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Three noticeable out-of-plane microtubule bundles are misaligned with the rest of the microtubules at the bottom left of the image.
, Left, a graphic showing microtubules orienting themselves in the experiment. Right, a screenshot of microtubules at the oil-water interface. Graphic by Roman Grigoriev.png
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Physicists have developed a new model and clearer picture of molecular movements within active matter — bringing science a step closer to designing specific functions into new materials, and understanding emergent behaviors.


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Physics of Living Systems 2023 International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Network Annual Meeting.


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Research Corporation for Science Advancement has chosen four researchers for its Cottrell Plus SEED (Singular Exceptional Endeavors of Discovery) Awards for 2023, including Tamara Bogdanović for her research, "Risk and Rewards: Pushing Boundaries with RMHD Simulations of Multimessenger Massive Black Hole Binaries".


College of Sciences alumni in the Alumni Association's 2023 class of 40 under 40.
, Stephen Crooke, Ph.D. Chem ‘18 (Lead Microbiologist, Vaccine Immunology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
, Jasreet Hundal, M.S. BI ‘09 (Principal Project Lead / Senior Scientist at the McDonnell Genome Institute)
, Lujendra Ojha, Ph.D. EAS ‘16 (Assistant Professor at Rutgers University)
, Lavanya Rishishwar, M.S. BI ‘12, Ph.D. BI ‘16 (Senior Technical Manager at Pillar Biosciences)

Four College of Sciences alumni from three schools were recently selected as members of the Alumni Association’s 2023 class of 40 under 40. From making groundbreaking discoveries on Mars to revolutionizing healthcare, meet the Sciences alums working to change the world.


An artist's impression of neutrino emission from the Galactic plane, and IceCube Lab at the South Pole. (IceCube/NSF. Original photo by Martin Wolf)
, The Galaxy in neutrinos (blue sky map) in front of an artist's impression of the Milky Way. (IceCube Collaboration/Science Communication Lab for CRC 1491)
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, A DOM seen from above as it descends into the array where it can start taking data. (Mark Krasberg, IceCube/NSF)
, When a neutrino interacts with molecules in the clear Antarctic ice, it produces secondary particles that leave a trace of blue light as they travel through the IceCube detector. (Nicolle R. Fuller, IceCube/NSF)
, An artist’s composition of the Milky Way seen with a neutrino lens (blue). (IceCube Collaboration/U.S. National Science Foundation (Lily Le & Shawn Johnson)/ESO (S. Brunier))

High-energy neutrinos — with energies millions to billions of times higher than those produced by the fusion reactions that power stars — have been detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a gigaton detector operating at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. It was built and is operated with National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and additional support from the fourteen countries that host institutional members of the IceCube Collaboration.


Nadia Qutob, Physics major

Nadia Qutob is among five Georgia Tech undergraduates awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for 2023. By providing scholarships to students who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering across the U.S. the Goldwater Foundation helps develop highly-qualified professionals in these critical fields.


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Jean Lynch-Stieglitz has earned a new fellowship with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to build STEM expertise in the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Lynch-Stieglitz, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, is one of nine fellows selected this year, and will be joined by Olga Shemyakina, associate professor in the School of Economics at Georgia Tech. 


 


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Jennifer Curtis, professor in the School of Physics, will serve as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Sciences, effective July 1, 2023. Curtis will continue efforts to support the community and advancement of women and minorities in academia through advocacy, advising, awareness, and data-driven recommendations for faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction.


 


 


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Young-Hui Chang has been appointed associate dean of Faculty in the College of Sciences, effective July 1, 2023. Chang, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has served as associate chair for Faculty Development in Biological Sciences over the past six years.


 


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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a disruptive technology transforming industries and governments across the world. At Georgia Tech, developments in AI span many disciplines with dozens of campus centers and institutes. The newly announced AI Hub at Georgia Tech will unite AI entities across campus, enabling the Institute to align on goals to become an international thought leader in AI. It will also drive AI education and research and development toward real-world, responsible applications.


Student reading
, Book Jackets for Summer Reading

We asked a few avid readers for book recommendations.


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Georgia Tech researchers have been selected by NASA to lead a $7.5 million center that will study the lunar environment, and explore the generation and properties of volatiles and dust.