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At the Earth and Planets Laboratory, we work at the frontier of human knowledge. We discover new worlds, create new materials, illuminate the inner workings of our planet, and seek to understand the universe that is our home. In 2020 we merged the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (est.1904) and the Geophysical Lab (est.1905) to create a new multidisciplinary department. By combining a century of scientific trailblazing, we are better suited than ever to collaborate, discover, and innovate.

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November 2020 - Letter from the Directors

November 2020 - Photo of campus in morning sunlight

In these newsletters, we usually highlight the achievements of our staff scientists. This month we again see examples of the leadership roles our scientists take on, celebrate our postdocs, and give thanks for this community.

What is EPL thankful for this year?

What are we thankful for this year?

This year has given thankfulness a new perspective. In the spirit of the holiday, we asked the scientists and staff of the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) to answer the question: What are you thankful for this year? This is how they responded: 

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

Browse our online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.

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