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AAAS and Carnegie announce 2020 fellows

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 Richard Carlson, Director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for his “outstanding research, leadership, innovation and service to the community in geochemistry and geology.”

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November 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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In these newsletters, we usually highlight the achievements of our staff scientists. This month we again see examples of the leadership roles our scientists take on, celebrate our postdocs, and give thanks for this community.

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What is EPL thankful for this year?

What are we thankful for this year?

This year has given thankfulness a new perspective. In the spirit of the holiday, we asked the scientists and staff of the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) to answer the question: What are you thankful for this year? This is how they responded: 

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Carnegie Geochemist Anat Shahar Elected President-Elect of AGU’s SEDI Section

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The Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) congratulates Staff Scientist Anat Shahar, who was recently elected to serve as President-Elect of the Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior (SEDI) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU conducts elections every two years. These volunteer leaders commit themselves to advancing the mission, goals, and core values of AGU.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Daniel Portner's Tomographic Technique for Exploring Volcanic Systems

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recent study by Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Portner harnesses a technique called tomographic inversion, normally used by doctors for CT scans, to create 3D images of these previously hidden inner structures. In this Postdoc Spotlight, Portner explains this new technique; what he found when he used it at the Cleveland Volcano; and how this study may raise more questions about the volcano than it answered. 

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Rewatch Sarah Stewart's Neighborhood Lecture: A New Creation Story for the Earth and Moon

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On November 12, 2020, Dr. Sarah T. Stewart, UC Davis, presented A New Creation Story of the Earth and Moon to a virtual crowd of more than 400 participants from all over the world.

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