Rivka Galchen

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Rivka Galchen

DateArticle NameLocation
04/09/15The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakesnewyorker.com
In the fall of 2011, students in Katie Keranen’s seismology course at the University of Oklahoma buried portable seismograph stations around the campus, in anticipation of a football game between the Sooners and the Texas A. & M. Aggies. The plan was to see if the students could, by reading the instruments, detect the rumble of eighty-two thousand fans cheering for a touchdown. “To see if they can figure out if a signal is a passing train or a cheering crowd—that’s much more interesting for them than discussing data in theo...