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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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Modeling Fluid Pathways in Subduction Zones: A Geodynamic Playground
Cian Wilson (Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00

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From Landers to NISAR, Kurt Feigl Presents His Tuve Lecture

From Landers to NISAR, Kurt Feigl Presents His Tuve Lecture

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Kurt Feigl, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and current Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow at DTM gave his Tuve Lecture, titled “From Landers to NISAR, (Nearly) 30 Years of Observing Crustal Dynamics by Satellite Radar Interferometry.” 

Dr. Yixian Zheng Brings Biology to Broad Branch for Neighborhood Lecture

 Yixian Zheng

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, more than 150 neighbors of Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus gathered to hear Dr. Yixian Zheng deliver her Neighborhood lecture: The Biology of Corals: Basic Research and Environmental Health.

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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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