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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.

Upcoming Events

Planet Formation and Evolution in the Big Data Era
Kevin Schlaufman // Johns Hopkins University (Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00

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April 2019 Letter from the Director

April 2019 Letter from the Director

April updates from Rick Carlson, DTM Director.

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével presented a talk titled, “The gravity of volcanoes: using gravity data to probe magma reservoirs,” on April 25 at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.

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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.

Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.

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