APRIL 2014 - DTM Online Newsletter
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In this month's letter from the Director,

Lindy Elkins-Tanton touches on the excitement, pride, tradition, and the aching sadness of the passing of an era at DTM. Click here to read more. 

The Carnegie Institution celebrates

a century of science and discovery at its Washington, DC campus this month. Learn about our campus history and join us at one of our events on campus in commemoration of our centennial. 

Scott Sheppard and Chad Trujillo 

report in Nature their discovery of the dwarf planet 2012 VP113 (a/k/a Biden) orbiting the Sun far beyond Pluto in the most distant orbital trajectory around the Sun.

Awards and Announcements

Visiting Investigator Paul Byrne's paper on Mercury's global contraction appears in Nature Geoscience.
Steve Shirey tells the Gemological Institute of America the stories behind the diamonds he studies.
Former postdoc Graham Pearson's study on water content in Earth's mantle transition zone is covered in Nature Podcast.
DTM hosts a postdoc workshop covering the ins-and-outs of searching for jobs outside of academia.
Visiting Investigator Paul Byrne performs in Famelab's National Finals at National Geopgraphic HQ in DC.
Jianhua Wang gives the Gemological Institute of America a quick tour of the Ion Microprobe lab.
John Chamber's study on the age of the Earth in correlation with the Moon's formation is published in Nature.
DTM attended the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in Houston, Texas. 
Former postdoc Kathleen E. Saavik Ford's work on Changing the Face of Astronomy Research is covered on NPR.

Upcoming Campus Events


David Shelly // U.S. Geological Survey

Thursday, 10 April 2014 @ 11:00am

"Seismicity on the Move: Insights into Faulting from Migrating Earthquake Swarms and Tectonic Tremor" 

Dionysis Foustoukos // Geophysical Laboratory

Thursday, 17 April 2014 @ 6:00pm

"Neighborhood Lecture Series: Journey to the Extreme Depths of the Ocean"

Dr. Gregory Good // American Institute of Physics

Monday, 21 April 2014 @ 11:00am

"Geophysics on the Eve of the Great War, 1914"

Broad Branch Road Archives Dedication and Tour

Monday, 21 April 2014 @ 2:30pm


Jackie Faherty // DTM

Thursday, 24 April 2014 @ 11:00am

"To Be or Not to Be (a Planet): Brown Dwarfs at the Exoplanet Mass Boundary"
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