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Women Who Lead
Celebrating the women who are making a difference in research and inspiring future generations to make their own history.
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
Eos article led by Joel Kostka spotlights ten years of advances in genomics, analysis of how ecosystems react to oil spills
From the video, "The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do," by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell.
Joshua Weitz, M.G. Finn, Daniel Cornforth, and James Gurney share COVID-19 expertise with media in Atlanta and around the globe.
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.
David Sherrill’s research group points to artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up the process of identifying drugs with big data
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).
Students and researchers from around the globe recently convened at the 7th Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium — from the comfort of their own couches. Here's how.
Nature Astronomy, March 2020
Study on intermediate-mass black holes, multiband gravitational waves takes the spotlight in this month's Nature Astronomy.
M.G. Finn, Professor and Chair, James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Photo/Video: 11Alive)
Georgia Tech scientists talk epidemiology, vaccine timelines, and climate comparisons with 11Alive, AJC, The New York Times

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