News Archive

Reviewing data on bacteria
June 7, 2018
What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome – the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins.
Health, Genes and Society: Sample of Spring 2018 Projects
June 6, 2018
BIOL 4803C, “Health, Genes and Society,” is a nontraditional course taught by Greg Gibson. It aims to engage students in problems related to personalized medicine. Students form small teams working throughout the semester on a project. The projects reveal students who are curious, skeptical, socially aware, goal-oriented, and intent on providing solutions to societal problems.
From left: Marcus Bray, Rebecca Rapf, George Tan, Adriana Lozoya (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
June 4, 2018
Georgia Tech Ph.D. students and postdocs host AbGradCon 2018 on June 4-8, 2018. The annual Astrobiology Graduate Conference provides a unique setting for graduate students and early-career scientists to share their research, collaborate, and network.
Ann Johnson with Dean Goldbart (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
June 4, 2018
The College of Sciences recognizes 11 students who excel in research and service. 
Rahnev applies TMS
June 4, 2018
At the threshold of what we call consciousness is a brain function that makes you feel confidently aware that you are actually seeing what you see. Psychologists at Georgia Tech have observed a mechanism involved in making it work.
David Collard
June 1, 2018
David M. Collard, professor and associate dean, will serve as interim dean of the College of Sciences. Collard will officially assume the role on Aug. 1, following the departure of dean Paul Goldbart.
NASA ultracold matter experiment on the ISS
June 1, 2018
Know those particles that can be in two places at the same time and are not just particles but also waves? They appear to move in even weirder ways than previously thought. Theoretical physicists at Georgia Tech applied a week's worth of extreme computing power to predict the movements of fermions by including quantum optics, or light-like, ideas in their mathematical, theoretical modeling of how these specks of ultracold matter take flight.
Bacterial conversations
May 31, 2018
Despite the wealth of information about how bacteria communicate, little is known about how quorum sensing proceeds during an infection. Georgia Tech researchers describe for the first time how close bacteria need to be to “talk” in an environment similar to chronic infection in cystic fibrosis.   
Mark Wheeler
May 30, 2018
Until a permanent chair is appointed, Mark Wheeler will serve as interim chair of the School of Psychology.
Henry La Pierre
May 29, 2018
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Professor Henry La Pierre has received a Beckman Young Investigator Award to pursue research that would establish the foundation for innovations in magnetic materials based on f-block elements.