Letter from the Directors | March 2020 | What's in a Name?

Chemistry Lab at Earth and Planets Laboratory

What's in a name? In this Letter from the Directors, we explore the definition of a "laboratory" and highlight February's scientific achievements. 


Dates, Speakers Announced for Spring 2020 Neighborhood Lecture Series

 Artist conception of the Moon forming from a synestia, a hypothesized rapidly spinning donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock. Carnegie field crew on 3.5 billion year old rocks at Point Lake, NWT, Canada. Scientists search for what’s left of Earth’s oldest

Carnegie Science's Earth and Planets Laboratory will host this Spring's Neighborhood Lecture series at the Carnegie Institution for Science's beautiful Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus in Northwest Washington, DC. 


Vannevar Bush and the Endless Frontier

Dr. Vannevar Bush, President of Carnegie Science and  Chief of Scientific Research and Development, Office of Production Management

On July 25, 1945, less than two weeks before the Hiroshima bomb was dropped and while still serving as the President of Carnegie Science, Bush submitted his response in the form of a report entitled, "Science—The Endless Frontier." In this report, Bush argued that scientific research is vital for the country’s continued economic well-being and security. To support this research, he proposed a centralized approach to government-sponsored science which led to the creation of the National Science Foundation and science policy as we know it today.


Diamonds are a Geologist's Best Friend

Diamonds are a Geologists Best Friend

Diamonds may adorn the crowns of kings and engagement rings, but they are genuinely a geologist’s best friend. Here at Carnegie Science, we use diamonds for more than their stunning sparkle. From revealing planetary formation to exploring efficient energy, here are four ways Carnegie Scientists look to diamonds to better understand our world.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentines Cards

Celebrate Valentine's Day with these Carnegie Earth and Planets valentines! 


Letter from the Directors: A New Year, A New Name, Same Great Science

2019 Broad Branch Road Campus group photo Carnegie Institution of Washington established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) in 1904 and a year later created The Geophysical Laboratory (GL). In 2020, these two great departments that both seek to learn more about our world and its place in the Universe will come together as the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory.