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A Dean's Valedictory, Part 1

College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart has accepted a position as the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. In this first installment of a two-part audio story, Goldbart looks back on his time at Georgia Tech, which included exciting growth in research in astrobiology, microbial ecology, and gravitational-wave astronomy, as well as the exhilirating experience of the eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  

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.  

Georgia Tech Physicists Expand Access to Biophysics Research

Two School of Physics scientists have published instructions for using powerful, lower-cost microcontrollers that can make biophysics research more accessible.

Finding the Magic in Materials Science

Georgia Tech science powers the technology behind TV and smartphone screens, thanks to breakthroughs in physics, chemistry, and materials science. Carlos Silva, a professor in the School of Physics and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is adding to that legacy with his research into the next generation of semiconductors for electronic devices.

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.

The Frog Tongue Is A High-Speed Adhesive

The versatile frog tongue can grab wet, hairy and slippery surfaces with equal ease. It does a lot better than our engineered adhesives – not even household tapes can firmly stick to wet or dusty surfaces. What makes this tongue even more impressive is its speed: Over 4,000 species of frog and toad snag prey faster than a human can blink. What makes the frog tongue so uniquely sticky? Our group aimed to find out.

Bernard F. Schutz Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Schutz, an adjunct professor in the School of Physics, member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, professor at Cardiff University, and former director and founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), is the recipient of top honors from the world's oldest independent scientific academy. Schutz is elected for seminal contributions to relativistic astrophysics, including driving the field of gravitational wave searches — helping lead to their direct detection in 2015.

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse at Georgia Tech

The skies over Georgia Tech will be at 97 percent darkness during the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Watfching the spectacle will require special eclipse-viewin glasses, but you'll also want to notice the changes in the environment around you as the skies get darker during this rare celestial event.

Simon Sponberg Wins Major Funding to Study Insect Brains

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation have awarded Simon Sponberg a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neurosciences for a period of three years. The award will support Sponberg’s research, described in the proposal “Timing, Learning, and Coordination in a Comprehensive, Spike-Resolved Motor Program for Flight.”

Triple Major Daniel Gurevich Represents Georgia Tech with Top USG Academic Honor

Daniel Gurevich's 2020 is off to a great start. Gurevich is the recipient of a University System of Georgia's Academic Recognition Day Award for his work on completing bachelors degrees in three majors: mathematics, physics, and industrial and systems engineering. The May candidate for graduation is also an international chess master.




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