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At the Earth and Planets Laboratory, we work at the frontier of human knowledge. We discover new worlds, create new materials, illuminate the inner workings of our planet, and seek to understand the universe that is our home. In 2020 we merged the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (est.1904) and the Geophysical Lab (est.1905) to create a new multidisciplinary department. By combining a century of scientific trailblazing, we are better suited than ever to collaborate, discover, and innovate.

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What makes a planet habitable?
Dr. Anat Shahar (Carnegie Institution for Science) (Neighborhood Lecture Series)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 18:30

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Behind the Scenes: In the high pressure lab with Jill Yang

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The top-tier instrumentation at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) makes it one of the best places in the world to study materials under pressure. Jill Yang is the high-pressure research technician in charge of making sure those machines work according to plan—and she takes her job seriously!

Postdoc Spotlight: Tiange Bi predicts new materials under pressure

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Tiange Bi uses her interdisciplinary set of skills and computational expertise to predict the synthesis of new materials. Her research is primarily focused on crystal structure prediction of new clathrate structures and theoretical studies of the transport properties of iron alloys in the Earth and planetary cores. 

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Earth and Planets Laboratory scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.

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