By studying the X-rays emitted when superheated gases plunge into distant and massive black holes, astrophysicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have provided an important test of a long-standing theory that describes the extreme physics occurring when matter spirals into these massive objects.
Adjunct Professor of Physics Joshua Weitz’s paper: Quantifying enzymatic lysis: estimating the combined effects of chemistry, physiology, and physics was one of these highlighted articles.
Heads Up, Robots: A Tiltable Head Could Improve the Ability of Undulating Robots to Navigate Disaster Debris
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently built a robot that can penetrate and “swim” through granular material.
Researchers built a robot that can penetrate and "swim" through granular material. In this study, they show that by varying the shape of the robot's head or by tilting it up or down, they can control the robot's vertical movement in complex environments.
"Post-Shuttle Age: The Future of NASA": A Blended Research @ the Library panel discussion
Swimming in the Sahara
Scientists have discovered a method to control the gas-phase selective catalytic combustion of methane, so finely that if done at room temperature the reaction produces ethylene, while at lower temperatures it yields formaldehyde.
Supermassive black holes suck in surrounding materials
Physics undergraduate student Holly Tinkey has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Grahame Vittorini was one of 12 graduate students selected to present a poster of his research at the third annual GTRI Shackelford Showcase. His presentation was titled “Efficient Sympathetic Cooling of Trapped Ions in Planar Ion Traps.”