We explore & discover
Scientists at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) bring the perspective of several disciplines to broad questions about nature. DTM's name comes from its original role to chart the Earth's magnetic field. This goal was largely accomplished by 1929. Since then, DTM has evolved to reflect the growing multi-disciplinary nature of the Earth, planetary, and astronomical sciences. Today, the historic goal remains to understand the physical Earth and the universe that is our home.About our research
"Can Flat Slabs Really Do That? New Evidence from South America"
Lara Wagner (DTM Weekly Seminar)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
"Plumbing, Plumes, and Early Warning: GPS near Volcanoes and Fault Zones"
Ronni Grapenthin (DTM Weekly Seminar Series)
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Latest articles and news
Led by Carnegie’s highly respected librarian, Shaun Hardy, the Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus opened the Abelson Collaboration Center (ACC), a new digital collaboration room, this year. In this interview, Shaun takes us inside the design, creation and execution of the new facility and his hopes for the future uses of the ACC.
In a city as big as London, with all its light pollution, it is nearly impossible to see the spectacular stars, planets, and galaxies that decorate the night sky. But for DTM MESSENGER postdoctoral fellow, Shoshana Weider, growing up in the metropolis did not weaken her desire to investigate the universe. As a teenager, she took extra-curricular astronomy classes and reveled in inspirational movies like Apollo 13. Weider chose to study Earth Sciences for her undergraduate at the University of Oxford simply because she wanted to understand why the Earth looks and behaves the way it does. Her transition to lunar geology for her Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, made perfect sense as it coupled her long-lasting love for space with her geological knowledge.
DTM scientists regularly explore our planet and the universe. Along the way they capture images of stunning landscapes, geophysical processes and data visualizations.
Browse DTM’s online image gallery to share in the journey of scientific exploration and discovery.Browse Gallery
Watch Caroline Beghein LIVE as she discusses "New constraints on mantle dynamics and oceanic plate formation from seismic anisotropy" at DTM.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton discussed "Building Earth-like Planets" @ the Evolution Matters lecture series of the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Alan Boss was invited to speak @ the National Council of Space Grant Directors' Spring Meeting this week on "The Crowded Universe"