After Hour: ASU professor wants to shake things up at Sun Devil Stadium ASU geophysicist wants to measure earthquakes produced at football games Share Tweet Email Print Edward Garnero is a geophysicist and professor at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration –he has an idea to shake up Sun Devil football games. The professor is planning to install seismometers underneath Sun Devil Stadium in an effort to track and record the earthquakes that rowdy crowds produce in real time. The data will then be used to produce an interactive experience on the stadium’s jumbotrons. “How cool would it be if we had a seismometer under the stadium, and we were able to put it on the jumbotron when there’s a replay of a big play,” Garnero said. Garnero says the earthquake magnitude and a shaking seismometer would be shown along with replays. “Whether or not the crowd is thinking (about) geology and earthquakes, there’s just engagement.” Garnero said. “They’re like, 'oh wow, I’m going to jump more for this next big play because I’m fired up.'” Garnero joins After Hour this week to discuss this concept and the likelihood of geological dangers in Arizona and beyond. He will soon meet with athletic officials to further discuss implementing the idea. So far, he says he has received positive feedback from officials. Previous episodes: After Hour: A discussion with an ASU research professor who studies mass shootings After Hour: ASU Archivist speaks about the history of the Arizona State–Arizona rivalry After Hour: ASU Professor, former Washington Post editor, talks consulting on 'The Post' Follow the host @westfallaustin on Twitter. Like State Press on Facebook and follow @statepress on Twitter. Subscribe to Pressing Matters Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox. Related Stories Gallery: ASU men's Pac-12 performance Video: Ph.D. student starts African-American theater class State Press Play: How does Rami Malek's Oscar win impact Arab-Americans?