Landmarks in the History of Natural Catastrophe Modeling
September 16, 2019 to December 1, 2019
Natural hazards such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes threaten human life and property every year across the world, and the risk of future losses is increasing due to population growth, climate change, and urbanization. The Sheridan Libraries are pleased to host this exhibit featuring important objects and documents that represent historic milestones in the development of catastrophe modeling in the United States, from the late 1800s to today. The exhibit also highlights Johns Hopkins researchers who made important contributions to risk modeling and management.
Organized by Gonzalo L. Pita, PhD, Adjunct Associate Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. The objects on view are drawn primarily from private collections, along with related items from the Sheridan Libraries’ holdings.
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, M-level
Gallery Talk on Oct 21, 2019
J-Card or photo ID required