Lara Wagner, staff scientist at DTM, presents the first of four lectures in our annual Neighborhood Lecture Series.  The key to life’s evolution on Earth is the development and persistence of plate tectonics, a planetary process that affects everything from the mineral composition of the continents to the existence of liquid water on Earth’s surface. 

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with our own Douglas Rumble.  He will present, "New Discoveries in multiple doubly-substituted O2 and CH4: equilibrium geothermometry vs. fingerprints of kinetic isotope effects.”


The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with our own Bjorn Mysen.  He will present, "Mantle melting and volatiles: Redox-controlled solubility behavior in silicate-COH magmatic systems."

Schiffries received his Ph.D. in geology from Harvard and is currently the Director of the Deep Carbon Observatory at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution in Washington.

Geochemistry, Planetary Science

Dionysis Foustoukos is an experimental geochemist studying the evolution of geofluids in a wide range of natural environments.

Geochemistry, High Pressure, Planetary Science

Anat Shahar's research focuses on stable isotope geochemistry at high pressure and/or temperature. She conducts high P/T experiments and traces the isotopes to answer questions that span from the formation of the first solids in the solar system to the formation of the cores of planets.


Douglas Rumble is a petrologist and geochemist with the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He earned a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Department, Geochemistry

Emma Bullock is the Electron Microprobe Lab Manager at the Geophysical Laboratory.

Nabil Boctor researches phase equilibria, kinetics of mineral reactions, element partitioning between minerals and melts, and igneous and ore petrology. Boctor did his Ph.D. research with former Geophysical laboratory staff Gunnar Kullerud in the area of sulfide phase equilibria.