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Postdoc Spotlight: Thomas Shiell takes silicon synthesis to the next level

Postdoc Spotlight: Thomas Shiell takes silicon synthesis to the next level

Thomas Shiell is a materials scientist who works with the synthesis and characterization of new forms of silicon—specifically the newly discovered silicon allotrope Si24. Recently, Shiell used this new form of silicon as a starting point of a multi-stage synthesis pathway to develop a highly ordered form of silicon called 4H-Si for its four repeating hexagonal layers (pictured below).v

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Carnegie’s Van Keken Elected AGU Fellow

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Carnegie geophysicist and geodynamicist Peter van Keken, whose work reveals Earth’s thermal and chemical evolution, was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.

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Carnegie’s Shahar Honored By American Geophysical Union

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Carnegie geochemist Anat Shahar, who probes the formation, evolution, and interior dynamics of Earth and other rocky planets, has been selected to give the Reginald Daly Lecture at the American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting in December.

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How does an artist end up writing software for Carnegie’s Magellan Telescope?

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A behind-the-scenes spotlight with astronomical software developer Bryné Hadnott. 

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September 2021 Letter from the Directors

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New colleagues on campus, discoveries in space, awards, events, and more!

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Ryugu samples arrive on campus

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Samples of the asteroid Ryugu finally arrived at the EPL campus in mid-August 2021 after being delivered to Earth by JAXA’s Hayabusa 2 mission in late 2020. The arrival of Ryugu samples is pivotal for both scientists on campus and the entire field of cosmochemistry.

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