Behind the Scenes: In the Geophysics Lab with Steven Golden


Steven Golden is an Observational Geophysical Technician at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory. He works with the staff geophysicists Lara Wagner, Diana Roman, and Helene Le Mevel to process and archive seismic, volcanological, and other geophysical data.


The glove box that held the Moon

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Postdoctoral fellow Nico Kueter writes about the surprising history of a rusty old glove box that housed the very first lunar samples. 


Three women from our past who paved the way for women in science today

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Since the 1920s, there have been women doing scientific research at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. However, it wasn’t that long ago that women had to fight for a spot on the team, a turn at a telescope, or even just to walk in the door. In this article, we highlight the work of three EPL scientists who paved the way. 


Six Women, Past and Present, Who Changed the Way We See the Universe

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A lot has changed since the first woman joined our campus, but there is still a lot of work to be done to promote diversity and equality across the sciences. In this article, we highlight the work of the scientists who paved the way and spotlight some of the women who are changing the way we view the Universe today!  


Vannevar Bush and the Endless Frontier

Dr. Vannevar Bush, President of Carnegie Science and  Chief of Scientific Research and Development, Office of Production Management

On July 25, 1945, less than two weeks before the Hiroshima bomb was dropped and while still serving as the President of Carnegie Science, Bush submitted his response in the form of a report entitled, "Science—The Endless Frontier." In this report, Bush argued that scientific research is vital for the country’s continued economic well-being and security. To support this research, he proposed a centralized approach to government-sponsored science which led to the creation of the National Science Foundation and science policy as we know it today.


Letter from the Directors: A New Year, A New Name, Same Great Science

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https://mailchi.mp/carnegiescience.edu/february-2020The Carnegie Institution of Washington established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) in 1904 and a year later created The Geophysical Laboratory (GL). In 2020, these two great departments that both seek to learn more about our world and its place in the Universe will come together as the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory.