Experts In The News
Monday on Political Rewind, a look at how Georgia public schools and the state’s universities continue to grapple with how to hold classes safely as the school year begins. Joshua Weitz, Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Weitz Group, joins as a panelist.
Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jul 27, 2020
Researchers at Georgia Tech launched an interactive site so that users can visualize and assess the risk that people with Covid-19 will be present at a wedding, party or other event they are planning to attend. Nightly's Myah Ward talked to lead developer Joshua Weitz about the tool and what he wants it to accomplish.
Politico, Jul 25, 2020
In “2100: A Climate Odyssey,” North America’s largest time machine would teleport the audience to the Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, the Great Barrier Reef, the Congo Basin, and Siberia, Russia. The drama was advertised to show how climate change would alter these places by the end of the century. As the show came to a close, some real-life science professionals made their way on the stage to answer questions, including Kim Cobb and Carl Parker, a meteorologist from The Weather Channel.
The Xylom, Jul 24, 2020
If physical distancing measures in the United States are relaxed while there is still no Covid-19 vaccine or treatment, and while personal protective equipment remains in short supply, the number of resulting infections could be about the same as if distancing had never been implemented to begin with, according to a UCLA-led study that's co-authored by Martin Short.
UCLA Newsroom, Jul 24, 2020