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Congratulations! You got a job interview—now what?

Steve Shirey Anat Shahar

Steve Shirey, a staff scientist at DTM, and Anat Shahar, a staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory, led a postdoc workshop titled “Congratulations! You got a job interview—now what?” on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Cosmochemist My Riebe

My Riebe

When My Riebe was a kid, she used to run around the fields and forests of southern Sweden wondering how the hills she ran up and down formed, or what the stars she gazed at are made of. As she grew up, the questions became more daunting. What is the meaning of life? Where do we come from? What is her role in an endless universe? Today, she is a postdoctoral associate at DTM researching how organic molecules delivered to the early Earth via meteorites and comets might have helped "kick-start" life, an answer Riebe has been searching for ever since she was a young girl. 

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Former DTM Predoc and Carnegie Trustee Sandy Faber Awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandy Faber

Former DTM predoctoral fellow and current trustee, astronomer Sandra Faber, has been awarded the 2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.

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Third Annual Carnegie Science Poster Session is Held at Broad Branch Road

Poster Session

The Third Annual Poster Session was a great success this year, taking place on May 9, 2017, at our Broad Branch Road (BBR) Campus.

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DTM's Expedition Flag Makes its Journey Home from the International Space Station

Carnegie Flag

The DTM expedition flag traveled the world on the Carnegie research vessel, accompanied our scientists on fieldwork trips, and last year flew to the International Space Station (ISS). On May 5, 2017, it made its journey home.

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Surprise! When a Brown Dwarf is Actually a Planetary Mass Object

Jonathan Gagne

Sometimes a brown dwarf is actually a planet—or planet-like anyway. A team led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné, and including researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal, the American Museum of Natural History, and University of California San Diego, discovered that what astronomers had previously thought was one of the closest brown dwarfs to our own Sun is, in fact, a planetary mass object. 

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