Our Broad Branch Road Fall Neighborhood Lecture Series kicks-off with DTM's John Chambers.  Chambers will present, "The Mystery of Planet Formation." 


Washington, DC—Applying big data analysis to mineralogy offers a way to predict minerals missing from those known to science, as well as where to find new deposits, according to a groundbreaking study.

In a paper published by American Mineralogist, Geophysical Laboratory scientists Shaunna Morrison and Bob Hazen report the first application to mineralogy of network theory (best known for analysis of e.g. the spread of disease, terrorist networks, or Facebook connections).


The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Sarah Johnson of Georgetown University.  She will present, "The Search for Life on Mars and Ocean Worlds: Insights from Molecular Biology.”

Planetary Science

Our Broad Branch Road Spring Neighborhood Lecture Series continues with GL's own Dr. Andrew Steele.  Steele will present, "Mars, Moons, Missions & Microbes: Life as We Don't Know It - How Do We Find It?." 


Washington, DC— Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth’s raw materials.

Mineralogy, Planetary Science

Washington, DC — Mineral evolution posits that Earth’s near-surface mineral diversity gradually increased through an array of chemical and biological processes.