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  • Roald Hoffmann, chemist, educator, author and Nobel laureate, is the seventh person to be given the Linus Pauling Legacy Award, which is granted every other year to an individual who has achieved in an area once of interest to Linus Pauling.  

  • Olga Degtyareva is a former Post Doc and Research Scientist with the Carnegie Geophysical Laboratory and on Thursday, April 12th she is giving a virtual lecture on "How to start writing". The lecture will focus on how to start writing a report, a paper or a thesis if you feel stuck.

  • Juliana Mesa Garcia joins Geophysical Laboratory as an intern for five months to work with Anat Shahar on a project combining petrology and geochemistry.

  • Susan Ziegler and Glenn Piercey arrived in January from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. The pair, husband and wife, are visiting Marilyn Fogel for six months to work on separate projects.

  • Genevieve Boman is a Beamline Associate at HPCAT. She earned a B.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MRes in Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere at the University of Leeds, UK.

  • Senior Staff Scientist Robert Hazen received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award on 16 February. The Outstanding Faculty Awards are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities. These awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.

  • Pei-Nan Chen, a senior at Poolesville High School and an intern at the Geophysical Laboratory has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search (STS). Only 300 high school seniors around the country are selected out of more than 1,800 applicants to be semifinalists.

  • Lori Kaufman, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School and an intern at the Geophysical Laboratory has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search (STS). Only 300 high school seniors around the country are selected out of more than 1,800 applicants to be semifinalists.

  • During the recent fall American Geophysical Union a special session was held in memory of James Scott, a former associate Staff member at the Geophysical Laboratory, and until his untimely death, a professor of Geobiology at Darmouth College.

  • Ho-kwang Mao celebrated his 70th birthday this week and was honored at a 2011 AGU Fall Meeting session entitled "50 Years of High-Pressure Studies of the Earth".

  • Arun Bommannavar a Beamline Scientist at HPCAT, and Malcolm Guthrie a Research Scientist at EFree- both programs of the Geophysical Laboratory ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct 9, 2011.  It took Arun 6 hrs and 45 min, and Malcolm 4 hrs and 16 min to get to the finish line. There were 45,000 participants in the marathon this year.

  • Elissaios Stavrou arrived at the Geophysical Laboratory on November 2, 2011 from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Max Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung) in Germany. Elissaios will be working with Alexander Goncharov for one year on a project entitled: "Probing of Fast Chemical Dynamics at High Pressures and Temperatures using Ultrafast Laser Techniques.

  • Ileana Perez-Rodriguez at the Geophysical Laboratory on November 1, 2011 from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Ileana joins us as a new Carnegie Fellow working with Andrew Steele and Dionysis Foustoukos. Ileana will examine anaerobic chemosynthetic bacteria from extreme environments or, in particular, hydrothermal vents.

  • Pei-Nan Chen, an intern at the Geophysical Laboratory, and a senior at Poolesville High School has been named a semifinalist in the 2011 Siemens Competition.

  • Sami Mikhail arrived at the Geophysical Laboratory on October 26, 2011 from University College London, University of London, U.K. Sami’s research focuses on the chemical speciation and mechanisms of isotopic fractionation of light volatile elements in the system C-O-H-N under mantle and volcanic conditions relevant to Earth, Mars and any sampled and differentiated celestial body in the wider universe.