Physics

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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Observatory Catches Neutrinos in a South Pole Block of Ice

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The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is helping unravel one of the key scientific mysteries.
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Glass or Plastic? Container’s Properties Affect the Viscosity of Nanoscale Water

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At the nanoscale, the properties of containers holding liquids can affect their viscosity.
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Researchers Determine Protein Structure for New Antimicrobial Target

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A study of protein membranes could provide drug designers with a new target for anti-microbial compounds.
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Pablo Laguna Takes the Helm of Physics

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This month, professor Pablo Laguna was named the new chair of the School of Physics.
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Control Scheme Dynamically Maintains Unstable Quantum System

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Researchers have demonstrated a way to maintain an unstable quantum system by applying bursts of microwave radiation.
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MOOC Experiments with Teaching Strategies

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Having videos available so that she could learn at her own pace — that’s what Theresa Sorrentino enjoyed most about her recent online class experience.
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