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Michael Hamburger

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Expert Bio

Michael Hamburger is a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Indiana University. His research on natural hazards includes earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides, with field investigations in the Philippines, the South Pacific, Central Asia and the U.S. Midwest.

Hamburger has strong interests in the intersection of natural disasters, environmental challenges and science policy. He served as a Jefferson Science Fellow with the U.S. Department of State and is one of the leaders of the science advocacy group Concerned Scientists @IU. He has undergraduate degrees in environmental sciences and Russian studies and a Ph.D. in geophysics from Cornell University.

Areas of Expertise

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, natural disasters, hazard mitigation, science policy, science and foreign policy.

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