Matthew Scott Reveals Why We Should Care About Jumping Genes at His Neighborhood Lecture

Matthew Scott

Carnegie Science President Matthew Scott revealed to a sold out Neighborhood Lecture crowd in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall last week how genes that jump from one place in a chromosome to another, or jumping genes, may have influenced early life on Earth and why exactly we should care about them now. The lecture kicked off our Spring 2017 Neighborhood Lecture Series on Thursday, March 16.


Earth's First Example of Recycling—Its Own Crust!

Richard Carlson

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth’s crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new work from DTM’s Richard Carlson and Jonathan O’Neil of the University of Ottawa. Their work is published by Science.  


Visualizing Debris Disk "Roller Derby" to Understand Planetary System Evolution

Erika Nesvold

New work led by DTM’s Erika Nesvold looks at how a disk is affected by a planet that exists beyond its outermost edge and demonstrates that the disk’s shape can indicate whether the planet formed beyond the disk or initially existed inside of the disk and moved outward over time. The work is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.


DTM Staff Scientists and Postdocs to Attend the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands,Texas

LPSC 2017

The 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) kicks off next Monday, March 20, 2017, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Speakers this year from DTM include Erik Hauri, Nan Liu, Miki Nakajima, My Riebe, and Myriam Telus. Follow along all next week using the schedule after the jump as they give talks on their recent experiments, discoveries, results, and analyses.


Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

Joel Kastner

Joel Kastner, a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and DTM's most recent Merle A. Tuve Senior Fellow, led a workshop titled "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal" on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series. 


Melting Temperature of Earth’s Mantle Depends on Water

Erik Hauri

A joint study between Carnegie and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has determined that the average temperature of Earth’s mantle beneath ocean basins is about 110 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celsius) higher than previously thought, due to water present in deep minerals. The results are published in Science.