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Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) - Centennial
Celebrating 100 Years of Discovery

Friday, 8 October 2004

E.H. Bramhall with DTM magnetometer, Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933
E. H. Bramhall with a DTM magnetometer in
Antarctica, Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933/34

The celebration of 100 years of discovery at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism began with a morning Open House for returning alumni and showcased DTM labs and the current work of DTM scientists. An afternoon symposium was held at the Carnegie Institution's Administration Building featuring Centennial Lectures on the history of the department by librarian Shaun J. Hardy in addition to scientific themes by astrophysicist Robin M. Canup, geophysicist Thomas H. Jordan, and geochemist Julie D. Morris. The celebration culminated in an evening reception for those who participated.

We would like to thank all of those who came to the campus to help us celebrate and also all of those who were not able to attend but sent their congratulations. It was a wonderful day.

See photos of the day's events:
Gallery #1
Gallery #2

L. A. Bauer, Director 1904-31
Louis A. Bauer, Director, 1904-31

Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
by Louis Brown

As part of the Carnegie Institution's centennial celebrations a five-volume book has been issued, chronicling the history of the institution and each of its departments. The set is being published by Cambridge University Press, and we hope it will be available by the end of 2004. The volume describing the extremely varied and rich history of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism has been written by Louis Brown. Three copies of the proofs have been bound and will be available for examination On October 8. [read more >>>]

DTM Timeline
DTM Centennial Keepsakes

Ocean Magnetic Survey Expeditions (online exhibition)

J. P. Ault: A Scientist at Sea (online exhibition)

A History of DTM vs. GL Mud Cup Games (1976-present)

Schedule of Events

Friday, 8 October 2004

8:00 am - 11:30 am
Alumni Open House
BBR Campus
Registration in the Abelson Building

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CIW Staff and Alumni Lunch
CIW Headquarters

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centennial Symposium
CIW Headquarters
Elihu Root Auditorium

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Centennial Reception
BBR Campus


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