News Archive

David Ballantyne
January 7, 2020
Simulations show X-rays from neutron stars blasting surrounding plasma. Results open a new way to study the physics of accretion disks.
Current, heavy silicon solar panels
December 19, 2019
A minuscule chemical tweak is advancing an organic solar technology that was believed unviable.
Jess Hunt-Ralston
December 19, 2019
A Georgia Tech graduate and former employee of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, currently working with the Atlanta BeltLine development project, is returning to campus to take on a new role: College of Sciences Communications Director.
Andrea Welsh and Flavio Fenton of the School of Physics.
December 18, 2019
Two School of Physics scientists have published instructions for using powerful, lower-cost microcontrollers that can make biophysics research more accessible.
Rendering of the Burrowing Robot with Integrated Sensing System (BRISS).
December 17, 2019
An interdisciplinary research group from Georgia Tech has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to design an advanced self-propelled robot to explore the soil subsurface and record a range of signals as it advances. The project is led by principal investigator Chloé Arson, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The research team includes faculty from across the Institute, including Daniel Goldman from the School of Physics.
Hummingbird-sized hawk moth
December 17, 2019
By capturing and analyzing nearly all of the brain signals sent to the wing muscles of hawk moths, researchers have shown that precise timing within rapid sequences of neural signal spikes is essential to controlling the flight muscles necessary for the moths to eat.
Tech Women Explorers of the Universe (Photos by Allison Carter)
December 16, 2019
With Atlanta hosting the Miss Universe competition this weekend, we want the world to meet the women right here at Tech who are exploring the universe, each in her own exciting way. They are our very own cadre who give new meaning to the title “Miss Universe" in 2019.  
2019: A very good year
December 12, 2019
The College of Sciences had abundant reasons to celebrate in 2019. It started the year by honoring a 150-year-old icon that remains relevant in labs and classrooms.    
(From left) Hongyi Zhou, Jeffrey Skolnick, and Mu Gao (Courtesy of Jeff Skolnick)
December 11, 2019
How chiral systems emerged is one of the key questions of origins-of-life research. Many explanations have been proposed. Now a Georgia Tech team examining the problem suggests that stability is what drove the emergence of chiral systems.