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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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Upcoming Events

Eyes on the Universe: Carnegie’s Leadership in Astronomy Today
John Mulchaey (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Diagenesis, Sulphur and the Formation of Giant Zn Deposits
Sarah Gleeson (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Neighborhood Lecture: Eyes on the Universe

Neighborhood Lecture: Eyes on the Universe

Carnegie Observatories Director John S. Mulchaey presented the second Spring 2018 Neighborhood Lecture held at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Broad Branch Road campus on April 19, 2018.

Postdoc Spotlight: Geochemist Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker, Carnegie Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Jonathan Tucker discusses his research in a career that included stints in astronomy and planetary science before delving into geoscience.

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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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