Friday, July 9, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us to learn about materials physics from Carnegie scientist Sally Tracy. Tracy uses cutting-edge experimental and analytical techniques to understand the fundamental physical behavior of materials at extreme conditions. 

She uses dynamic compression techniques with high-flux X-ray sources to probe the structural changes and phase transitions in materials at conditions that mimic impacts and the interiors of terrestrial and exoplanets. She is also an expert in nuclear resonant scattering and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. She uses these techniques to understand novel behavior at the electronic level.  Tracy received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2016 and was then a Postdoctoral Scholar at Princeton University prior to arriving at Carnegie's Geophysical Laboratory.