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Carnegie Alum Awarded Geological Society of America’s MGPV Early Career Award

Xiao-Ming Liu presents a poster at the 2014 AGU conference when she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Science Geophysical Lab, now Earth and Planets Laboratory.

The Geological Society of America has announced that they will present their Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division’s Early Career Award to Carnegie alum Xiao-Ming Liu in 2021. 

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Why Carnegie scientists are excited to study the asteroid samples from Ryugu

Ryugu Samples from Hayabusa2, chambers  A and C

“Dirt” from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu arrived on Earth in the wee hours of the morning on December 6, 2020, courtesy of the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) mission Hayabusa2. The capsule of Ryugu rocks is both the second and largest sample ever successfully recovered from an asteroid, and scientists at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) can’t wait to pounce on it! 

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New book by Carnegie alum Linda Schweizer explores a century of astronomical discovery at Palomar Observatory

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Carnegie Alum Linda Schweizer explores newborn galaxies and icy worlds in her new book, Cosmic Odyssey. Odyssey is a behind-the-scenes look at the past century of astronomical discovery at the Palomar Observatory starting with its opening in 1936.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Wan Si Tang Creates Nanocarbon Threads in Search for Clean Energy

Wan Si Tang Postdoc Spotlight

In this Postdoc Spotlight, Wan Si Tang discusses the importance of renewable energy technologies and her recent research to more efficiently create new, optically-tunable carbon nanothreads that may change the way future photovoltaic panels are made. Plus, she shares some of her favorite hobbies, advice for future scientists, and what her plans are for her future after her tenure with Carnegie Science. 

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Scientists and philosopher team up, propose a new way to categorize minerals

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Carnegie’s Robert Hazen and Shaunna Morrison teamed up with CU Boulder philosophy of science professor Carol Cleland to propose that scientists address this shortcoming with a new “evolutionary system” of mineral classification—one that includes historical data and reflects changes in the diversity and distribution of minerals through more than 4 billion years of Earth’s history.

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2020 Year in Review

2020 Year In Review

2020 threw us all a curveball with COVID-19, yet still, the Earth and Planets Laboratory continued to push the frontier of human knowledge despite having to cancel field trips and learn to work from home. 

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