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Professor John Wise receives inaugural College of Sciences Eric R. Immel Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Congratulations to Professor John Wise for receiving the inaugural College of Sciences Eric R. Immel Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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Congratulations to Professor John Wise for receiving the inaugural College of Sciences Eric R. Immel Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is named for the late Georgia Tech Professor of Mathematics Eric Immel, that recognizes exemplary teaching in foundational classes in the prior academic year to a junior faculty member.

HAWC captures evidence of powerful cosmic visitors

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In the shadow of Mexico’s tallest mountain, an array of 300 water-filled silver tanks is capturing the calling cards left by powerful visitors from our galaxy and beyond.
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In the shadow of Mexico’s tallest mountain, an array of 300 water-filled silver tanks is capturing the calling cards left by powerful visitors from our galaxy and beyond. The tanks are the most visible components of the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), a one-of-its-kind facility designed to gather information about high-energy gamma rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

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Researchers who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device.
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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device.

Georgia Tech joins hunt for gravitational waves as a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

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Georgia Tech is now part of another major international scientific research project: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).
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With the arrival of associate professor Laura Cadonati, the Georgia Institute of Technology is now part of another major international scientific research project: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

Thermonuclear X-ray bursts on neutron stars set speed record

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A new study of thermonuclear X-ray bursts on neutron stars reveals that shells can be expelled at speeds up to 30% of the speed of light.
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Written by SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

Co-flowing liquids can stabilize chaotic “whipping” in microfluidic jets

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Researchers have now learned to control the chaotic structure that results from microfluidic jets.
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Industrial wet spinning processes produce fibers from polymers and other materials by using tiny needles to eject continuous jets of liquid precursors. The electrically charged liquids ejected from the needles normally exhibit a chaotic “whipping” structure as they enter a secondary liquid that surrounds the microscopic jets.

But the liquid jets sometimes form a helical wave. And that was intriguing to Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, an associate professor in the School of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Small, but plentiful: how the faintest galaxies illuminated the early universe

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The researchers used computer simulations to demonstrate the faintest and smallest galaxies in the early universe were essential.
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Light from tiny galaxies over 13 billion years ago played a larger role than previously thought in creating the conditions in the universe as we know it today, a new study has found. Ultraviolet (UV) light from stars in these faint dwarf galaxies helped strip interstellar hydrogen of electrons in a process called reionization.

Two Tech Students Named Goldwater Scholars

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Thomas Kieffer and Mohamad Ali Najia both aspire to conduct research in their fields and teach at a university level.
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Ballistic Transport in Graphene Suggests New Type of Electronic Device

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Using electrons more like photons could provide the foundation for a new type of electronic device that would capitalize on the ability of graphene to carry electrons with almost no resistance.
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Professor Daniel Goldman Receives the PECASE

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Georgia Tech Physics Professor Gains Nation’s Highest Honor for Work in Physics.
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