ASU Clubs to Host Scientist
November 01, 2013
The Angelo State University’s Russian Club and Geologic Exhibition Organization (GEO) will host an appearance by former Los Alamos geophysicist and seismologist Dr. Craig Pearson at a joint meeting of the two student organizations on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Pearson will present “Forensic Seismology Applied to Nuclear Test Treaties: One Man’s Experiences with the Former Soviet Union” from 6–7 p.m. in Room 158 of the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St. Refreshments will be available before the presentation.
A former career employee of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Pearson traveled to Kazakhstan to conduct experiments at the Semipalitinsk Test Site, the former Soviet Union’s primary testing venue for nuclear weapons. He will discuss his experiences in conducting forensic seismology experiments, the differences and similarities in the scientific approach to nuclear test monitoring and the cultural differences he encountered.
Before joining Los Alamos, Pearson worked in the oil field, then earned his bachelor’s in geology at the University of Texas Permian Basin. He earned a master’s in exploration geophysics and a doctorate in geophysics and seismology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.