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Shaun Hardy Wins the Geoscience Information Society's 2014 Best Paper Award

Shaun Hardy GSIS

DTM’s esteemed librarian, Shaun Hardy, received the Geoscience Information Society’s 2014 Best Paper Award at their annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 21 October 2014.

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DTM Attends the 2014 Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver

GSA 2014

DTM's Steven Shirey, Lara Wagner, and Hanika Rizo presented work at the 2014 Geological Society of America's meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia from the 19-22 October 2014.

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Shirey Shares the History Behind Your Diamond at the First Installment of Carnegie's 2014-15 Neighborhood Lecture Series

Steve Shirey NLS

Last week, friends and neighbors gathered at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus to hear an eye-opening talk on, “The Geology of Diamonds and Why Yours is Remarkable,” by DTM Staff Scientist Steve Shirey at the first installment of Carnegie’s 2014-15 Neighborhood Lecture Series.

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Alan Linde Speaks at Volcano Deformation and Magmatic Processes field program in Iceland

Alan Linde

In August 2014, the Numerical, Experimental and stochastic Modeling of vOlcanic processes and Hazard (NEMOH) field school in South Iceland invited one of the leading researchers on the use of strain meters in earthquake and volcanic activity detection, Alan Linde, to discuss his work on strain meters.

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Former DTM Director Sean Solomon Wins National Medal of Science

Sean Solomon

Sean Solomon, director of Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism from 1992 until 2012 will receive the nation’s highest scientific award, the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony later this year.

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Earth’s Water is Older than the Sun

Conel Alexander

Water was crucial to the rise of life on Earth and is also important to evaluating the possibility of life on other planets. Identifying the original source of Earth’s water is key to understanding how life-fostering environments come into being and how likely they are to be found elsewhere. New work from a team including Carnegie’s Conel Alexander found that much of our Solar System’s water likely originated as ices that formed in interstellar space. Their work is published in Science.

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