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Jonathan Tucker Joins DTM's Geochemistry Group as Deep Carbon Observatory Postdoctoral Associate

Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker, who received his Ph.D. in Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University in 2016, joins DTM's geochemistry group as a Deep Carbon Observatory postdoctoral associate.

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DTM's Expedition Reaches New Heights

Carnegie Flag

Through the generosity of Mr. David Thompson, president and CEO of Orbital ATK, Inc., the Carnegie expedition flag is currently flying in the International Space Station.  

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Kei Shimizu Joins DTM's Geochemistry Group as a Deep Carbon Observatory Postdoctoral Associate

Kei Shimizu

Kei Shimizu, who received his Ph.D. in geological sciences from Brown University in 2016, joins DTM's geochemistry group as a Deep Carbon Observatory postdoctoral associate.

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DTM Visits the James Webb Space Telescope, the Next Successor of Hubble

JWST

A number of DTM scientists, including staff scientists Alan Boss, Alycia Weinberger, postdocs Tri Astraatmadja, Sergio Dieterich, Miki Nakajima, Erika Nesvold, research trainee Maggie Thompson, former postdoctoral fellow Jackie Faherty, and two young science explorers, visited NASA Goddard on November 7 to witness the partially assembled James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astronomer Sergio Dieterich

Hubble Space Telescope

On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope launched from the Kennedy Space Center. It was the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, soaring far above the distortion of the atmosphere or any light pollution from Earth, showing scientists the universe in unprecedented detail. It was that day, while witnessing the launch live on television, that DTM NSF Postdoctoral Fellow Sergio Dieterich decided he wanted to explore the universe for the rest of his life. We asked Dieterich why astronomy fascinates him, and what research he hopes to do in the future in his endless pursuit to explore the universe. 

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Giant Magellan Telescope Organization Selects Board Chair and Vice Chair

GMT

The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) today announced the appointment of Walter E. Massey, Ph.D., and Taft Armandroff, Ph.D., to the positions of board chair and vice chair, respectively. 

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