News Archive

  • I Saw That. Brain Mechanisms Create Confidence About Things Seen

    How your brain makes you aware that you actually are seeing what you see just got less mysterious.

    At the threshold of what we call consciousness is a brain function that makes you feel confidently aware that you are actually seeing what you see. Psychologists at Georgia Tech have observed a mechanism involved in making it work.

  • Collard To Serve as College of Sciences' Interim Dean

    Appointment will take effect on Aug. 1, 2018

    David M. Collard, professor and associate dean, will serve as interim dean of the College of Sciences.

    David M. Collard, professor and associate dean, will serve as interim dean of the College of Sciences. Collard will officially assume the role on Aug. 1, following the departure of dean Paul Goldbart.

  • Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

    It's well-known that quantum particles are just plain weird, but some now appear much weirder than previously thought.

    Know those particles that can be in two places at the same time and are not just particles but also waves? They appear to move in even weirder ways than previously thought. Theoretical physicists at Georgia Tech applied a week's worth of extreme computing power to predict the movements of fermions by including quantum optics, or light-like, ideas in their mathematical, theoretical modeling of how these specks of ultracold matter take flight.

  • Bacterial Conversations in Cystic Fibrosis

    For the first time, scientists determine the reach of quorum sensing in an infection

    Georgia tech researchers obtain benchmark data for the impact of spatial arrangement in bacterial signaling in a cystic fibrosis model.

    Despite the wealth of information about how bacteria communicate, little is known about how quorum sensing proceeds during an infection. Georgia Tech researchers describe for the first time how close bacteria need to be to “talk” in an environment similar to chronic infection in cystic fibrosis.   

  • Leadership Transition in the School of Psychology

    Mark Wheeler takes over as interim chair

    Mark Wheeler assumes leadership as Frank Durso steps down as interim chair.

    Until a permanent chair is appointed, Mark Wheeler will serve as interim chair of the School of Psychology.

  • Toward the Next Magnetic Materials

    Henry La Pierre to push frontiers with Beckman Young Investigator Award

    Award will support La Pierre’s fundamental explorations of magnetic exchange in f-block elements

    School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Henry La Pierre has received a Beckman Young Investigator Award to pursue research that would establish the foundation for innovations in magnetic materials based on f-block elements.

  • Multimillion-Dollar Center for Math, Biology

    National Science Foundation and Simons Foundation launch $40 M project to advance both field

    Project consists of three centers, including the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology at Georgia Tech.

    The National Science Foundation and Simons Foundation have launched a multimillion-dollar national project to advance mathematics and biology. The project comprises three centers, including one based in the Georgia Institute of Technology. The project aims to convey the benefits of physics’ age-old intertwining with math upon biology, a science historically less connected with it.

  • Study Shows How Bacteria Behave Differently in Humans Compared to the Lab

    Study shows how bacteria behave differently in humans versus the lab.

    Most of what we know today about deadly bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa was obtained from studies done in laboratory settings. Research reported May 14 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that this laboratory-based information may have important limits for predicting how these bugs behave once they’ve invaded humans.

  • A Promising Fingerprint of Extraterrestrial Life

    Scientists propose seasonality of atmospheric ozone as a sensitive indicator of life in low-oxygen planets

    Scientists are developing the use of dynamic biosignatures – based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere – in the search for life in distant planets.

    In the search for alien life, scientists hope that the use of dynamic biosignatures based on seasonal changes in the Earth’s atmosphere will eliminate false positives and false negatives

  • A Dean's Valedictory, Part 2

    Paul Goldbart reflects on the gravitational-wave breakthrough and what’s next for the College of Sciences

    Paul Goldbart, the outgoing dean of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, reflects on the college's growth during his tenure.

    We continue our conversation with outgoing College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart as he reflects on his time at Georgia Tech and shares his thoughts on the college's opportunities for future growth.