Postdoc Workshop: The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing

Brooks Hanson

Brooks Hanson, director of publications at the American Geophysical Union, led a workshop titled “The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing” at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series. 


Supermoon (or not)

Super Moon

Several people on campus have been asking us astronomers what the deal is with the "supermoon" on Sunday, November 13, and tonight, November 14. A supermoon happens whenever the full Moon coincides with the Moon's closest approach to Earth (perigee) in it's slightly elliptical orbit. Because of the way the orbits work, this one will be the closest approach during a full Moon since 1948.


Bradley Peters Joins DTM's Geochemistry Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Bradley Peters

Bradley Peters, who received his Ph.D. in Earth sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, joins the geochemistry group at DTM as a postdoctoral fellow this fall. 


NOVA's Treasures of the Earth: Gems

Treasures of the Earth

Gems could hold the secret to one of the most enduring mysteries in geology. Watch DTM's Steve Shirey in the first episode of NOVA's three part series, Treasure of the Earth, explore the secrets that lie behind the sparkle, color, and even strength deep inside the gems themselves.


The DTM Dynamos Come Close to Reclaiming the Coveted MudCup Trophy from the GL Pistons

Christopher Thissen

This year's annual DTM Dynamos vs. GL Pistons MudCup, held on 28 October 2016, featured fresh new jerseys and a plucky DTM team eager to bring the MudCup back to DTM following last year’s narrow overtime loss. 


October 2016 Letter from the Director

October 2016 Newsletter

Frank Press, geophysicist extraordinaire, science advisor to Jimmy Carter, President of the National Academy of Sciences, and former Carnegie Senior Fellow, outlined the keys to successful science pursuits in his acceptance of the Bowie Medal of the American Geophysical Union in 1979. One of his points was: “Make a better instrument or measure in a place where no one else has been and a great discovery will come your way.” DTM Director Richard Carlson writes about how DTM has been following Press' wisdom since the Institution's inception in 1902 in his October 2016 Letter from the Director.