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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

The NC-CC Dichotomy and Its Implications for Early Solar System Evolution
Thomas Kruijer // Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00

The Dark Side of the Universe
Neta Bahcall // Princeton University (Lecture Honoring Vera Rubin)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 18:30

Growth of Continental Crust on the Early Earth
Jesse Reimink // DTM (Weekly Seminar Series)
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00

Latest articles and news

Congress Introduces the Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act

Congress Introduces the Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act

On June 11, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR) introduced H.R. 3196, the “Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act.”

May 2019 Letter from the Director

May 2019 Letter from the Director

The latest updates from DTM Director Rick Carlson.

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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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