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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

Complex Multi-Stage Magmatic System Revealed Under Geothermal Prospect in the Main Ethiopian Rift
Friedemann Samrock (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Towards Global Assessment of Geohazards and Natural Resources
Estelle Chaussard (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, December 7, 2017

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DTM Presents Geochemistry and Geophysics Posters at AGU 2017

DTM Presents Geochemistry and Geophysics Posters at AGU 2017

DTM scientists continued their participation at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday, December 13 with poster presentations on topics such as carbon in the upper mantle, continental crust formation, and evolution of the lower mantle and core.

DTM Kicks-off 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Lara Wagner AGU 2017.

DTM scientists kicked-off the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans with seismology and geochemistry presentations on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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Super-Earth. Credit: M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger/ESO

DTM Director Rick Carlson discusses exogeology in Nature News and Comment.

DTM scientists in the local news studying rare Delaware earthquake

Helen Janiszewski joins DTM as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Helen Janiszewski joins DTM as a Postdoctoral Fellow. She comes from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.