Former DTM Director Sean C. Solomon Receives the National Medal of Science

Obama Diaries

On Thursday, 20 November 2014, DTM's former director and current director of Columbia University's Lamon-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sean Solomon, received the 2012 National Medal of Science from President Obama at the White House. This award is the nation's highest honors "for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology." 


News Clipping Book Chronicles Secret Weapon of World War II

Proximity Fuze

In 1940, as World War II engulfed Europe and Asia, DTM scientists began work on a secret weapon that would revolutionize warfare and contribute significantly to the Allied victory in 1945. The story of that device, called the “proximity fuze”, is vividly told in a 1945 press clipping book that was recently donated to the DTM Archives by Charles and Robert Hunter in memory of their father, George B. Hunter, who worked on the fuze at DTM in 1942.


Scott Sheppard and Team Discovered a Tail on a Long-Known Asteroid

Scott Sheppard

A two-person team of Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and Chadwick Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory has discovered a new active asteroid, called 62412, in the Solar System's main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is the first comet-like object seen in the Hygiea family of asteroids. Sheppard will present his team's findings at the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences meeting and participate today in a press conference organized by the society.


DTM Wins Annual Campus MudCup 1-0 in Overtime

Mudcup 2014

Every year DTM and GL face-off in a friendly soccer match known as the MudCup, a long-standing tradition that brings our campus together both as players and spectators. This year, after scoreless first and second halves, DTM triumphed in overtime by a goal in the final minute of the game scored by Brendan McCormick, beating GL 1-0. 


Scott Selects Richard Carlson as the Next Director of DTM

Carnegie News

On Tuesday, 4 November 2014, Carnegie President Matthew Scott named Richard Carlson the new director of DTM. Carlson stepped into the role of acting director in May 2014, and has since played an integral part in DTM's continued scientific success during the past 6 months.


The Gish Family Legacy at DTM

Oliver H. Gish

Oliver H. Gish, a DTM staff scientist who led our efforts in atmospheric and terrestrial electricity from 1922-48, died peacefully at the age of 103 on 22 February 1987. On September 11 of this year, his daughter, Eleanor Gish Crow, passed away, and left a generous monetary gift in her will to DTM in her father’s memory.