Russian Researcher to Discuss
Practical Earthquake Detection


Dr. Yuri Kopytenko, director of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (SPbF IZMIRAN), will speak at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) on Thursday, July 7 on how his research may make earthquake prediction possible.

Kopytenko’s talk, which will begin at 2 p.m. in the Texas Instruments Auditorium in UTD’s Engineering and Computer Science South Building, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Yuri Kopytenko

The institute’s research focuses on solar and terrestrial physics, physics of the solar-terrestrial relations, cosmic rays, physics of the ionosphere and magnetosphere, the ionosphere and magnetosphere radio wave propagation, the magnetism of the Earth and the planets and bodies of the solar system. A distinctive feature of the institute’s research is a desire to stage multi-disciplined investigations, using ground, aircraft, balloon, rocket and satellite methods.

The lecture is being co-sponsored by U. T. Dallas’ Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Education and the Dallas Museum of Natural History.