Charles Frances Richter
NAME: Charles Frances Richter
BORN: April 26, 1900
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Hamilton, Ohio (Butler County)
studied at Stanford University, and later
the California Institute of Technology
CalTech PhD, 1928
OCCUPATION: scientist, physics and seismology
In 1935, Charles Richter and Beno Gutenberg developed the Richter magnitude scale. They were working together as scientists at the California Institute of Technology.
The "Richter Scale" is a mathematical device used to quantify the size of earthquakes.
"Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations."