Our Broad Branch Road Spring Neighborhood Lecture Series kicks off with Carnegie Science President, Dr. Matthew P. Scott.  Scott will present, "Jumping Genes: What They Mean for Evolution and Medicine." 

Astrobiology, Department, Geochemistry, High Pressure, Materials, Mineralogy, Planetary Science

The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17.  Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.  

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Despite their beautiful new jerseys, the DTM Dynamos came up a bit short on Friday against their cross-campus rivals, our very own GL Pistons, who defended their title of the coveted MudCup! DTM dominated the first half, earning nearly a dozen corner kicks and one penalty kick.

Suzy Vitale is the FIB/SEM Microbeam Specialist at the Geophysical Laboratory.  She operates Carnegie's new, state-of-the-art FEI Helios PFIB G4, and the Zeiss Auriga SEM.  Suzy's expertise is in TEM sample preparation, particularly in powder/particle materials, and also has a strong background i


The Geophysical Laboratory's Anat Shahar and Bob Hazen received the top two awards from the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) during the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting on 27 September in Denver, CO.  Hazen and Shahar gave outstanding award lectures and join the likes of many GL alumni in each category.  Shahar received the MSA Award and Hazen received the MSA Roebling Medal. Congratulations to both on awards well deserved!


Congratulations to Geophysical Laboratory/DTM Librarian, Shaun Hardy, who was just selected to receive the 2016 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award of the Geoscience Information Society!

Jennifer joined the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) at the Geophysical Lab in May 2015. She plays a lead role on issues related to DCO data management as well as in managing logistics for DCO meetings, workshops, field trips, and other events.

Department, Geochemistry

Emma Bullock is the electron microprobe (EPMA) Microbeam Specialist at the Geophysical Laboratory.


Nagoya, Japan, 11 May 2016—Ronald Cohen was an invited speaker at the AMTC5 workshop in Nagoya May 11-13, 2016 and spoke on "Strong Coupling Ferroelectrics, How They Work and How They Can Be Improved."  He then visited ELSI (Earth and Life Sciences Institute) at Tokyo Tech and spoke on “First-principles studies of the deep Earth.”


Geophysical Laboratory research scientist, Muhtar Ahart, has been awarded an Alan Berman Research Publication Award from the Department of the Navy for 2016.