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Prediction: More Gas-giants will be Found Orbiting Sun-like Stars

Alan Boss

New planetary formation models from DTM's Alan Boss indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets orbiting around Sun-like stars at distances similar to those of Jupiter and Saturn. His work is published by The Astrophysical Journal.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Geochemist Jesse Reimink

Jesse Reimink

Jesse Reimink has been around science and the outdoors his entire life. His father, a high school biology teacher, would keep him and his sister busy searching for rocks and insects outside for their collections. Today, as a postdoctoral associate at DTM, his rock collection has grown exponentially. This summer, he collected over 1200-pounds worth of samples from the Slave craton, a block of rocks in north-western Canada that has preserved a lot of old rocks ranging in age from 4 billion to 2.5 billion years old.

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Hélène Le Mével Joins DTM's Geophysics Staff

Helene Le Mevel

DTM is pleased to announce the addition of Hélène Le Mével to our geophysics staff, starting February 1, 2017.

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Team Makes Planet Hunting a Group Effort, Finds More Than 100 Candidates

Hires

An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method. They demonstrated how these observations can be used to hunt for planets by detecting more than 100 potential exoplanets, including one orbiting the fourth-closest star to our own Solar System, which is about 8.1 light-years away from Earth.

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Diana Roman Leads Postdoc Workshop on How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Diana Roman

Diana Roman, a staff scientist at DTM, led a workshop titled "Negotiating a Job Offer" on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series. During her presentation, she gave general advice, as well as specific examples, to postdocs about best practices when negotiating a formal academic job offer. Topics covered included how to handle the initial offer conversation, planning a startup package, common startup requests, and tenure requirements.

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A New Study May Resolve a Long-Standing Puzzle about Meteoritic Stardust

Larry Nittler

A new measurement of an important nuclear reaction that occurs in intermediate-mass stars may have resolved a long-standing puzzle about meteoritic stardust, as reported in a new paper co-authored by Larry Nittler published in the new journal Nature Astronomy this week. 

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