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EPL’s Top Questions in Geophysics and Geodynamics

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Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are some of the most powerful events on our planet. They remind us that we aren’t standing on “solid ground.” Instead, there are massive machinations and billions of years of planetary evolution at work beneath our feet. They also offer scientists a rare window into the internal workings of our planet.

In this article, EPL’s geophysicists and geodynamicists highlight five questions that we’re working on to better understand the story of our planet.

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Behind the Scenes: In the Geophysics Lab with Steven Golden

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Steven Golden is an Observational Geophysical Technician at the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory. He works with the staff geophysicists Lara Wagner, Diana Roman, and Helene Le Mevel to process and archive seismic, volcanological, and other geophysical data.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Nate Sime uses math to study planetary interiors

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Nate Sime is a computational physicist who joined Carnegie as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018 after receiving his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham and working for a time as a Research Associate at the ​​University of Cambridge. He builds scalable mathematical models and tools that help shine a light on the complex physical phenomena that built our planet.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Tara Shreve watches volcanos from space

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Tara Shreve is a volcano geodesist who joined the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2021. 

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Anne Pommier puts an electrifying spin on materials under pressure

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In July 2021, Anne Pommier joined the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory campus as a Staff Scientist, and she brought her specialized high-pressure lab with her!

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Two New Faculty Members Join Carnegie’s Earth And Planets Laboratory

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Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory welcomes two new staff scientists whose expertise spans from terrestrial planet interiors to the atmospheres of distant worlds.

 

 

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