OCTOBER 2014 - DTM Online Newsletter
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Water, water all around.

Where did it all come from? DTM Acting Director Rick Carlson discusses the important research scientists at DTM are doing on water in his October 2014 Letter from the Director

Former DTM Director Sean Solomon

is awarded the National Medal of Science. Solomon, director of DTM from 1992 until 2012, will receive his award later this year at the White House.

New modeling studies from Alan Boss

published in The Astrophysical Journal demonstrate that most of the stars we see were born when unstable clusters of newly formed protostars broke up, leaving some unstable protostars to end up as single or binary stars.

Awards & Announcements

DTM celebrated its Second Annual Postdoc Appreciation Day with an ice cream social on 17 September 2014.
Alan Linde traveled to Iceland as an invited lecturer to discuss strain measurements at the NEMOH Field School
Former DTM postdoc Steve Hauck selected to be the next Editor in Chief of the AGU Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets.
Timothy Rodigas gave a contributed talk at the, "30 Years of Beta Pic and Other Debris Disks Conference" in Paris.
Johanna Teske gave a talk at the Towards Other Earths II: The Star-Planet Connection Conference in Porto, Portugal.
New work from team including Conel Alexander found Earth's water is actually older than the Sun.

Upcoming Campus Events


Scott Sheppard // DTM

Thursday, 16 October 2014 @ 11 a.m.

"The Activity of Main Belt Comets: Ice or Dust?"

Nan Zhang // Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

Thursday, 23 October 2014 @ 11 a.m.

"Combining Numerical Models and Geological Constraints to Investigate Large Scale Convection in the Earth and Moon"

Hannah Jang-Condell // University of Wyoming

Thursday, 30 October 2014 @ 11 a.m.

"Using Young Disks as Laboratories for Studying Planet Formation"

View DTM's September 2014 Publications List


Amanda Lough joins DTM from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis as a postdoctoral fellow.

Nathan Kaib joins DTM from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow.

Frederick Roelofse (left) and his predoctoral student Mpho Mangwegape join DTM from the Department of Geology at the University of the Free State, South Africa as visiting investigators.

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