Dr. Bruce Bolt, Noted Seismologist, Passes Away
A reader by the name of Ron submitted this New York Times (free registration required) obituary yesterday on the passing of Dr. Bruce A. Bolt, an Australian seismologist known for his work in California and his advocacy for improving earthquake safety. Dr. Bolt advised on the strengthening of the Golden Gate Bridge and studied the destructive San Francisco earthquake of 1906 in making recommendations to engineers for improving the resilience of the city’s buildings. He also conducted ground-motion studies for the designs of dams, oil pipelines, nuclear reactors and underground train systems.
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