What is Open Mic Science?
"Open Mic Science" invites the community to an evening at The Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island to explore ideas in all aspects of science and technology in an informal, social setting. Talks are held the first Monday of every month at 8 PM. Enjoy pizza and beer, and stay abreast of current knowledge. Open Mic Science, A Bainbridge Science Café, is based on the principles of Cafe Scientifique and is committed to the public understanding of science.
Intellectual curiosity required.
No specific science knowledge needed.
All talks are Free
When: 8pm on the first Monday of the month
Where: The Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Latest News 11/19/2014
NEXT PRESENTATION – December 1, 2014.
Professor Paul Johnson from the UW’s School of Oceanography, will discuss his recent work on the greatest seismic hazard to the Northwest US, the Cascadia Subduction Zone. His presentation is titled “Societal Risks from the Next Big Megathrust Earthquake in Washington”. The Cascadia Subduction Zone beneath western Washington has generated numerous high-magnitude earthquakes. This serious earthquake hazard to the heavily populated Pacific NW drives extensive research into the tectonics of the region. Although no megathrust earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone (see red dot in image below) have occurred since 1700 AD, indirect evidence shows repeated earthquakes have ruptured this plate boundary from Vancouver Island to northern California.
Mega-thrust earthquakes in the region are influenced by sub-surface temperatures along faults. The location of temperature-fault intersections controls both the coastal tsunami amplitudes and the intensity of ground shaking beneath the heavily populated terrestrial forearc region during large-scale megathrust faulting. However, there are large uncertainties in the location of the sub-surface temperature distribution beneath western Washington, due in part to an absence of reliable heat flow data from the area. New data are being collected to constrain the location of the line of epicenters for the next megathrust earthquake in Puget Sound.
Dr. Jeremy Mathis, originally scheduled to give a presentation on November 3 titled “Ocean Acidification: Gauging the Risk and Monitoring the Environment”, will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring.