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Hidden Symmetries and Periodic Origami: Folding New Physics into an Ancient Art

Researchers have applied the concepts behind the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami to various scientific disciplines. Now School of Physics' David Zeb Rocklin and his team may have found some new ways to incorporate the folding techniques to "metamaterials."  

Physics of Living Systems Researcher Receives Top Honor from American Physical Society

A researcher conducting studies with the School of Physics has won a major award for his work on how chemical models make copies of themselves, and whether scientists will be able to design that feature into their own models. 

Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Formed to Further Address Campus Disparity, Bias, and Inequity

More than 50 representatives from across the campus have been appointed by President Ángel Cabrera to the newly formed Georgia Tech Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council which will identify issues of campus racial and gender disparity, bias, and inequity to be addressed in order to deliver upon the Institute’s vision of diversity and inclusion.

Faces of Testing

When faced with the spread of Covid-19, Georgia Tech’s entire community sprang into action to develop and implement a way to test the campus community.

Home for the Holidays: Know the Travel Risks Before You Go

As Covid-19 outbreaks surge in several states, the choice to see family this holiday season gets more complicated by the day. Thankfully, Georgia Tech developed a tool that can help estimate the potential risk of exposure. “Think of our research and the risk assessment tool like a weather map. We aren’t telling you to get your umbrella or to stay inside, but we are telling you that outside it is raining," said Clio Andris.

The Journey to Georgia Tech: Jess Eskew Shares Struggles, Learning Lessons, and Advice

Triple-legacy Physics student discusses family Tech traditions and her summer research. 

Ground Control to Professor Thom: Inside Orlando’s Interstellar Inquiries

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry professor, a principal investigator for a key NASA-funded space exploration project at Georgia Tech, wins an award, has a research paper published that's picked up by major media outlets, and recently had his NBC network closeup.

The Next Stage of Evolution for Careers in Astrobiology: Georgia Tech ExplOrigins Group

The ExplOrigins group shares research, makes connections, and reaches out to early career scientists and others who are interested in work related to how life began on Earth — and where it might also exist in our cosmos.

2020 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics, Explained: Genetic Scissors, Black Holes and the Milky Way’s Darkest Secret

Faculty explain the work and importance of the 2020 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics, while the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences drops the name of a School of Physics professor emeritus in the background literature for this year's Physics prize.

That’s No Exomoon: Astrophysicists Reveal Method For Finding Exoplanets’ Satellite Neighbors

A pair of researchers from the School of Physics have come up with a methodology for determining whether exoplanets -- planets discovered outside the solar system -- might have exomoons, and they've already had a chance to test their theories.