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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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Event Host: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Apr 25, 2019
6:30 PM
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Apr 29, 2019
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Latest articles and news

Materials
Polar Metallocenes Show Great Potential as Active Materials

Active materials can interchange types of energy. In a new cover article in the journal molecules, Geophysical Lab Staff Scientist Ronald Cohen and his colleague Haiwu Zhang report on predictions of a new class of polar metallocene crystals, which may be useful as active materials.

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Geophysical Lab Announces the Launch of the New Global Visitors Program

Geophysical Laboratory is pleased to announce the launch of the new Global Visitors Program.