Geochemistry

Updated by Dionysis Foustoukos 

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The Week in Review:

 

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The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet, written by the Geophysical Laboratory's Bob Hazen, has been chosen from books released in 2012 as one of the five titles on the short list for the current Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, one of the three book awards given by Phi Beta Kappa annually.

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The most highly cited Geophysical Laboratory papers of the past forty years demonstrate the breadth and evolution of science in the department, ranging from seminal discoveries to breakthroughs in technique, spanning small research teams to large-scale collaborations.

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The study of matter at extreme conditions represents a forefront area of research activity across the sciences, including physics, chemistry, materials science and even biology.

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A team of researchers in Russia - including scientists at St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Volcanology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the firm Mechanobr-Analit in St.

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Carbon in Earth -- The Deep Carbon Observatory has released its first major collective publication, Carbon in Earth, found here

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Washington, DC, 6 August 2012 -- NASA’s rover Curiosity, the size of a small car, touched down in a Martian crater early Monday. Geophysical Laboratory scientists are contributing to the mission.

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Washington, DC—Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory’s newest staff member, Timothy Strobel, will be given the prestigious Jamieson Award on September 26, 2011, from the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology in Mumbai, India.

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Washington, DC, 3 August 2011- An album of fifty hand-colored photographs documenting Japan’s most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th Century was donated to the Geophysical Laboratory’s archives recently by Susan W. Kieffer.

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