We explore & discover
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.Subscribe today About our research
Cometary Dust Analysis: From Space Missions to Antarctic Air
Anaïs Bardyn (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Mystery of Planet Formation
John Chambers (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Raboso, a small town located 65 miles southeast of Mexico City on Tuesday, September 19. The earthquake is substantially closer to the Mexican capital than the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck 10 days ago off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.
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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Meredith MacGregor joins DTM as NSF Postdoctoral Fellow to study debris disks as probes of planetary system evolution.
Jaehan Bae joins DTM as Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Alan Boss and study implications for planet formation.
Paul Butler was interviewed by major Brazilian newspaper, O Globo, during his visit to Brazil's National Observatory in Rio de Janeiro.