Neighborhood Lecture Series

FAQ: Your diamond questions answered!

What can diamonds tell us about the Earth?

On April 29, 2021, Dr. Graham Pearson let us in on the secrets of diamond science. As always, our Neighborhood Lecture guests asked great questions, and we tried to answer as many as we could—but we couldn’t get to everything! Below, we've selected and answered some of our favorite questions from that evening.

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Nearly 300 people delve into diamond science at latest Neighborhood Lecture

What can diamonds tell us about the Earth?

This month's Neighborhood Lecture, "Exploring for diamonds and what they can tell us about how the Earth works, " was presented by diamond expert and former postdoc Dr. Graham Pearson. In this hour-long talk, Pearson explained in detail how scientists find and evaluate diamond mines. He also looked at why scientists at EPL may prefer their diamonds to be a bit rough around the edges!

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Rewatch Sarah Stewart's Neighborhood Lecture: A New Creation Story for the Earth and Moon

Synestia A New Creation Story of the Earth and Moon

On November 12, 2020, Dr. Sarah T. Stewart, UC Davis, presented A New Creation Story of the Earth and Moon to a virtual crowd of more than 400 participants from all over the world.

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More than 300 Attend Virtual Presentation of "Earth's First Crust"

Screen Shot from Earths First Crust NLS Event

On September 24, 2020, Richard Carlson, Director of the Earth & Planets Laboratory (EPL), presented Earth's First Crust to a virtual crowd of more than 300 participants.

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Neighborhood Lecture Series

Neighborhood Lecture Series

After postponing our lectures this spring, we're thrilled to announce that the Neighborhood Lecture Series is back—virtually of course. The silver lining? Now that the lectures are being held online, the whole world is our neighborhood!
 

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Dr. Yixian Zheng Brings Biology to Broad Branch for Neighborhood Lecture

 Yixian Zheng

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, more than 150 neighbors of Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus gathered to hear Dr. Yixian Zheng deliver her Neighborhood lecture: The Biology of Corals: Basic Research and Environmental Health.

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