Harsh Kumar Gupta
Emeritus Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India
20th March 2022: (3.20 pm to 4.50 pm IST)
Topic: TDeveloping Earthquake & Tsunami Resilient Society (8 minutes)
Harsh Gupta is currently a Member of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and President, Geological Society of India. He has been a Member of National Disaster Management Authority, India; Secretary to Govt. of India, Department of Ocean Development; Director of the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad; Professor, University of Texas at Dallas. He is globally known for his work on artificial water reservoir triggered earthquakes. He chaired the Steering Committee of the Global Seismic Hazard Program. After the disastrous 2004 Sumatra earthquake, he spearheaded setting up of the Indian Tsunami Early Warning system. He has published over 200 papers in reviewed journals, authored 5 books published by Elsevier and Springer. His first book ‘Dams and Earthquakes has been translated into Russian and Chinese. In 2011 he compiled and edited ‘Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics’, a 1500+ pages, two- volume treatise published by Springer. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Waldo E. Smith Medal of American Geophysical Union; USSR Academy of Sciences ‘100 years of International Geophysics Memorial Medal’; Axford Gold Medal of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS); National Mineral Award of Excellence; Padma Shri among many honors. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, The World Academy of Sciences and American Geophysical Union. He has been a President of IUGG, AOGS and Founder President of Asian Seismological Commission.