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

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GL welcomed six wonderful interns this summer and DTM welcomed five. Their diligence and determination impressed us all summer. We know that they will do incredible things in the future.

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Students from AJAS visited the BBR campus during their time in Washington, D.C. in February.

By unanimous vote of the Carnegie Board of Trustees, Dr. Eric D. Isaacs has been appointed the 11th president of the Carnegie Institution for Science. Dr. Isaacs joins Carnegie from the University of Chicago and will succeed Interim Co-Presidents John Mulchaey and Yixian Zheng on July 2, 2018.

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Carnegie Science interim Co-Presidents John Mulchaey and Yixian Zheng are thrilled to welcome experimental petrologist Michael Walter as the new Director of Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory.  

GL hosted a one day workshop on iron meteorites for scientists from the DC area.

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The Geophysical Laboratory and DTM went head-to-head on October 27, 2017 for the annual interdepartmental soccer match. Although a well fought match, GL had to give up their two-year reign as champions to our sister department, DTM.

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The Geophysical Laboratory celebrated National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) September 18-22, 2017.  Together with our sister department, DTM, the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus treated our postdocs to a week-long ping pong tournament, organized by postdocs Amol Karandikar and Venkat Bhadram, an ice cream social, and a Paint Nite afternoon to come together with their peers and paint a scene from their time here in DC. 

August 18, 2017 -- Geophysical Laboratory scientists Guoyin Shen, Yingwei Fei, Shaunna Morrison, Bob Hazen, Dan Hummer, Asmaa Boujibar, Renbiao Tao and Haijun Huang presented their research at the annual Goldschmidt conference on August 13-18, 2017 in Paris. Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.

Department, Matter at Extreme States

Washington, DC--Experimental petrologist Michael Walter, currently head of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, has been selected as the eighth director of Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory.  He will begin his directorship on April 1, 2018.  

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