Broad Branch Road Campus

Home page for the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL)

Lunch Club

Since 1947, we’ve shared home-cooked meals right here on our campus! The Lunch Club meets every day in the Merle Tuve Room (dining hall) of the Greenewalt Building at 12:30 pm for a lunch cooked by one of the members.

Our People

Meet current EPL employees and staff members.

Campus Events

Upcoming and past EPL events including lectures and presentations.

Postdoctoral Program

Resources and information on EPL's extensive postdoctoral program.

Campus News

Articles covering EPL research, events, and discoveries.


EPL (formerly DTM and the Geophysical Laboratory) has a library that supports advanced research in the physical, earth, and space sciences. The library subscribes to more than 200 scientific journals and reference databases and holds 10,000 technical books, maps, and reports.

EPL Campus

EPL is situated in the northwest quarter of Washington D.C. in an area saturated with local restaurants, events, and shopping. Its close proximity to public transportation allows you to easily hop on the metro or bus to visit anywhere you'd like in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. 

EPL History

Learn about the 100 years of our campus history.