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Two New Faculty Members Join Carnegie’s Earth And Planets Laboratory

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Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory welcomes two new staff scientists whose expertise spans from terrestrial planet interiors to the atmospheres of distant worlds.

 

 

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Carnegie’s Hazen honored for lifetime achievement in mineralogy

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Carnegie Mineralogist Robert Hazen—who advanced the concept that Earth’s geology was shaped by the rise and sustenance of life—will be honored with the 2022 the International Mineralogical Association’s Medal for Excellence. The prize recognizes “outstanding scientific publication in the field of mineralogical sciences.”

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Former Director Linda Elkins-Tanton elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Linda Elkins-Tanton and her fieldwork team pose in front of columnar basalt from the Siberian flood basalts on an island in the Angara river.

In April 2021, Linda Elkins-Tanton, former director of the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL), was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Being elected to the Academy is among the highest honors a scientist can achieve. 

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Carnegie Alum Awarded Geological Society of America’s MGPV Early Career Award

Xiao-Ming Liu presents a poster at the 2014 AGU conference when she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Science Geophysical Lab, now Earth and Planets Laboratory.

The Geological Society of America has announced that they will present their Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division’s Early Career Award to Carnegie alum Xiao-Ming Liu in 2021. 

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New book by Carnegie alum Linda Schweizer explores a century of astronomical discovery at Palomar Observatory

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Carnegie Alum Linda Schweizer explores newborn galaxies and icy worlds in her new book, Cosmic Odyssey. Odyssey is a behind-the-scenes look at the past century of astronomical discovery at the Palomar Observatory starting with its opening in 1936.

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Diana Roman talks volcanoes, career on PlanetGeo podcast

Carnegie’s Diana Roman collecting samples from Alaska’s Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active volcanoes in the Aleutians.  Tana Volcano on Chuginadak Island isn in the background. Photo is courtesy of Anna Barth of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

EPL volcanologist Diana Roman discusses why it's important to study volcanoes, how a volcano's "voice" changes over time, her career path, and what it's like being a high-profile woman in the sciences on a recent PlanetGeo Podcast. 

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