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Virtual crowd of 300 attend Peter Gao's Neighborhood Lecture

Virtual crowd of 300 attend Peter Gao's Neighborhood Lecture

On April 28, 2022, Peter Gao kicked off our Neighborhood Lecture Series with a talk entitled, “Hot Jupiters, Super Puffs, and Lava Planets, Oh My!” 

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Meet the 2022 class of summer interns

Interns on Campus

On May 31, 2022, the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) will welcome seven undergraduate interns to our campus to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program.

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“Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat” Kara Brugman shares her secret to successful science

Kara Brugman at microscope

In this spotlight, Brugman talks about her recent work, discusses the importance of failure in science, and gives advice to anyone who may be looking to pursue a career in science

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“Isotope Queen” Marilyn Fogel Dies At 69

Marylin Fogel at Carnegie Library

Marilyn Louise Fogel, an isotope geochemist whose work touched on a broad scope of subjects ranging from astrobiology to paleoecology and climate change to human health, died Wednesday after a prolonged battle with ALS. She was 69.

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Charlie Prewitt, former Director of the Geophysical Laboratory, dies at 89

Charlie Prewitt

World-leading mineralogist, crystallographer, and crystal chemist Charlie Prewitt, the fifth Director of Carnegie’s former Geophysical Laboratory, died peacefully at his home in Arizona on April 28 with his beloved wife, Gretchen, at his side. He was 89.

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The Path To Pure Polynitrogen—New Compound A Crucial Step Toward Revolutionary Energy Storage

The path to pure polynitrogen—new compound a crucial step toward revolutionary energy storage

New work from an international team led by Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov synthesized a new material composed of six nitrogen atoms in a ring, bringing scientists one step closer to creating a long-theorized, pure-nitrogen solid that could revolutionize energy storage and propulsion. 

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