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Winners of 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Credit: Nobel Media)
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded "for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos." Georgia Tech scientists John Wise, Gongjie Li, and Chris Reinhard reflect on the award-winning work and its impact on their own research.

October 9, 2019
Baylor Reini
First-year biochemistry major Baylor Reini wins quiz 3 of ScienceMatters Season 3.

October 9, 2019
Winners of 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Credit: Nobel Media)
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” Georgia Tech assistant professors Amit Reddi and Young Jang reflect on the downstream effects of the award-winning work.

October 8, 2019
School of Mathematics Professor Rafael de la Llave
Mathematical concepts that have been around for centuries could help NASA save on fuel for future trips to the solar system's outer planets and moons, thanks to research from School of Mathematics Professor Rafael de la Llave.

October 8, 2019
Benjamin Breer has a flair for science (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
Benjamin Breer is a second-year student doing a double major in physics and aerospace engineering. Last summer, while still a first-year student, he submitted his first first-author paper – “Energetic Ion Dynamics in the Perturbed Electromagnetic Fields near Europa” – to the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, which published the work on Sept. 6. The findings have significance for missions to search for life on Europa, a moon of Jupiter that is high on NASA’s list of places outside Earth to explore for life. The paper is likely to be the first of many scientific reports from Breer, who says, “I always feel like there is something else to be discovered.”

October 7, 2019
Stefan France
Stefan France is the 2019 recipient of the Mentor on the Map award of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). He will receive the award at the 46th NOBCChE Annual Awards Ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, in November.

October 4, 2019
Joe Lachance
NIH supporting Petit Institute/School of Biological Sciences researcher’s research strategy

October 3, 2019
Margaret Kosal
To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, Tech students, faculty, and staff talk about their favorite elements. For October, we have Margaret Kosal, from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.  

October 2, 2019
Lively Pacific reef
Corals exude chemical defenses against bacteria, but when heated in the lab, those defenses lost much potency against a pathogen involved in coral bleaching. There's hope: A key coral's defense was heartier when that coral was taken from an area where fishing was banned. Plenty of fish were left to eat away seaweed that was overgrowing corals elsewhere and may have weakened the key coral's defenses even more.

October 2, 2019
Vinodhini Comandur
Aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Vinodhini wins quiz 2 of ScienceMatters Season 3. 

October 2, 2019
Amanda Stockton in office
The search for life elsewhere in the solar system can start at the most inhospitable regions of Earth, like Iceland’s volcanic landscape, or frigid Antarctic waters. Amanda Stockton, assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, talks about her astrobiology field work for NASA. 

October 1, 2019