17. What will the format of your event be?:
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Milne was born in Liverpool in 1850 and studied at the Royal School of Mines (now part of imperial college, London). He had wide interests in geology, mineral prospecting in Newfoundland and Labrador and at the same time writing papers on ice and rock and on the great auk. When he was only 26 he was appointed Professor of mining and geology in Tokyo and, inspired by the earthquakes that hit that year he invented the horizontal seismograph which allows the detection of different types of waves produced by earthquakes. Milne also studied fossils and anthropology. Milne realised the need for exchange of earthquake readings around the world. Seismic waves are now used to detect "secret" underground nuclear testing and in prospecting for oil and gas.
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23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
100th anniversary of the study of earthquakes It is very relevant to new energy sources such as geothermal energy and shale gas as well as oil and gas exploration. seismic waves can be used to distinguish between earthquakes and underground nuclear tests
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24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
this would be a good event to be joint with the history of science section.
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