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EPL Astronomer Scott Sheppard Talks to The Guardian About the Hunt for Planet X

EPL Astronomer Scott Sheppard Talks to The Guardian About the Hunt for Planet X

In a recent article published in The Guardian and written by astronomer and journalist Stuart Clark, Sheppard discusses the mounting evidence for the planet and how the Vera Rubin Observatory will revolutionize the search. In the article, Sheppard explains, “I think it’s more likely than unlikely to exist.” 
 

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June 2020 - Letter from the Directors

June 2020 Letter from the Directors Banner

The Directors cover coronavirus, digital communication, and the steps we are taking to support equity in academia in this month's letter. 

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ChExo Goes Virtual for June 2020 Meeting

Chexo Meeting Logo June

The Carnegie Institution for Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) will virtually host the eighth Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (ChExo) meeting on Friday, June 26, 2020. Presentations will start at 11 AM and continue until 3 PM.
 

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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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