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Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.

Upcoming Events

Latitude-dependent Weathering Consumption of Atmospheric CO2 and the Onset and Demise of Ice Ages
Dennis Kent // Rutgers University (Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00

The Gravity of Volcanoes: Using Gravity Data to Probe Magma Reservoirs
Hélène Le Mével (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 18:30

Latest articles and news

Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

In a prelude to her upcoming Neighborhood Lecture, Le Mével spoke about her work, the importance of gravity for volcanology, and the questions she is tackling through her theoretical and field work on magmatic systems.  

How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

How an Astrophysicist Saw the First Image of a Black Hole

Meredith MacGregor reminisces about the unveiling of the first-ever image of a black hole.  

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DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.

Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.

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