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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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Mar 25, 2019
11:00 AM
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Mar 28, 2019
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Congratulations to Ms. Carolyn Beaumont, a senior at the Potomac School, who won 5th place in the prestigious 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Vacancy Announcement: Carnegie Institution for Science—Postdoctoral Fellow in Geochemistry and Data Science

The Geophysical Laboratory seeks a highly-qualified applicant for a Postdoctoral Fellow position with expertise in geochemistry and data science.