News Archive

Front Cover of "50 Years of First-Passage Percolation" (Courtesy of American Mathematical Society)
February 12, 2018
First-passage percolation (FPP) is a simplified model to describe growth in a random medium. The field has grown rapidly in the past 10 years, but the last comprehensive survey of the field took place in the 1980’s. This book summarizes the state of the art for graduate students and researchers planning to work on this topic.
Jim Sowell Explains Winter's Starry Nights
February 8, 2018
The next time you are outside on a cloudless night, look up at the stars. If they look brighter or seem clearer during these winter nights, it’s not your imagination. Winter is actually better than summer when it comes to sky gazing.
High Flux Isotope Reactor, most powerful of its kind in the world
February 6, 2018
A pioneering glimpse inside elusive cell membranes illuminates a player in cell health but also in hepatitis C and in Alzheimer's. With the most powerful research neutron beams in the country, researchers open a portal into the hidden world of intramembrane proteins, which a third of the human genome is required to create.
Suddath crowd
February 4, 2018
Annual two-day event showcases thought leaders in microbiology research from Georgia Tech and beyond
Healthy vs damaged yeast (Courtesy of Yury Chernoff)
February 1, 2018
Abnormal proteins called amyloids are strongly implicated in Alzheimer's disease and other deadly diseases. Researchers have not been able to explain how harmless, normal protein sequences go awry and assume the deadly amyloid shape. To study the initial amyloid nucleation, Georgia Tech researchers and their collaborators turned to yeast as a model to study the human amyloids. The researchers successfully applied the method to several proteins, allowing for deeper understanding of abnormal protein aggregation.
A January 2000 total lunar eclipse (Photo by NASA)
January 29, 2018
The good news is that we don't need special eyeglasses to watch the Jan. 31, 2018, lunar eclipse. The bad news is that we won't see totality as the moon will set before it happens. 
Professor Younan Xia
January 29, 2018
Researchers have published the first part of what they expect to be a database showing the kinetics involved in producing colloidal metal nanocrystals – which are suitable for catalytic, biomedical, photonic and electronic applications – through an autocatalytic mechanism. 
Colin Parker
January 26, 2018
Strange things happen at ultracold temperatures, when thermal energy is removed from a system and what remains is only the intrinsic energy of the particles in it. So-called quantum systems are the subject of intense curiosity, because of the interesting materials they have yielded.
Athanasios Nenes and Annalisa Bracco
January 17, 2018
Georgia Tech has developed a new way of mining data from climate data sets that is more self-contained than traditional tools. The methodology brings out commonalities of data sets without as much expertise from the user, allowing scientists to trust the data and get more robust — and transparent — results.
Mark Hay, Recipient of 2018 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal (Courtesy of National Academy of Sciences)
January 17, 2018
Mark E. Hay, Regents Professor and Harry and Linda Teasley Chair in the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech, is the recipient of the 2018 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal of the National Academy of Sciences. The award recognizes Hay’s research into algal science, with implications for the world’s imperiled coral reefs.