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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

No seminar
n/a (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:00

Stellar UV Light and the Origins of Life's Building Blocks
Dimitar D. Sasselov (DTM Weekly Seminar Series )
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:00

Addressing climate change with science-based energy solutions
Eric Isaacs (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 18:30

Latest articles and news

DTM attends the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

DTM attends the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

DTM staff scientists and postdocs in geo- and cosmochemistry are attending the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference at The Woodlands, Texas.

Happy Pi Day from Alan Boss and Alycia Weinberger!

Happy Pi Day from Alan Boss and Alycia Weinberger!

On 3/14, DTM astrophysicists share their thoughts on pi to remind us of the importance of this math symbol.

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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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