Rewriting Your Own Script

Imposter Syndrome

Johanna Teske, origins fellow at DTM, Alycia Weinberger, staff scientist at DTM, and Anat Shahar, staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory (GL), led a postdoc workshop titled "What is Imposter Syndrome?" on Wednesday, 25 February 2015, in the Tuve Dining Hall at DTM.

Imposter Syndrome (IS) affects all genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations throughout all levels of study, discipline, and education. Studies show that symptoms of IS do not go away at higher stages of career success. Identifying the symptoms and dealing with them accordingly is important for your own career trajectory. 

Teske led the discussion on the topic, and walked the group through the seven steps, as outlined in the attached notes from the workshop, to mitigating symptoms of IS. A majority of the material distributed during this workshop was based on Valerie Young's book, "The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It". You can find out more about IS and Young via her website here


The DTM Borehole Strainmeter Program

Alan Linde

Collaboration between DTM’s Selwyn Sacks and Dale Evertson (then at the University of Texas), in the late 1960s, initiated the continuing development of highly sensitive borehole strainmeters that utilize a hydraulic sensor, resulting in noise-free hydraulic amplification of the signal before coupling into an electronic transducer.

From the outset, they coupled the instrument to the rock wall via an annulus of expansive grout; this change from mechanical coupling devices was critical in allowing, for the first time, faithful recording of the rock deformation. An early proof of this came with the first field installation of three sites in Matsushiro, Japan.


Carnegie Ranked Top Charity 14 Years Running

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has ranked the Carnegie Institution for Science with its highest rating, four stars, for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency” for the 14th consecutive year. Only three organizations out of over 7,000* evaluated this year have received this highest rating for so long.


Kiyoshi Suyehiro Named Next Tuve Senior Fellow

Carnegie News

Kiyoshi Suyehiro, principal scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), joins DTM as the next Merle A. Tuve senior fellow.

While here, Suyehiro will work with DTM's Selwyn Sacks and visiting investigator and former DTM postdoctoral fellow, Paul Rydelek (1988). The main objective of their project will be to advance the earthquake generation model originally developed by Sacks and Rydelek (1995) by incorporating the effect of fluid behavior affecting the stress-strain-strength distribution in the crust under tectonic loading and earthquakes and expanding to 3D.


Erik Hauri Elected Geochemical Society Fellow

Erik Hauri

The Geochemical Society (GS) and European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) elect Erik Hauri, a staff scientist at DTM, as a fellow.

This honorary title is given to an outstanding scientist who made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Hauri’s promotion to fellow is in recognition of his many important contributions to our understanding of the geochemistry and geochemical processes operating on Earth and the Moon.


A Glimpse of a Brown Dwarf Binary Star System In Motion

Brown Dwarf GIF

When looking up at the night sky, it’s hard to imagine the stationary stars up above are actually continuously moving parts of the universe. 

Seven years worth of observational images taken by the Carnegie Astrometric Planet Search Camera (CAPSCam) were compiled to make an animated GIF revealing how a well-known brown dwarf binary system just 12 light-years from Earth, Epsilon Indi B, moves across the sky.