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    Tim Wright, Royal Society University Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment University of Leeds

    Earthquakes have killed more than 700,000 people in the last 10 years. But as we make better and better observations, it seems that earthquakes may be fundamentally unpredictable. So whats the point of earthquake science? During this Cafe Scientifique discussion, Tim will try to defend his existence. Drawing on his experiences working on earthquakes in Iran , Turkey , Pakistan , Japan , and elsewhere, he hopes to convince you that earthquake science can, does, and will save lives, even in the absence of short-term predictions.