News Archive

Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers
June 19, 2019
Listen to Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, Lew Lefton, and David Hu. Be amazed with Matt Baker's card magic!
Sea ice in Antarctica showing a brown layer of ice algae (Credit Rick Cavicchioli)
June 18, 2019
An international group of microbiologists, including Georgia Tech's Frank Stewart, is warning that as science tries to search for climate-change solutions, it’s ignoring the potential consequences for climate change’s tiniest, unseen victims – the world’s microbial communities.
Benjamin Breer
June 17, 2019
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For June, we have Benjamin Breer, a physics major who just completed his first year at Georgia Tech.

June 17, 2019
When I volunteered for a study that will observe and measure movements during walking, I knew only that my participation would help researchers figure out how to make better prostheses for people missing limbs. I didn’t know that the experience would surface strong feelings of empathy for people with ambulatory problems.
2019 NGS-CR students at the peak of Irazú Volcano.
June 14, 2019
In just five weeks, we interviewed a former vice president of Costa Rica, scrambled up the slopes of a volcano, and came face to face with sloths, vipers, and bullet ants. The Nature, Governance, and Sustainability in Costa Rica (NGS-CR) Study-Abroad Program has been an unbelievable experience. From the remote jungles of Sarapiqui to the stunning peaks of Monteverde, Costa Rica has inspired us to explore and learn at every turn.
Jean-Luc Brédas
June 13, 2019
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected Jean-Luc Bredas to receive a Humboldt Research Award. The honor recognizes a researcher’s entire achievements to date. Recipients are academics whose fundamental discoveries, theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
Max Kolton (left) and Joel Kostka
June 12, 2019
It is a fact that climate is changing, but how much and how fast are the subject of debate. Georgia Tech researchers are attempting to answer these questions for peatlands, a freshwater wetland ecosystem. Their recent work indicates that warming of peatlands increases microbial production of greenhouse gases, releases more methane than carbon dioxide, reduces microbial diversity, and alters the composition of microbial communities in peat soils. 
Jiyoun Jeong (left) and Harold Kim at May 2019 graduation
June 11, 2019
Puzzling results of a recent study of short DNA sequences by Harold Kim and former graduate student Jiyoun Jeong could pave the way to properly identifying the sequence dependence of rigidity and flexibility in DNA.
Are we alone? (Credit Alternative Earths Astrobiology Center, UCR)
June 10, 2019
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life in light of the discovery that a buildup of toxic gases in the atmospheres of most planets makes them unfit for complex life as we know it.
Matt Baker and Joe Rabinoff
June 6, 2019
The journal Research in the Mathematical Sciences has selected a paper coauthored by Georgia Tech mathematicians Matthew Baker and Joseph Rabinoff as one of the inaugural recipients of its Best Article Award.