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Ross Stein

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Ross Stein studies how earthquakes interact by the transfer of stress. He is a Consulting Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, a Scientist Emeritus at the USGS, and President-elect of the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He is the 2012 Gilbert F. White Natural Hazards Distinguished Lecture Award recipient of the AGU, and will be one of eight speakers in the 2015-2016 MPSF Speaker Series, the largest community lecture program in America; Stein will address 8,800 audience members in three San Francisco Bay area venues (1). He has delivered AGU’s Francis Birch Lecture and its Frontiers of Geophysics Lecture, gave a 2012 TEDx talk, ‘Defeating Earthquakes,’ and was keynote speaker for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and is Winter 2014 Stanford School of Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecturer. He received an Sc.B. from Brown University magna cum laude and with honors, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University

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