When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it’s the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite – when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Georgia Tech has installed a new inorganic mass spectrometry facility. It includes two new inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) systems: a Thermo iCAP RQ quadrupole ICP-MS for streamlined and high-throughput determinations of elemental concentrations and a Thermo Neoma multicollector ICP-MS with collision cell technology for the precise determinations of isotope ratios within a given sample.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REUs), Georgia community college initiative, and workshops centered on new scientific methods and communicating key concepts offer ample opportunities for students — current, prospective, and visiting — to hone their research skills in the College of Sciences.
Beam me up, Scotty! Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology offer a new method to disrupt spiral waves that uses less energy and that may be less painful than traditional defibrillation.
Astrophysicist Feryal Özel will chair the School of Physics, effective August 2022. The appointment will also bring Dimitrios Psaltis to the Georgia Tech Physics faculty.
Since 2017, the annual Quantitative Biosciences Hands-On Modeling Workshop has introduced students and faculty of all skill levels and backgrounds to the use of computational modeling in studying biological systems. This summer, attendees and organizers gathered for the workshop in person for the first time since 2019.
School of Physics associate professor Martin Mourigal is recognized by NSSA for "significant and insightful use of neutron inelastic scattering in the study of quantum materials."
Dual physics and aerospace engineering major Yashvardhan Tomar has been selected to receive the 2022 Love Family Foundation Scholarship, one of the highest academic honors given to an undergraduate student.
Three researchers from the Colleges of Engineering and Sciences are leading astrobiology’s largest national conference focused on the origins of life.
Several College of Sciences students were recognized for excellence this year at the annual Student Honors Celebration on Thursday, April 21.