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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.Subscribe today About our research
Neoproterozoic through Cambrian Earth History Vignettes from the Southwest United States
Emmy Smith (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Future Promise of the Precise Radial Velocity Method for Exoplanet Detection and Characterization
Peter Plavchan (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks reliable, organized, self-motivated, part-time (flexible hours) front-desk Administrative Assistant.
Sixty-year-old research notebooks recently acquired by the DTM archives are shedding new light on the Department's pioneering research in radio astronomy in the 1950s.
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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