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Lawson Lecture Series


About the Lawson Lecture

Since 2003, the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory has been hosting a public lecture series in honor of Professor Andrew Lawson on earthquakes and earthquake science. Held every year in April, the lecture series highlights a broad range of earthquake issues of interest to the Berkeley community.

The lecture series is named for Professor Andrew Lawson, who was appointed to the Department of Geology at UC Berkeley in 1890. In 1906, as Chairman of the State Earthquake Investigation Commission, he organized an extensive field program, to which many geologists contributed their services, and prepared the one of the most complete and informative reports ever published on a great earthquake.

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