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NSF Awards More Than $1.6M to Six Studies at Earth and Planets Laboratory

 Glowing coiled filament used as a source of energetic electron

In early 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $1.6M to six projects from the Carnegie Institution for Science Earth and Planets Laboratory. Many of the projects are collaborative and together they span a broad range of topics, from deep Earth dynamics to how microbes survive in extreme conditions. 
 

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How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?  

Earth's magnetic field protects our atmosphere from solar radiation.

New work from an international team of researchers, including current and former Carnegie scientists Alexander Goncharov, Nicholas Holtgrewe, Sergey Lobanov, and Irina Chuvashova examines how the presence of lighter elements in the predominately iron core could affect the geodynamo’s genesis and sustainability.

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Behind the Scenes: Machine Shop Foreman Victor Lugo Secures New Lathe for EPL

Behind the Scenes: There’s a New Lathe in Town

On Monday, June 29 EPL replaced the 28-year-old machine with the brand new 2020 Okuma CNC Lathe.

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Elucidating how asymmetry confers chemical properties

Stock image of the transition metals section of the periodic table

New research by Carnegie’s Olivier Gagné and collaborator Frank Hawthorne of the University of Manitoba categorizes the causes of structural asymmetry, some surprising, which underpin useful properties of crystals, including ferroelectricity, photoluminescence, and photovoltaic ability. Their findings are published this week as a lead article in the International Union of Crystallography Journal.

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EPL Astronomer Scott Sheppard Talks to The Guardian About the Hunt for Planet X

EPL Astronomer Scott Sheppard Talks to The Guardian About the Hunt for Planet X

In a recent article published in The Guardian and written by astronomer and journalist Stuart Clark, Sheppard discusses the mounting evidence for the planet and how the Vera Rubin Observatory will revolutionize the search. In the article, Sheppard explains, “I think it’s more likely than unlikely to exist.” 
 

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June 2020 - Letter from the Directors

June 2020 Letter from the Directors Banner

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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