College of Sciences

Welcome to the College of Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology

Who We Are

Georgia Tech College of Sciences cultivates curiosity, encourages exploration, and fosters innovation to develop scientific solutions for a better world. Our connected community of scientists and mathematicians collaborates across disciplines and challenges to achieve excellence in science, teaching, and research. Working across six internationally ranked schools with the brightest young minds in our fields, we mentor future leaders to identify and push the frontiers of human knowledge, imagination, and innovation. Explore more.

Latest News

A sheen of oil coats the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in June 2010, as ships work to help control the Deepwater Horizon spill. Credit: kris krüg, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0/Eos Magazine
A new article from Georgia Tech professor Joel Kostka highlights the advances made in microbial science in the 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the world's worst environmental disaster. 

March 31, 2020
Women Who Lead
March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on women's contributions to American history, society, and culture. At Tech, we celebrate the women who are making a difference in research and inspiring future generations to make their own history. 

March 31, 2020
From the video, "The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do," by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.
COVID-19 has sent many to seek out the latest information and ask questions about the spread of the virus in Georgia and whether initial sources of the coronavirus in the state can be tracked. Georgia Tech College of Sciences faculty and researchers continue to share insights and expertise in news reports focused on the topic.

March 30, 2020
David Sherrill, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and School of Computational Science and Engineering; associate director of the Georgia Tech Institute for Data Engineering and Science.
A Georgia Tech research group led by computational chemist David Sherrill, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is offering new tools, including artificial intelligence-based resources, for helping scientists involved in drug discovery efforts. 

March 30, 2020
Georgia Tech faculty and students successfully hosted the 7th Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium online, the weekend of March 14-15, 2020 (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston).
Over two days of keynotes, expert talks, a poster session and awards ceremony, students and researchers from around the globe convened at Georgia Tech’s 7th Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium to network and share the latest field developments and insights — all from the comfort of their own couches. Here's how.

March 24, 2020
Nature Astronomy, March 2020
Study on intermediate-mass black holes, multiband gravitational waves takes the spotlight in this month's Nature Astronomy.

March 23, 2020
M.G. Finn, Professor and Chair, James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Photo/Video: 11Alive)
COVID-19 has sent many to seek out the latest information and ask questions about immunology, disease tracking, and how vaccines are developed. Georgia Tech College of Sciences faculty from three schools recently shared insights and expertise in news reports focused on the topic.

March 18, 2020

Events

Apr
09
2020
This talk is co-sponsored by the College of Sciences and the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology
Apr
20
2020
A Frontiers in Science Lecture by William Croft Ratcliff, Georgia Institute of Technology
May
03 to 07
2020
Georgia Tech hosts annual international meeting on color-changing materials and devices.

Faculty Features

  • Barbs of a feather lock together

    When a bird extends its wings in flight, microscopic fasteners stick to each other to prevent gaps between the feathers and improve the bird’s macroscopic maneuverability. “This fastener mechanism is showing the deeper physics understanding underneath the interesting biological structure that we’ve appreciated,” says Simon Sponberg, a biophysicist at Georgia Tech.

    Physics Today, Apr 1, 2020

  • Key ingredient in coronavirus tests comes from Yellowstone’s lakes

    A curious life-form that lives in the park’s thermal pools makes a protein that changed the course of biomedical history. “There’s just this whole host of diversity that is otherwise unknown and uncategorized,” says Justin Lawrence, a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology who studies microbial diversity in Antarctica.

    National Geographic, Mar 31, 2020

  • The Heady, Intricate Beauty of Watching Whiskey Evaporate

    When American whiskey evaporates, it leaves behind webs, or fingerprints of sorts, that could help sleuths identify counterfeit swill. The beauty of this work, says physicist Peter Yunker of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is that it both visualizes the whiskey web phenomenon and describes why the phenomenon happens.

    Wired, Mar 26, 2020