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I'm really sad about the tragic loss of life in Nepal. I will be speaking tomorrow on +CNN 's New Day morning show 6-9am ET about our ability to predict earthquakes. If anyone has specific information about predictive models and this earthquake, please let me know
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This Nature news article briefly mentions research by Susan Hough (USGS), Roger Bilham (Univ. of Colorado), and Jean-Philippe Avouac (CalTech) on expected fault stresses in that region: 
http://www.nature.com/news/major-earthquake-hits-nepal-1.17413

Searching for their most recent publications might help. It looks like Bilham is being interviewed/quoted by several media outlets.

The first Nature article reference is by Bilham 2004 (although a quick search shows there are other reviews since then): 
http://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/viewArticle/3338

Page 14, discussion section 10.2 on Himalayan recurrence interval:
"Assuming that seven to ten great ruptures permit the slip of the entire Himalayan Arc, and a recurrence interval of 500 years ( ≥ 9 m slip on 200-300 km long, 70-90 km wide, ruptures) we should anticipate M ≥ 8 earthquakes occurring every 50-70 years." That seems like a linear extrapolation based on an average slip rate of 18 mm/year plus some informed but uncertain assumptions. I don't see any specific predictive model mentioned, though.

The potential locations of future earthquakes appears moderately well described, but the timing seems really uncertain based on an incomplete historical record.

Avouac 2003 also characterizes the "where" and "how" of the "Seismic Cycle in the Nepal Himalaya", but not the "when" (large PDF, starting on p.48): 
http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~avouac/classes/GE277/Avouac04.pdf

(I don't know if that helps at all. Those may or may not be their best or most relevant publications, just some of the first ones that turned up in a search on those names.)
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Talking to kids about science, technology & the Internet of Things at the +The New York Academy of Sciences. Love their questions!
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TOMORROW: Join me for a lively discussion on skepticism & science at Philadelphia's Association for Critical Thinking http://bit.ly/1xmnrrh. 2PM, Center for Business and Industry at 18th and Callowhill Streets @Phila_PHACT @CCPedu
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This summer I'll be teaching a one-week course on "the physics of bridges" at Barnard College.

Every time we cross a bridge, we traverse through years of history, design, science and engineering. In this course you will have the chance to become a bridge engineer and design and build your own bridge. We will explore different types of bridges focusing on the science and engineering behind them. We will use hands-on activities to explain tension and compression and how bridges react to these forces. At the end you will apply the concepts learned in a bridge-building competition. The course concludes with a field trip to a New York City bridge.

If you know of a young high school girl who may be interested, please encourage her to apply: http://barnard.edu/summer/howtoapply
Applications for all programs are reviewed when completed and students are admitted on a rolling admissions basis. No applications for any programs will be accepted after Friday, June 5th, 2015. Admission is selective, and is based on strong high school records, recommendations, and a personal ...
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What a great course. I am just gearing up for my 35th Physics Balsa Bridge Building contest. Http://www.balsabridge.com 
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I love this! "Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance." I've always felt this to be true and yet so much of our culture tries to make everyone an optimist. Sometimes a healthy degree of anxiety & negativity can be a good thing. Of course the challenge is to constraint these feelings so they don't overwhelm you.
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In the novel "The Mathematician's Shiva" there is a comparison of American (and I include the whole America continent) and some european countries. The most interesting one is "Americans are obsessed with happy ending stories".
In America (continent) there's the idea of fairy tales, everything must be positive, and ignore those who say otherwise. 
So, it makes sense (to have articles that puts positive lights to those "negative" feelings...)
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Drawing a Genetic Map of the World
Icelanders, says Kari Stefansson, are very interested in genealogy. You’d probably be too, if you lived in a pretty small island nation derived from a small band of settlers—and therefore stand a really good chance of accidentally dating your cousin. While it does complicate romantic living, the meticulous documentation of... [read more]
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#ThrowBackScience w Neil deGrasse Tyson 
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Thank you Daniel! I'm glad you like it
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they must not like publicity...
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A Stanford-trained physicist who is very passionate about communicating science. My initiatives to popularize science have impacted thousands of people around the world. For my Ph.D. Dissertation I invented a highly effective technique to focus wireless signals in targeted locations. This method allows for secure communications among desired users inside buildings. The applications of this technique extend to the medical and entertainment fields. I also published research in the field of nano-physics.

I have a huge passion to popularize science and motivate young minds to think analytically and critically about the world. This has led me to pioneer learning initiatives in schools and universities in Mexico, Africa, the US and Israel. I'm a frequent public speaker [http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxEast-Debbie-Berebichez-How] and have been recognized by numerous media outlets such as Oprah, CNN, WSJ, TED, DLD, WIRED, Martha Stewart, City of Ideas, Dr. Oz Show, Celebrity Scientist and others. I regularly appear as a science expert on different international TV networks; co-hosted National Geographic’s “Humanly
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First Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford
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    Physics, 1998 - 2005
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
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