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Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.

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DTM Scientists Attend Goldschmidt 2017 Meeting

Goldschmidt 2017

DTM scientists Mary Horan, Bradley Peters, Jesse Reimink, and Kei Shimizu will present their research at the annual Goldschmidt Conference on August 13-18, 2017 in Paris.

DTM Hosts Tour for International Visitors

Visitors learned about DTM’s Focused Ion Beam-Scanning Electron Microscope from Director Rick Carlson

Visitors from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) toured Carnegie’s Broad Branch Campus on August 10, 2017.

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DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.

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Richard Palin discussed the metamorphic consequences of secular cooling of the Earth on July 27 as part of our DTM seminar series.

Anais Bardyn

Anais Bardyn joins DTM to work alongside Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler conducting in-depth analyses of collected extraterrestrial particles by a complementary suite of micro-analytical techniques. 

Rebecca Oppenheimer discussed high contrast imaging experiments for comparative planetary science at her DTM seminar on July 13.