Physics

Robot Helps Study How First Land Animals Moved 360 Million Years Ago

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A new study used a robot to help understand how the first land animals moved about.
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Using mudskippers and a robot named MuddyBot, School of Physics' Dan Goldman and collaborators at Clemson and Emory used mudskippers to find evidence for the key role of fish tails in moving animals from water to land.

 

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Mudskipper

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MuddyBot Robot

Physics Majors Doing Research at Georgia Tech Visit Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Students are participants in a new program to broaden participation in undergraduate research in physics
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Students are participants in a new program to broaden participation in undergraduate research in physics

 

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Visiting ORNL in early June were (from left) Oden, Mekbib, Diaz Cruz, Sanderlin, Gazda, Blount, Wills, Adams, Mourigal (seated), White, Hines, Lott, Stumvoll, and Ashley. Photo courtesy of Keith Oden/Georgia Tech.

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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