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Behind the Scenes: In the high pressure lab with Jill Yang

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The top-tier instrumentation at Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) makes it one of the best places in the world to study materials under pressure. Jill Yang is the high-pressure research technician in charge of making sure those machines work according to plan—and she takes her job seriously!

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Postdoc Spotlight: Tiange Bi predicts new materials under pressure

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Tiange Bi uses her interdisciplinary set of skills and computational expertise to predict the synthesis of new materials. Her research is primarily focused on crystal structure prediction of new clathrate structures and theoretical studies of the transport properties of iron alloys in the Earth and planetary cores. 

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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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