Teaming up against tsunamis


The speakers for the TEDxBrussels event in December were selected for their audacity: They mapped their own way instead of sticking to well-trod paths. One of them was Tiziana Rossetto, a professor of earthquake engineering at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom. Rossetto’s research aims to understand how tsunamis behave as they sweep ashore and how to make coastal infrastructure more resistant to their devastating effects. She founded the Earthquake and People Interaction Centre at UCL, which takes a multidisciplinary approach to investigating risks and mitigating damage. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. (Keep reading at .)

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