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Gravitational Waves Detected Again

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Pair of colliding black holes send signal from 1.4 billion years ago
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Pair of colliding black holes send signal from 1.4 billion years ago

 

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Spiral Dance of Black Holes

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Merger of two black holes and gravitational waves

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Georgia Tech LIGO Group

Computational Astrophysics Goes to Capitol Hill

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School of Physics’ John Wise Roots for More Supercomputing
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John H. Wise speaking at a Capitol Hill briefing after screening of "Solar Superstorms," a documentary funded by NSF. Wise urged support for more supercomputing.

The Contrarian Dance of DNA

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A piece of DNA’s movements are often counterintuitive to those of objects in our everyday grasp.
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Have a close-up look at DNA; you’ll see it wiggles in the oddest way.

Put more scientifically, a piece of DNA’s movements are often counterintuitive to those of objects in our everyday grasp. Take a rod of rubber, for example. Bend it until its ends meet, and you can count on the elastic tension to snap it back straight when you let go, said biological physicist Harold Kim.

5th Annual Squishy Physics Saturday

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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A HAWC’s-Eye View of the Sky

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Results of the first year of operation of HAWC, the gamma ray observatory located in Mexico, are now available.
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HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory

The observatory, consisting of 300 Cherenkov detectors, lies between Pico de Orizaba, Mexico's tallest mountain, and Sierra Negra, seen in the background.

Georgia Tech PhD Student Called To Meet India's Prime Minister

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Karan Jani was asked to join with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the National Science Foundation as they forge the future of space exploration in India.
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Einstein Was Correct (Again): Gravitational Waves Observed

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For the first time ever, a gravitational wave has been observed. A team of global researchers announced the finding on Thursday, February 11.
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College of Sciences Faculty, Postdocs and Student Researchers Play Crucial Role in Landmark Discovery of Gravitational Waves.

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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction
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Searching for Gravitational Waves: An Update

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A century after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation (NSF) gathers scientists on Feb. 11 for an update on efforts to detect these elusive ripples in the cosmos.
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For this Nanocatalyst, One Atom Makes a Big Difference

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Researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene.
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Combining experimental investigations and theoretical simulations, researchers have explained why platinum nanoclusters of a specific size range facilitate the hydrogenation reaction used to produce ethane from ethylene. The research offers new insights into the role of cluster shapes in catalyzing reactions at the nanoscale, and could help materials scientists optimize nanocatalysts for a broad class of other reactions.

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