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95 Cool New Neighbors Discovered by Carnegie Alum and Citizen Scientists

White dwarf and its brown dwarf companion Credits: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld/Acknowledgement: William Pendrill

Carnegie Alum Jackie Faherty was part of a team consisting of citizen scientists and professional astronomers that recently discovered 95 cool brown dwarfs close to our own Solar System. Faherty was a co-author on the resulting paper, which was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Irina Chuvashova Finds New Ways to Measure Materials Under Pressure

Irina Chuvashova in the Lab with COVID19 Mask - Coronavirus Materials Science

In this Postdoc Spotlight interview, materials scientist Irina Chuvashova discusses her recent work and explores what inspired her to become a materials scientist. She also lays out what comes after she finishes her postdoc in September.  

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Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

On August 11, 2020, the Meteoritical Society announced that Nan Liu and Maria Schönbächler—both former Earth and Planets Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellows—will receive two of the society’s seven 2021 awards for scientific achievements in the planetary sciences.

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Speak Softly and Carry a Knitting Needle: Sharing Stories of Nancy Grace Roman on Campus

Alycia and Nancy Thin

On May 20, 2020, NASA announced that the new Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which is planned to launch sometime in the mid-2020s, will be named after Nancy Grace Roman. Roman was a pioneer in astronomy and astrophysics, was the first female executive and first Chief of Astronomy at NASA, and is widely known as the “mother” of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. She was also a friend of Carnegie’s Vera Rubin and the Earth and Planets Laboratory astronomy program.

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Job Opening: Communications and Digital Media Coordinator

Job Opening: Communications and Digital Media Coordinator

The Carnegie Institution for Science, Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Communications and Digital Media Coordinator.

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Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

Effort To Rename Next-Generation Telescope For Vera Rubin Advances House

The House approved a bill to name the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in honor of late Carnegie DTM scientist Vera Rubin.

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