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News at Brookhaven College

For Release through March 7

DALLAS- When a nuclear blast goes off, the Earth shakes. Seismologists can use the Earth's vibrations to discover the size, force and location of nuclear activity, as well as of other explosions and natural occurrences around the world. Brian Stump, the next featured speaker in the Brookhaven College Science Lecture Series, will present "Forensic Seismology and Nuclear Testing: The Detective Work of Seismologists." The lecture series continues this spring on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Bldg. X, Room X1091.

For decades, there has been a connection between seismology and nuclear-explosion monitoring. Seismology is able to bring together data that can determine where and when a seismic event occurred, and what caused it.

Stump, Albritton Chair of Geological Sciences at Southern Methodist University, served three years as program manager of the Nuclear Test Monitoring Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and took part in negotiations for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1987, Stump has served as the Secretary of the Department of Defense Seismic Review Panel, where he contributes as an expert in the identification, location and yield determination of nuclear explosions.

In conjunction with the Science and Lecture Series, the Mathematics and Science Division at Brookhaven College brings in area experts in various fields to share their knowledge and practice with the public. Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. For additional information regarding the lecture series, contact the Mathematics and Science Division at 972-860-4750.



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Brookhaven College is proud to be an Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent Hispanic student enrollment since 2006. Educational opportunities are offered by Brookhaven College without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or gender expression..

Brookhaven College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate's degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brookhaven College.

The three-fold purpose for publishing the Commission's address and contact numbers is to enable interested constituents (1) to learn about the accreditation status of Brookhaven College, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of Brookhaven College's decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against Brookhaven College for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Normal inquiries about Brookhaven College, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Brookhaven College and not to the Commission's office.