Campus News

August 2020 - Letter from the Directors

August 2020 Letter from the Directors - Crator

Normally August is a quiet time on campus as staff are out on summer holidays or off doing field work in remote corners of the world.  This year is different in so many ways.  

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How Datathons Drive New Understanding of Earth’s Evolution

Datathon

Connecting data sets and wading through the sea of information to tease apart patterns and relationships is a major challenge for modern geoscientists. That’s where “datathons” come in.

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Teske joins Earth and Planets Laboratory as new Staff Scientist

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow.

 In September, astronomer Johanna Teske will join Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory as a Staff Scientist. Teske has been with Carnegie since 2014, first as the inaugural Carnegie Origins Postdoctoral Fellow and currently as a NASA Hubble Fellow. 

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Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

Meteoritical Society to Award Two EPL Alums in 2021

On August 11, 2020, the Meteoritical Society announced that Nan Liu and Maria Schönbächler—both former Earth and Planets Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellows—will receive two of the society’s seven 2021 awards for scientific achievements in the planetary sciences.

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Playing in the Augmented Reality Sandbox

sandbox at Carnegie HQ

The AR sandbox is a nifty science communication tool we use to demonstrate some of the fundamental aspects of Earth science that happen here at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). The sandbox allows anyone to build and visualize complex landscapes and how they interact with natural phenomena—like rain—in real-time. 

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Meet the New Postdoctoral Fellows

2020 New Postdocs

Let's extend a warm welcome to the ten new postdocs who will be joining us over the next few months. These scientists are some of the brightest minds in their fields and come from all over the world. We are excited to have them on board and can't wait to see their contributions to the EPL team. 

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