Letter from the Directors

September 2020 - Letter from the Directors

September Letter from the Directors

In September 2020 we celebrated our postdocs and found new ways to connect with the world, including our newly-virtual Neighborhood Lecture Series. 

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August 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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Normally August is a quiet time on campus as staff are out on summer holidays or off doing field work in remote corners of the world.  This year is different in so many ways.  

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Working Across Many Scales - Letter from the Directors - July 2020

Working Across Many Scales

An atom has a diameter of a fraction of a billionth of a meter. Earth’s diameter at the equator is about 12.7 million meters. The most distant object seen in Scott Sheppard’s continuing search for planet X orbits as far as 345 billion meters from the Sun. The research reported in this month’s newsletter covers these 21 orders of magnitude range in spatial scale.

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June 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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The Directors cover coronavirus, digital communication, and the steps we are taking to support equity in academia in this month's letter. 

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May 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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As the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) enters its 8th week of mostly remote operation, there is still news to report

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Home, not alone.

Home, not alone

In this period of social distancing, a term that used to carry negative connotations but now is an essential health safety practice, the work done at Carnegie continues, even if it must now be done remotely.  As our new name Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) implies, a good fraction of our work is done in laboratories, with equipment and instrumentation that have for the most part been put into limbo while local stay-at-home orders are in place.

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