Charles Frances Richter

NAME: Charles Frances Richter

BORN: April 26, 1900

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...Hamilton, Ohio (Butler County)

EDUCATION:

studied at Stanford University, and later
the California Institute of Technology
CalTech PhD, 1928

OCCUPATION: scientist, physics and seismology

DIED: 1985

FAST FACTS:

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.

NOTABLE QUOTE: 

"Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations."