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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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A “GPS” To Guide The Discovery Of New Materials

New materials can contribute potential solutions to many societal issues—from increasing access to clean drinking water to improving solar panel efficiency.

AGU Announces 2019 Fellows

AGU announced the 2019 Fellows. Included are Bob Hazen and Mike Walter of GL.