May 19, 2016
Neighborhood Lecture Series
Scott Sheppard, staff scientist at DTM, will give a talk titled "Beyond Pluto: The Hunt for Planet X" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of Carnegie's Neighborhood Lecture Series.
The Kuiper Belt, which has Pluto as the largest member, is a region of comet-like objects just beyond Neptune. This belt of objects has an outer edge, which we are only now able to explore in detail. For the past few years we have been performing the largest and deepest survey ever attempted to search for distant solar system objects. The ongoing search has discovered the object with the most distant orbit known in our solar system and several of the largest known objects after the major planets.
These extremely distant objects are strangely grouped closely together in space, which suggests a yet unobserved planet more massive than the Earth is shepherding them into these similar orbits. Dr. Sheppard will discuss the most recent discoveries at the fringe of our solar system.
Lectures are free, but registration is encouraged. Click here to RSVP.
May 18, 2016
The Geophysical Laboratory's Zack Gaballe and Rajasekarakumar Vadapoo and DTM's Miki Nakajima, Erika Nesvold, and Johanna Teske will host "The Second Annual GL/DTM Poster Session"* at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, in the Tuve Dining Hall.
This annual poster session aims to provide Carnegie postdocs and staff scientists a chance to show their work, learn what others are studying, and hang out talking about science with eachother.
Last year, the session was comprised of 37 original posters from GL and DTM participants; including postdoctoral associates, staff scientists, collaborators from the University of Maryland, alumni and support staff. The Tuve dining hall was buzzing as participants and attendees mingled from poster to poster, discovering all of the different facets of science that are taking place on campus.
*This event is open to Carnegie personnel only.