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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

UNIVERSAL LIFE: THE SEARCH FOR LIFE BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Alan Boss (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 18:30

THE MAGIC AND MYSTERY OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE
George Cody (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 18:30

THE BIOLOGY OF CORALS: BASIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Yixian Zheng (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 18:30

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How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting.

In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

DTM volcanologists Hélène Le Mével and Diana Roman traveled to Vanuatu in May 2019 for a new project that will probe the magma under Ambrym volcano.

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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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