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American Physics Society Fellows Flavio Fenton and Carlos Silva
September 26, 2019
The American Physical Society (APS) has elected Flavio Fenton and Carlos Silva to the Society's 2019 Fellows. Fenton is a professor in the School of Physics. Silva is a professor in the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry and of Physics.
Dean Susan Lozier welcomed guests to the 2019 summer dinner. (Photo by Renay San Miguel)
September 25, 2019
The College of Sciences held its annual summer dinner on Sept. 18, hosted by Susan Lozier, the new dean and Betsy Middleton and John Clark Sutherland Chair of the College of Sciences. The gathering has become a tradition for welcoming new members; recognizing excellence in research, instruction, and service; and affirming the College’s special community of scholars.
Courtney Moore (Photo by Maureen Rouhi)
September 25, 2019
Chemistry Ph.D. student Courtney Moore is the inaugural winner of ScienceMatters Season 3 quizzes. 
Adobe house
September 24, 2019
A new population genetics study shows that Americans with early European or early African ancestry can also have Native American gene groups.
profile of Chris Reinhard
September 24, 2019
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Assistant Professor Chris Reinhard studies the early Earth in the hopes of learning clues about potential Earths outside our solar system.  
Nasrin Hooshmand and Mostafa El-Sayed
September 23, 2019
A new study has advanced silver nanoparticles toward the goal of single-molecule detection.
Tech Tower
September 23, 2019
The Office of International Initiatives announces the launch of the Georgia Tech Guide for Responsible International Activities, a new online resource regarding guidelines, policies, and procedures around the Institute’s global activities and partnerships.
Printed Sensor
September 20, 2019
Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires.
Close-up of Smart Active Particle
September 18, 2019
Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
Kimberly Chen (left) and Matthew Herron (Credit: Jennifer Pentz)
September 17, 2019
Multicellular life is one of the most astonishing wonders on Earth, but why and how does it arise in the first place, and at what cost? To help answer these questions, we exposed single-celled algae to predators and watched them evolve into multicellular life. Within a year, they had formed groups of cells to avoid being eaten - but at a price.