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October 2020 - Letter from the Directors

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From pandemic planning to virtual pumpkin picking, this year has brought a lot of dark clouds but it's also brought some surprising silver linings. In this month's newsletter, the Directors look back at the last seven months to see what's changed—and what we can celebrate—about campus life at the Earth and Planets Laboratory. 

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Carnegie Alum Jackie Faherty Wins Vera Rubin Early Career Prize

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Earth & Planets Laboratory (EPL) congratulates alum Jackie Faherty, who recently received the American Astronomical Society’s 2020 Vera Rubin Early Career Prize. 

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September 2020 - Letter from the Directors

September Letter from the Directors

In September 2020 we celebrated our postdocs and found new ways to connect with the world, including our newly-virtual Neighborhood Lecture Series. 

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

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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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Life on Venus? Six Carnegie Scientists Respond

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The September 2020 announcement that scientists found phosphine gas on Venus set off a buzz of excitement across the scientific world, leaving one question in the minds of many spectators: Did we just discover signs of life on Venus? Six Carnegie scientists respond. 

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Postdoc Spotlight: Zack Torrano Solves Cosmic Mysteries Using Solar System’s Oldest Solids

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In this postdoc spotlight, Zack Torrano explains how his recent research showed that the oldest solids in our Solar System preserved Ti isotopic variability inherited from the materials from which our Solar System formed. He also discusses how his early love of nature inspired him to want to explore and understand our world and its place in the Universe.

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