Pasadena, CA, 19 February 2014–The international consortium of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project has passed two major reviews and is positioned to enter the construction phase.
The Week in Review:
The most highly cited Geophysical Laboratory papers of the past forty years demonstrate the breadth and evolution of science in the department, ranging from seminal discoveries to breakthroughs in technique, spanning small research teams to large-scale collaborations.
A team of researchers in Russia - including scientists at St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Volcanology at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the firm Mechanobr-Analit in St.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) on Friday, June 3.
Washington, DC—The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued a patent to the Carnegie Institution for a method of creating high quality diamond crystals larger than 10 carats.
Washington, DC—A group at the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), who share the Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus in Washington, have been recognized by So Others Might Eat (SOME) for serving the “hungry and homeless of Washington for over 20 years.”
Yoko Imai, a Japanese artist based in Paris, has developed unique calligraphy based on mixing pearl ink with small quantities of diamond synthesized at the Geophysical Laboratory.
Washington, DC— The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Carnegie Institution a $4 million grant over three years to initiate the Deep Carbon Observatory -- an international, decade-long project to investigate the nature of carbon in Earth's deep interior.