News Archive

  • Maelstroms in the Heart Confirmed

    For the first time, researchers observe 3D vortex-like contractions of fibrillating heart muscle

    Imaging technique enables observation of the vortex-like, rotating contractions that underlie life-threatening ventricular fibrillation.

    This week in Nature, an international team reports an imaging technique to observe the vortex-like, rotating contractions that underlie life-threatening ventricular fibrillation. The technique may enable early identification of heart rhythm disorders, better understanding of cardiac disease, and development of better treatments.

  • Emily Hokett: Seeking Strength from Role Models

    Psychology Ph.D. student reflects on Black History Month

    The College of Sciences celebrates Black History Month by inviting the perspectives of African-American colleagues.

    February is Black History Month, a special time set aside to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans. The College of Sciences joins the celebration by inviting the perspectives of African-American colleagues through a two-part Q&A.

  • Chemical Biology to the Forefront

    Symposium to highlight wealth and breadth of talent in Atlanta

    It is show time for the Southeast’s talent in chemical biology – the interdisciplinary field that uses chemistry tools and methods to understand and manipulate biological systems.

    Chemical biologists at Georgia Tech and peer institutions in the Greater Atlanta area are poised for a grand debut on April 21, 2018 – at the First Annual Greater Atlanta Chemical Biology Symposium, to be held at Emory University.

  • Georgia Tech Alumnus Chad Risko Named 2018 Cottrell Scholar

    Risko was a Ph.D. student of Jean-Luc Brédas

    Risko is one of two dozen academic scientists to receive the honor this year, which comes with a $100,000 award for research and teaching.

    Chad Risko has been named a 2018 Cottrell Scholar. He is an assistant professor of chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and a researcher with the Center for Applied Energy Research. Risko received his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 2005, working with Jean-Luc Brédas in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • Keith Oden: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    Academic diversity leader reflects on Black History Month

    The College of Sciences celebrates Black History Month by inviting the perspectives of African-American colleagues.

    February is Black History Month, a special time set aside to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans. The College of Sciences joins the celebration by inviting the perspectives of African-American colleagues through a two-part Q&A.

  • Metro Atlanta High School Students Compete for a Shot at Science Olympiad

    CEISMC hosts Division C regional tournament for Science Olympiad

    Twenty high school teams from Metro Atlanta vied for chance to advance to state and national competitions.

    The Division C regional tournament that CEISMC hosted for the Science Olympiad  brought 20 high school teams to Georgia Tech. 

  • Asteroid “Time Capsules” May Help Explain How Life Started on Earth

    Asteroids provide information that could help scientists understand how life originated on Earth.

    In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs – and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining. But for researcher Nicholas Hud, asteroids play an entirely different role: that of time capsules showing what molecules originally existed in our solar system. Having that information gives scientists the starting point they need to reconstruct the complex pathway that got life started on Earth.

  • Quantum Materials Expertise at Georgia Tech

    Martin Mourigal discusses a tantalizing finding

    Martin Mourigal explains quantum spin liquids, why the recent findings are noteworthy, and the role Georgia Tech can play in quantum materials research

    Researchers in Germany and Japan report preparing a compound that could realize a quantum spin liquid, a rarely observed and delicate state of magnetic matter. Published in the journal Nature, the paper is cause for excitement among researchers in condensed-matter physics. Among them is Martin Mourigal, who wrote an accompanying News & Views piece in Nature to put the research in context and convey the excitement of the field of quantum materials.

  • Georgia Tech @ 2018 Atlanta Science Festival

    College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart is annual science fest’s first honorary chair

    The festival’s board of directors selected College of Sciences Dean and Sutherland Chair Paul M. Goldbart to serve as inaugural honorary chair.

    Spring in Atlanta is just a few weeks away, and with it arrives science festival time. The 2018 Atlanta Science Festival (2018ASF) shifts the annual festivities to fifth gear with two major innovations: two weeks of science fun – March 9-24, 2018 – instead of one and the designation of an honorary chair.

  • Agarwal, Warnke Named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows

    Early-career scholars join 124 other recipients from the U.S. and Canada

    Vinayak Agarwal and Lutz Warnke are among 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers selected to receive the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships.

    Awarded yearly by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Sloan Research Fellowships honor early-career faculty whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.