Posts Tagged ‘David Wolman’

  1. A minor victory in Italy


    January 30, 2015 by AK

    I’ve blogged about the l’Aquila earthquake trial but neglected to mention that all but one of the scientists convicted by the first-level court were acquitted by an appeals court in November 2014. David Wolman and Lorenzo Mannella reported: Today, after a surprisingly swift-by-Italian-standards appeals process, the three-judge panel acquitted six of the men. The seventh, Bernardo De Bernardinis, received …
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  2. A blog on L’Aquila


    October 20, 2014 by AK

    Via David Wolman‘s Twitter feed, I have found Earthquakes and Great Risks, a blog on the Aquila earthquake trial maintained by a group of Italians. I have written about the earthquake trial here and here but I’m no authority on the case – I’ve learned most of what I know about it from Wolman’s article and notes. The Italian blog …
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  3. When science has no chance


    September 14, 2014 by AK

    An enlightening piece on the 2012 conviction of Italian seismologists by David Wolman. The prosecutor offered, and the judge accepted, the theory that Italy’s leading seismologists had conspired with the mayor’s office in l’Aquila to send a falsely reassuring message to the town’s residents, who had been warned of an impending disaster by a lay forecaster called Gianpaolo Giuliani, …
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