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At just a few inches under our feet, the rhizosphere is described as a "hotspot for microbes." (Photo by Chad Ralston)
Georgia Tech scientists and engineers are building a new DOE-funded instrument that captures 3D images of plant-microbe chemical reactions underground in an interdisciplinary effort to develop biofuels and fertilizers — and help mitigate climate change.
An underwater hydrothermal vent, or "black smoker." (Photo: NOAA)
Chris Reinhard, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences associate professor, co-authors a new theory about the Earth's phosphorus cycle, which could give scientists a better chance to detect signs of life on other rocky planets in the search for habitable worlds.
Raquel Lieberman
Lieberman, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is the inaugural chair of the Kelly Sepcic Pfeil, Ph.D. Faculty Endowment Fund. The College of Sciences alumna-funded effort is designed to increase the number of women faculty in the School, and to help narrow the gender gap in STEM degrees and careers.
Georgia Tech-Lorraine
For over 30 years, Georgia Tech-Lorraine has led the European presence in Georgia Tech’s commitment to academics, research, and innovation. Now, the campus joins an extensive network of universities and industry partners throughout Europe with that same commitment.
Traffic in Atlanta
A new cohort study, led by researchers at Emory University in collaboration with Pengfei Liu and Rodney Weber of Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, shows that long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risks for developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
William York
Learn about four undergrad researchers serving as catalysts for innovation and development in their respective fields — and representing Georgia Tech’s mission in developing leadership and improving the human condition.
The Future of Space Exploration
Georgia Tech points to what’s next, and how the Institute will contribute. “Discovering life beyond Earth would fundamentally change humanity’s perspective on our place in the universe,” says Earth and Atmospheric Sciences' Jennifer Glass. “Integrating astrobiology – the search of life in the universe – into space missions in order to know if and when we detect life on other planetary bodies, including exoplanets, is an exciting challenge currently underway.”
Michael Wolf is the new chair of the School of Mathematics, effective summer 2022. (Photo: Simons Foundation)
The College of Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Wolf as the new chair of the School of Mathematics, effective summer 2022. His three-decade tenure at Rice University has stretched through mathematics research and education, to diversity and equity, undergraduate admissions and life, to strategy and development.
Collision and merger of two black holes, resulting in the first detection of gravitational waves, GW150914, by LIGO. (Photo LIGO/SXS.)
School of Physics graduate students and undergraduates analyze new data on ‘wonderful diversity’ of black holes and neutron stars for catalog of gravitational wave events.
A barred owl on a tree in green space between the IBB and IEN buildings. Photo by Yumiko Sakurai
“I don’t think most people are aware of wildlife on campus,” shares Emily Weigel, senior academic professional in the School of Biological Sciences. Atlanta is often called the “city in a forest” because of its lush canopy of trees, uncommon for a major city. In the heart of that forest sits Georgia Tech’s 400-acre campus. And within campus lies a variety of wildlife that's made Georgia Tech its home.
Tara Holdampf
Satellite counselor Tara Holdampf will provide confidential consultations and support for students, virtually and from the Molecular Science and Engineering Building.