs will meet with students and faculty of the Geoscience Department and give two presentations. The first presentation will be geared for the general public, and the second will be more specialized and be part of the Geoscience Department Seminar Series.