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Celebrating 100 Years of Discovery

Features: DTM History Book

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. Just a glance at the table of contents and the 101 figures will fill the reader with astonishment at what has transpired under the DTM banner. It might even induce the completion of the order forms that we hope will be available. Price has at this writing not been determined. Other data are: xviii, pp. 295, detailed index.

Edition: Hardcover
Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 2005)
ISBN: 0521830796
Available for purchase by clicking here.

Book Description:

In 1902, Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Institution of Washington, to support innovative science research. Since its creation two years later, the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism has undertaken a broad range of research from terrestrial magnetism, ionospheric physics and geochemistry to biophysics, radio astronomy and planetary science. This second volume in a series of five histories of the Carnegie Institution describes the people and events, the challenges and successes that the Department has witnessed over the last century. Contemporary photographs illustrate some of the remarkable expeditions and instruments developed in pursuit of scientific understanding, from sailing ships to nuclear particle accelerators and radio telescopes to mass spectrometers. These photographs show an evolution of scientific progress through the century, often done under trying, even exciting circumstances.

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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
By Invitation Only



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