Scott Sheppard and Team Discovered a Tail on a Long-Known Asteroid

Scott Sheppard

A two-person team of Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory has discovered a new active asteroid, called 62412, in the Solar System's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is the first comet-like object seen in the Hygiea family of asteroids. Sheppard will present his team's findings at the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences meeting and participate today in a press conference organized by the society.


DTM Wins Annual Campus MudCup 1-0 in Overtime

Mudcup 2014

Every year DTM and GL face-off in a friendly soccer match known as the MudCup, a long-standing tradition that brings our campus together both as players and spectators. This year, after scoreless first and second halves, DTM triumphed in overtime by a goal in the final minute of the game scored by Brendan McCormick, beating GL 1-0. 


Scott Selects Richard Carlson as the Next Director of DTM

Carnegie News

On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, Carnegie President Matthew Scott named Richard Carlson the new director of DTM. Carlson stepped into the role of acting director in May 2014, and has since played an integral part in DTM's continued scientific success during the past 6 months.


The Gish Family Legacy at DTM

Oliver H. Gish

Oliver H. Gish, a DTM staff scientist who led our efforts in atmospheric and terrestrial electricity from 1922-48, died peacefully at the age of 103 on 22 February 1987. On September 11 of this year, his daughter, Eleanor Gish Crow, passed away, and left a generous monetary gift in her will to DTM in her father’s memory.


Shaun Hardy Wins the Geoscience Information Society's 2014 Best Paper Award

Shaun Hardy GSIS

DTM’s esteemed librarian, Shaun Hardy, received the Geoscience Information Society’s 2014 Best Paper Award at their annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 21 October 2014.


DTM Attends the 2014 Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver

GSA 2014

DTM's Steven Shirey, Lara Wagner, and Hanika Rizo presented work at the 2014 Geological Society of America's meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia from the 19-22 October 2014.