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Postdoc Spotlight: Modelling Mid-Ocean Ridges with Joyce Sim

Joyce Sim in Kamchatka

Joyce Sim recently published two papers that looked at mantle melting, magma, and crust creation at mid-ocean ridges. In this month’s Postdoc Spotlight, we sat down with Sim over Zoom to discuss these two papers, what it means to be a scientist, and her hopes for the future of geodynamics. 

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Earth and Planets Lab at Goldschmidt 2020

Goldschmidt 2020

This week, nine Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) scientists will be presenting their science at the 30th annual Goldschmidt conference, the world’s foremost geochemistry meeting.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Li Zhu Codes the Roadmap to New Materials

Li Zhu shows off the newly discovered carbon clathrate molecule

Thomas Edison invented the first successful lightbulb after thousands of failed trials. His discovery of that perfect incandescent carbon filament literally lit up the world. But what if he had had a recipe to speed up the process?  That recipe is exactly what Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow Li Zhu aims to bring to future engineers, scientists, and inventors! 

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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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5 Ways We Study the Birth of Planets (Including our Own!)

Five Ways We Study Baby Planets

Some say there is nothing that beats the joy of watching a child grow up. But what about watching a planet grow up? 

 
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May 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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As the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) enters its 8th week of mostly remote operation, there is still news to report

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