Campus News

ChExo Goes Virtual for June 2020 Meeting

Chexo Meeting Logo June

The Carnegie Institution for Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) will virtually host the eighth Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (ChExo) meeting on Friday, June 26, 2020. Presentations will start at 11 AM and continue until 3 PM.


Earth and Planets Lab at Goldschmidt 2020

Goldschmidt 2020

This week, nine Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) scientists will be presenting their science at the 30th annual Goldschmidt conference, the world’s foremost geochemistry meeting.


Speak Softly and Carry a Knitting Needle: Sharing Stories of Nancy Grace Roman on Campus

Alycia and Nancy Thin

On May 20, 2020, NASA announced that the new Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which is planned to launch sometime in the mid-2020s, will be named after Nancy Grace Roman. Roman was a pioneer in astronomy and astrophysics, was the first female executive and first Chief of Astronomy at NASA, and is widely known as the “mother” of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. She was also a friend of Carnegie’s Vera Rubin and the Earth and Planets Laboratory astronomy program.


Who Put the 'L' in NanoSIMS 50L?

Hauri works with Senior Research Scientist Jianhua Wang and visiting investigator Rhea K Workman in the CAMECA IMS 6F microprobe lab in 2004, two years before Hauri purchased the NanoSIMS 50L.

A look at the history of Carnegie's world-class ion microprobe lab and the man who helped make it happen.


Remembering Neil Irvine

Irvine in British Columbia 1973

It is with a heavy heart that we remember Thomas Neil Irvine, Geophysical Lab* staff petrologist (1972-2003), who passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the age of 87. 


Earth and Planets Laboratory Contributes to DC’s Essential Workers in Fight Against Coronavirus

3D Printed Parts

Carnegie Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) is putting its 3D printers to work in the worldwide fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Staff Scientist Tim Strobel is heading up an effort with Postdoctoral Fellow Wan Si Tang and Laboratory Engineer Javier Rojas to print an essential part for transparent face shields. When used in conjunction with low-grade surgical masks, these shields provide CDC-recommended levels of protection for healthcare workers interacting with a COVID-19 carrier. In addition to the 3D printing project, several EPL staff members are contributing their time and skills to supply local medical institutions.