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How Datathons Drive New Understanding of Earth’s Evolution

Datathon

Connecting data sets and wading through the sea of information to tease apart patterns and relationships is a major challenge for modern geoscientists. That’s where “datathons” come in.

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Meteorite strikes may create unexpected form of silica

Crator in Arizona

When a meteorite hurtles through the atmosphere and crashes to Earth, how does its violent impact alter the minerals found at the landing site? What can the short-lived chemical phases created by these extreme impacts teach scientists about the minerals existing at the high-temperature and pressure conditions found deep inside the planet?

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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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Teske joins Earth and Planets Laboratory as new Staff Scientist

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow.

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow. 

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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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