IPFW Science Cafè Addresses Earthquake in Japan

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News release from IPFW:

IPFW Science Cafè Addresses Earthquake in Japan

(April 6, 2011) – The April Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Science Café will focus on the geological aspects of the tragedy in Japan. Solomon Isiorho, professor and chair of the geosciences department, and Aranzazu Pinan-Llamas, assistant professor of geology, will present, “Cracks, Joints, Faults, Earthquakes, and Japan,” Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Firefly Coffee House, 3523 N. Anthony Blvd. It is free and open to the public.

Isiorho and Pinan-Llamas will discuss what rocks say and what forces cause them to move.The discussion will be linked to the recent earthquakes in Japan.

The IPFW Science Cafés are part of a national movement to make scientific research more accessible to the public. They are set in casual settings, such as the Firefly Coffee House, and allow the public to ask questions and interact with scientists. IPFW’s Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, set up these events in Fort Wayne in 2009.

For more information about this month’s presentation, contact Isiorho at 260-481-6254 or isiorho@ipfw.edu. For information about IPFW’s Science Cafés, contact Michelle Drouin, assistant professor of psychology, at 260-481-6398 or drouinm@ipfw.edu or visit ipfw.edu/affiliates/sigmaxi. For more on national Science Cafés, visit sciencecafes.org.


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