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Congratulations, Sachin Sarath Kothandaraman

Quiz 5 Winner

Sachin Sarath Kothandaraman is a regular listener. In fact, this is his second time to win a ScienceMatters quiz. The first time was for Season 1. 

Sachin is pursuing a master's degree in bioinformatics. He works in the lab of Fredrik Vannberg, developing an open-source data analysis platform for multidimensional analysis of tumor data from individual patients.

The goals are to improve prediction of individuals' response to drugs and to understand the microenvironment of tumors.

Home for Sachin is Chennai, India. He listens to ScienceMatters during breaks from work or in the gym.

ScienceMatters "is a wonderful medium to talk about the amazing research in the College of Sciences," Sachin says. "The podcasts are brief, easy to understand, and fun and effective in making current research accessible to communities within and outside of Georgia Tech. 

As quiz winner, Sachin will take home our popular periodic table T-shirt and our exclusive ScienceMatters business card holder, pen, and note pads.

Thanks for listening, Sachin!
 

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Season 2 Episodes

ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode Preview: A New Season of Science Discovery

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

What is earthquake “music?” Can coral reefs devastated by climate change be saved? Does science support the supposed benefits of meditation? More tales of curiosity and discovery are coming in Season 2 of ScienceMatters, the podcast of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 1: Real Rock ‘n’ Roll: The “Music” of Earthquake

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

When the Earth’s tectonic plates collide and slide, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Zhigang Peng takes data from seismic sensors and creates “earthquake music.” The results can help scientists learn more about what goes on beneath the planet’s crust.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 2: The Science Behind OOOMMMMM

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

There’s more to meditation than just chanting mantras in your favorite yoga studio. Practitioners claim the benefits include better mental and physical health. Does the data back that up? School of Psychology Professor Paul Verhaeghen researches the science behind meditation.  

 

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 3: Helping Glaucoma Patients

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

Glaucoma usually affects older people, but a form of the eye disease can strike younger patients, including children. That keeps School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Raquel Lieberman hard at work studying wayward proteins that may hold the key to new treatments for the second-leading cause of blindness.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, Episode 4: Coral Reefs in Mortal Peril

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

One of the top algae scientists in the world, award-winning School of Biological Sciences Professor and Chairman Mark Hay, gives a grim prognosis for the world’s coral reefs. First of a two-part episode.

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 5: Hope for Coral Reefs

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

In Part Two of our podcast with School of Biological Sciences Professor and Chair Mark Hay, the scientists says some coral reefs damaged by climate change could heal themselves – if given the chance. 

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 6: Pee Pee Pipes and Other Animal Curiosities

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

His incessant curiosity inspires David Hu to search for the physics among water-walking geckos, bridge-building ants..and urinating zoo animals. Hu, an assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, has a joint appointment with the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. This conversation is an edited excerpt from the Uncommon Engineer podcast. (Our thanks to Steven McLaughlin, Dean of the College of Engineering.)

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ScienceMatters - Season 2, episode 7: Searching for Life on Mars and Beyond

Broadcast Date: February 26, 2019

Kennda Lynch studies ancient lakes on Earth that serve as stand-ins for Mars’ formerly-flooded craters. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences postdoctoral researcher helps NASA look for potential landing sites on the planet, while also helping to build Georgia Tech’s astrobiology community. 

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