Former DTM Predoc and Carnegie Trustee Sandy Faber Awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandy Faber

Former DTM predoctoral fellow and current trustee, astronomer Sandra Faber, has been awarded the 2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.


Third Annual Carnegie Science Poster Session is Held at Broad Branch Road

Poster Session

The Third Annual Poster Session was a great success this year, taking place on May 9, 2017, at our Broad Branch Road (BBR) Campus.


DTM's Expedition Flag Makes its Journey Home from the International Space Station

Carnegie Flag

The DTM expedition flag traveled the world on the Carnegie research vessel, accompanied our scientists on fieldwork trips, and last year flew to the International Space Station (ISS). On May 5, 2017, it made its journey home.


Surprise! When a Brown Dwarf is Actually a Planetary Mass Object

Jonathan Gagne

Sometimes a brown dwarf is actually a planet—or planet-like anyway. A team led by Carnegie’s Jonathan Gagné, and including researchers from the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx) at Université de Montréal, the American Museum of Natural History, and University of California San Diego, discovered that what astronomers had previously thought was one of the closest brown dwarfs to our own Sun is, in fact, a planetary mass object. 


Job Opening: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Applications are invited for a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with a geologic background in computational geophysical fluid dynamics, whose primary responsibility will be to develop new codes to study carbon transport in numerical models of fluid flow in subduction zones. 


April 2017 Letter from the Director: Marching for Science

March for Science

This month’s news from DTM director Rick Carlson is dominated by the March for Science in its various expressions around the world.  In Washington, Carnegie President Matt Scott hosted a breakfast event the morning of the march that brought together well over 100 Carnegie employees, family, friends, and supporters.