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Sciences Faculty Awarded Georgia Tech Honors

This month, dozens of College of Sciences faculty and teaching assistants are recognized by Georgia Tech for their excellence in instruction and research.  

College of Sciences Honors Faculty and Staff at Spring Sciences Celebration

The College of Sciences community gathered in Harrison Square on April 18 to honor faculty and staff with awards for the 2022-2023 school year during the Spring Sciences Celebration.  

Physics to Host Climate Talk with Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate

Physicist Steven Chu was the first person appointed to the U.S. Cabinet after having won a Nobel Prize — and the first scientist to hold a Cabinet position. On April 26, he will deliver a public lecture at Georgia Tech on climate change and innovative paths towards a more sustainable future.

A Sharper Look at the M87 Black Hole

A team of researchers, including astrophysicists from Georgia Tech, the Institute for Advanced Study, and NSF’s NOIRLab, has developed a new machine-learning technique to enhance the fidelity and sharpness of radio interferometric images. To demonstrate the power of their new approach, which is called PRIMO, the team created a new, high-fidelity version of the iconic Event Horizon Telescope's image of the supermassive black hole at the center of Messier 87, a giant elliptical galaxy located 55 million light-years from Earth.

Beyond the Lab: STEMcomm VIP Course Talks Science Communication and Outreach

Over the 10-year history of the Atlanta Science Festival, the events planned by the faculty and students of STEMcomm have become a staple. We talked with the team to learn what STEMcomm is all about.

Event Horizon Telescope Team Leverages Machine Learning for 'Optimizing Worldwide Astronomical Observations'

School of Physics Professor and Chair Feryal Özel and Professor Dimitrios Psaltis were founding members of the Event Horizon Telescope in 2000. Now, they’re working with an international slate of researchers to leverage machine learning for more accurate weather forecasts near EHT’s 11 radio telescopes around the world.  

14 Finalists Announced Ahead of This Year's 3MT Competition

The campus community is invited to attend this year’s in-person 3MT Finals on Thursday, April 6, in the John Lewis Student Center. 

TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets May Harbor Life — But Disruptions Due to Gravity and Climate Could Turn One of Its Earth-size Planets Into a “Snowball”

Georgia Tech researchers from the School of Physics and Mathematics use complex math formulas and 3D climate modeling to study potential changes to TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets’ rotation and orbits.  

IceCube Places Constraints on Neutrino Emission from the Brightest Gamma-ray Burst

As some of the most energetic sources in the universe, gamma-ray bursts have long been considered a possible astrophysical source of neutrinos — tiny “ghostlike” particles that travel through space and large amounts of matter unhindered. These high-energy neutrinos are of particular interest to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a gigaton-scale neutrino detector at the South Pole. 

Tech Beautification Day Kicks Off Earth Month

The campus community is invited to participate in this kick-off event for Earth Month.




Experts in the News

  • Tales Of The Tongue

    A small but growing group of researchers is fascinated by an organ we often take for granted. We rarely think about how agile our own tongue needs to be to form words or avoid being bitten while helping us taste and swallow food. But that’s just the start of the tongue’s versatility across the animal kingdom. Without tongues, few if any terrestrial vertebrates could exist. The first of their ancestors to slither out of the water some 400 million years ago found a buffet stocked with new types of foods, but it took a tongue to sample them. The range of foods available to these pioneers broadened as tongues diversified into new, specialized forms — and ultimately took on functions beyond eating. This examination of how animal tongues shaped biological diversity includes research from David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physics

    Science , May 25, 2023