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Intern Log: Bella Marku

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Bella Marku, an upcoming senior at McLean High School and second-year DTM summer intern, discusses in our first "Intern Log" what she has been learning at DTM, and how she plans to use that knowledge to pursue a degree in a STEM field at college next year.

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Johanna Teske Receives Third Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence Award

Johanna Teske

Johanna Teske was awarded the third Postdoctoral Innovation and Excellence (PIE) Award, which is made through nominations from the department directors and chosen by the Office of the President. She is the first Carnegie Origins postdoctoral fellow, the first fellowship in the history of Carnegie Science that straddles two departments, DTM and the Observatories. In just two years, Teske’s efforts to help find and characterize exoplanets, particularly those that might be Earth-like, has generated multiple publications in prestigious journals such as The Astrophysical Journal.

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July 2016 Letter from the Director

August 2016

Around the time this month's department newsletter was sent out, DTM Director Richard Carlson was in the far north, at Point Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada, 200 miles north of the bustling diamond exploration metropolis of Yellowknife. He's there with DTM’s Jesse Reimink and Steve Shirey, Carnegie President Matt Scott, Carnegie Trustee Michael Long, John Ketchum of the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and University of Alberta Professor, and former DTM postdoc, Graham Pearson.  Read about what they are searching for up there in this month's Letter from the Director. 

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DTM Hosts the 6th National Capital Area Disks (NCAD) Meeting

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For the second time in a row, DTM hosted the 6th National Capital Area Disks (NCAD) biennial meeting. Researchers from around the world gathered on campus for two days to investigate topics related to the origins and formation of planets and exoplanets in a semi-informal, collaborative conference on July 26-27, 2016. 

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Job Opening: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Astronomy and Planetary Science

Carnegie News

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship for independent research on the origin and evolution of stars, planets, and life. We are seeking theorists and observers working in the fields of star and planet formation, extrasolar planet detection and characterization, planetary astronomy, and the physical and chemical evolution of prebiotic compounds.

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Postdoc Spotlight: Astronomer Johanna Teske

Johanna Teske

The search for life outside our planet has always inspired joint DTM and Carnegie Observatories Origins fellow Johanna Teske to pursue astronomy, and now she can't imagine doing anything else. We asked Teske about how she first became interested in astronomy, and what she will be researching during the second part of her Origins fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, CA, starting in August 2016. 

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