Inaugural Broad Branch Road Poster Gathering

BBR Poster Session

June 26, 2015 marks the inaugural Geophysical Laboratory (GL) and DTM poster gathering at Carnegie's Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus. The event was planned, organized and promoted by the Geophsyical Laboratory's Charles Le Losq, Ileana Perez-Rodriguez and Zachary Geballe. 

The session itself was comprised of 37 original posters from GL and DTM participants; including postdoctoral associates, staff scientists, collaborators from the University of Maryland, alumni and support staff. The Tuve dining hall was buzzing as participants and attendees mingled from poster to poster, discovering all of the different facets of science that are taking place on campus.


DTM at the Gordon Conference, "Origins of the Solar System"


DTM will be attending the Gordon Conference on "Origins of the Solar System" that will take place in Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, from June 28-July 3, 2015. 

This conference brings together a diverse group of scientists to discuss research at the frontier of understanding how planets and planetary systems form. Speakers will include astronomers, astrophysicists, cosmochemists, planetary scientists, and geochemists.


Spiral arms cradle baby terrestrial planets

Alan Boss

New work from Carnegie’s Alan Boss offers a potential solution to a longstanding problem in the prevailing theory of how rocky planets formed in our own Solar System, as well as in others. The snag he’s untangling: how dust grains in the matter orbiting a young protostar avoid getting dragged into the star before they accumulate into bodies large enough that their own gravity allows them to rapidly attract enough material to grow into planets.


Peter E. van Keken Joins DTM's Geophysics Staff

Peter van Keken

DTM is pleased to announce that Peter E. van Keken will join its geophysics staff in January 2016. 


Former DTM Staff Scientist Norbert Thonnard Passes Away

Carnegie News

Former DTM fellow, staff associate and staff member Norbert Thonnard passed away peacefully on Thursday, 20 November 2014, following a valiant battle with cancer.


A Portrait of Former DTM Director Lindy Elkins-Tanton Now Hangs at DTM

Lindy Portrait

A portrait of former DTM Director Lindy Elkins-Tanton was hung in the Broad Branch Road Reading Room alongside our other esteemed directors on the 18 June 2015.

Elkins-Tanton began her directorship at DTM in September 2011. In May 2014, she accepted a position as the director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where she now resides.