Professor Michael Davies explains the process of liquefaction

Dean of Engineering Professor Michael Davies recently presented to the Auckland branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Café Scientifique.

Professor Davies was invited to discuss the series of earthquakes that occurred in Christchurch and Japan, providing a general understanding of the process of liquefaction and what can be done to mitigate its effects.

Café Scientifique organise presentations on a range of topics by an expert in the appropriate field and encourage discussion and debate in an informal environment.

Previous presenters at Café Scientifique include Dr Fabiana Kubke (Department of Anatomy); Dr Robin Kearns (Geography); Professor Rosalind Hursthouse (Philosophy); Associate Professor James L Wright (Chemistry); Bryony James (Research Centre for Surface and Materials Science); Senior Lecturer Dr Rosalind Archer (Engineering Science) among others.

The group meet monthly in nearby Mt. Eden. Read more information about Café Scientifique.

The videos below are provided courtesy of Cafe Scientifique.

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