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Blending Old and New Schools: Machine Learning Mixes with Traditional Science Principles

A quartet of School of Physics researchers has come up with a roadmap that blends powerful new machine learning tools with traditional scientific investigative techniques and theories, all in the hopes of solving the biggest problems in science, engineering, and medicine.

Subterranean Investigations

We’ve seen robots take to the air, dive beneath the waves, and perform all sorts of maneuvers on land. Now, physicists at Georgia Tech and engineers at UC Santa Barbara are exploring the shallow underground world with a fast, steerable, burrowing soft robot.

Neutrons Piece Together 40-year Puzzle Behind Iron-iodide’s Mysterious Magnetism

Advanced materials with more novel properties are almost always developed by adding more elements to the list of ingredients. But quantum research suggests some simpler materials might already have advanced properties that scientists just couldn’t see, until now, thanks to new work from researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Tennessee–Knoxville.

Institute for Materials (IMat) Announces Initiative Leads and Science Advisor

Georgia Tech Institute for Materials (IMat) has created a new Science Advisor position and a team of Initiative Leaders to shape the future of IMat. School of Physics' Martin Mourigal will serve as 2021 Science Advisor, and Chandra Raman as 2021 Initiative Lead for Condensed Matter: Materials for Quantum Science and Technology.

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.

Simple Robots, Smart Algorithms: Meet the BOBbots

Inspired by a theoretical model of particles moving around on a chessboard, new robot swarm research led by Georgia Tech shows that, as magnetic interactions increase, dispersed “dumb robots” can abruptly gather in large, compact clusters to accomplish complex tasks. Researchers report that these “BOBbots” (behaving, organizing, buzzing bots) are also capable of collectively clearing debris that is too heavy for one alone to move, thanks to a robust algorithm.

Research Papers on Estimating Covid-19 Risk at Events, Hidden Symmetries in Origami Capture Annual Sigma Xi Honors

Professors in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physics capture top annual honors from the Georgia Tech chapter of Sigma Xi scientific research society.

Julia Kubanek Named Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research

Julia Kubanek, professor of biological sciences and chemistry and biochemistry, and associate dean for Research in Georgia Tech’s College of Sciences, has been named vice president for Interdisciplinary Research, effective July 1.

40 College of Sciences Faculty Honored by Students in Class of 1934 CIOS Awards, CTL Honor Roll

Instead of grades from faculty, it's evaluations from the students for the Class of 1934 Awards from the Center for Teaching and Learning. 40 College of Sciences faculty are among those who are receiving honors and accolades.

Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning Honors Seven College of Sciences Faculty with Annual Teaching Awards

Seven faculty members from five schools in the College of Sciences are among those honored with annual Spring awards from Georgia Tech's Center for Teaching and Learning that celebrate innovation in teaching.