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The Geophysical Laboratory was established in 1905 to investigate the processes that control the composition and structure of the Earth as it was known at the time, including developing the underlying physics and chemistry and creating the experimental tools required for the task. Over a century later, this core mission has expanded to include the physics, chemistry, and biology of the Earth over the entire range of conditions our planet has experienced since its formation, as well as parallel studies of other planets of this and other solar systems from their surfaces to their cores.

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Neighborhood Lecture Series
Event Host: Geophysical Laboratory
Oct 18, 2018
6:30 PM
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Event Host: Shaunna Morrison
Oct 22, 2018
11:00 AM
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Former Geophysical Laboratory Postdoc, Sarah Stewart, selected as 2018 MacArthur Fellow

Former GL postdoc Sarah Stewart was awarded a prestigious MacArthur fellowship for: “Advancing new theories of how celestial collisions give birth to planets and their natural satellites, such as the Earth and Moon.”

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Now Accepting Applications for Carnegie Fellowships at the Geophysical Lab

The Geophysical Laboratory invites applications for Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowships.