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Carnegie Alum discusses JWST on C-Span as EPL scientists prepare their projects


Former Carnegie postdoctoral fellow Meredith MacGregor, now an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, joined Susan Swain on C-Span for a Q&A session on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. During the interview, MacGregor discusses how this new telescope will use infrared light to peer into the early development of our Universe. She also explains that scientists, like those at the Earth and Planets Laboratory, will use the telescope to probe and characterize the atmospheres of faraway planets. 


A letter from the new Director, Michael Walter

Michael Walter New Director Letter

In 2022, I will step into the role of Director at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of EPL together with my colleagues, but it is also bittersweet because we are saying farewell to our Director, colleague, and friend Richard Carlson.


Letter from Richard Carlson: A look back on 41 years of scientific development and discovery at the Earth and Planets Laboratory

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As the year ends, the desire to reflect on the past always surfaces.  In this letter, I’ll be looking further back than usual as my 41 years of employment as postdoc, staff scientist, and director at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and now the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) are coming to a close.


Rock physicist Ningli Zhao awarded first Dr. Paul G. Silver Postdoctoral Fellowship

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On August 7, 2009, Carnegie seismologist and geophysicist, Paul Gordon Silver and his daughter Céline were killed in a tragic automobile accident in North Carolina. Silver’s death was a loss to the scientific community as well as to all who were lucky enough to know him. Now, Carnegie honors his legacy with the appointment of rock physicist Ningli Zhao as the first Paul G. Silver Postdoctoral Fellow. The named fellowship is designed to fuel an early-career scientist’s passion in seismology and geophysics.


Year end round up: The top 30 questions at the Earth and Planets Laboratory in 2021

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Throughout 2021, we showcased stories from the six main research areas we explore at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory campus—from astrophysics to extreme materials—as a part of our “Closer Look” campaign. Each month we highlighted the big questions in the spotlighted research area, explored Carnegie history, updated you on projects, and introduced you to some of the scientists and staff who drive our work forward.

In this round-up, we have collected all of the top questions that the scientists at the Earth and Planets Laboratory explored during this campaign.