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Charlie Prewitt, former Director of the Geophysical Laboratory, dies at 89

Charlie Prewitt

World-leading mineralogist, crystallographer, and crystal chemist Charlie Prewitt, the fifth Director of Carnegie’s former Geophysical Laboratory, died peacefully at his home in Arizona on April 28 with his beloved wife, Gretchen, at his side. He was 89.

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15 Inspiring Science Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

15 Inspiring Books About Summer to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Whether you're a scientist, historian, or simply looking for your next good read, we hope you enjoy this list of books that are written by, about, or featuring Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) scientists. From Vera Rubin's famed discovery of the evidence for Dark Matter to the search for the origins of life, this list of books will take you behind the scenes into the science, stories, and people that drive the boundary-pushing research we do at EPL. 

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Photo Album: Rick’s Retirement Party

Richard Carlson laughs during a speech given by Mike Walter at his retirement party.

On April 1, 2022, Carnegie colleagues old and new gathered to celebrate the retirement of former Director Richard Carlson after an illustrious 42-year career at DTM and the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). Friends, family, and co-workers came together in the Tuve dining hall to eat Mexican food, tell stories, and raise a glass with Rick.

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More than 110 scientists attended the 33rd Annual Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectric and Related Materials

From February 7-9, 2022, the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) hosted the 33rd Annual Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectric and Related Materials workshop, also known as Ferro2022.

From February 7-9, 2022, the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) hosted the 33rd Annual Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectric and Related Materials workshop, also known as Ferro2022. For three days, 110 scientists attended the workshop in hybrid mode, bringing together an international group of scientists interested in active materials—especially materials that respond to electric fields

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Happy Pi Day from EPL!

Happy Pi Day from EPL!

On 3/14, EPL scientists share their thoughts on pi to remind us of the importance of this math symbol.

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Marilyn Fogel Wins Geochemical Society’s Highest Honor

Marylin Fogel at Carnegie Library

Isotope geochemist Marilyn Fogel, who spent 33 years as a Staff Scientist Carnegie’s former Geophysical Laboratory—now part of the Institution’s Earth and Planets Laboratory—has been chosen to receive the Geochemical Society’s highest honor, the Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award, in recognition to her numerous and varied contributions to the field.

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