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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

“Crack or Clog? Experimental Investigation of the Pressure of Crystallization and Implications for In Situ Mineral Carbonation”
Sarah Lambart (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, March 12, 2015

“Jumping on the Employment Express – How to be Part of the Geosciences Employment Boom”
Christopher M. Keane (Postdoctoral Development Workshop)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Peter Driscoll Joins DTM's Geophysics Staff

Carnegie News

DTM is pleased to announce that Peter Driscoll will join its geophysics staff in August 2015.

Driscoll received his Ph.D. degree in Earth and planetary science from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. Much of Driscoll's research is driven by the questions: what makes the Earth a unique planet? He says Earth is unique in that it is the only planet that has maintained a strong magnetic field, plate tectonics, and surface liquid water over most, and possibly, all of its history. What is it about Earth’s interior that has allowed these complex phenomena to occur? How do they work? Are they connected in any way? 


Rewriting Your Own Script

Imposter Syndrome

Johanna Teske, origins fellow at DTM, Alycia Weinberger, staff scientist at DTM, and Anat Shahar, staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory (GL), led a postdoc workshop titled "What is Imposter Syndrome?" on Wednesday, 25 February 2015, in the Tuve Dining Hall at DTM.

Imposter Syndrome (IS) affects all genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations throughout all levels of study, discipline, and education. Studies show that symptoms of IS do not go away at higher stages of career success. Identifying the symptoms and dealing with them accordingly is important for your own career trajectory. 

Teske led the discussion on the topic, and walked the group through the seven steps, as outlined in the attached notes from the workshop, to mitigating symptoms of IS. A majority of the material distributed during this workshop was based on Valerie Young's book, "The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It". You can find out more about IS and Young via her website here

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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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Johanna Teske

Johanna Teske, origins fellow at DTM, Alycia Weinberger, staff scientist at DTM, and Anat Shahar, staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory (GL), led a Postdoc Workshop titled "What is Imposter Syndrome?".

Peter Driscoll

DTM is pleased to announce that Peter Driscoll will join its geophysics staff in August 2015.

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Learn about the 50+ years of the DTM strainmeter borehole program.