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The Trinity Demonstrator telescope. (Photo Nepomuk Otte)
, The Trinity Demonstrator team, graduate scholar Jordan Bogdan, postdoctoral scholar Mariia Fedkevych, graduate scholar Sofia Stepanoff, and Professor Nepomuk Otte.

Physics Professor Nepomuk Otte and students have developed the Trinity Demonstrator to search for sources of high-energy neutrinos that contain clues to the early universe.


Thom Orlando (left) and Brant Jones

New Nature Astronomy research by Thom Orlando and Brant Jones shows electrons from Earth may contribute to the formation of water on the Moon’s surface. The work may impact our understanding of how water — a critical resource for life and sustained future human missions to the Moon — formed and continues to evolve on the lunar surface.

College of Sciences Dean Susan Lozier (top left) with 2023's new CoS Advisory Board members and board leadership. (Photo: Benjamin Zhao)
, 2022's new College of Sciences Advisory Board members. (Photo Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Alumni will lend their expertise to Dean Susan Lozier and College administrators regarding priorities and direction for sciences education and research.

Physicists from around the country come to Georgia Tech for a recent machine learning conference. (Photo Benjamin Zhao)
, School of Physics Professor Tamara Bogdanovic prepares to ask a question at the recent machine learning conference at Georgia Tech. (Photo Benjamin Zhao)
, Matthew Golden, graduate student researcher in the School of Physics, presents at a recent machine learning conference at Georgia Tech. (Photo Benjamin Zhao)

Physicists from Georgia Tech and around the country shared their AI and ML research successes, and heard presentations from NSF and NASA officials on the funding landscape for proposals that include the technologies.


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Jim Sowell talks about Georgia Tech's observatory, what can be learned from an eclipse, and why you should watch for it wherever you are.

UCEM Fellows (clockwise from top left) Sarah E. Gonzalez, Danielle Grau, Sierra Knavel, Tony Lemos, Autumn Peterson.png

With goals to boost science, engineering, and computing Ph.D. researchers from underserved populations, UCEM grows in 2023 to include students from Schools of Biological Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.


Hawkmoth flight muscles exhibit delayed stretch activation, a hallmark of asynchronous flight.

Many insects fly synchronously, matching the nervous system pulses to wing movement. But smaller insects don’t have the mechanics for this and must flap their wings harder, which works only up to a certain point. That’s where asynchronous flight comes in.

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In a groundbreaking study, a team of Georgia Tech researchers has unveiled a remarkable discovery: the identification of novel bacterial proteins that play a vital role in the formation and stability of methane clathrates, which trap methane gas beneath the seafloor. These newfound proteins not only suppress methane clathrate growth as effectively as toxic chemicals used in drilling but also prove to be eco-friendly and scalable. This innovative breakthrough not only promises to enhance environmental safety in natural gas transportation but also sheds light on the potential for similar biomolecules to support life beyond Earth.

2023 Haley Fellows (clockwise from top left) Jessica Deutsch, Quynh Nguyen, Eliza Gazda, Sydney Popsuj, Jose Luis Ramirez-Colon, Sidney Scott-Sharoni.jpg

The College of Sciences graduate students were chosen as 2023-24 Herbert P. Haley Fellowships for their research and academic achievements.

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Physicist Claire Berger has been awarded the Chevalier dans L'ordre des Palmes Académiques for her groundbreaking graphene research — and her work on strengthening ties between U.S. and French scientists.

Three noticeable out-of-plane microtubule bundles are misaligned with the rest of the microtubules at the bottom left of the image.
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Physicists have developed a new model and clearer picture of molecular movements within active matter — bringing science a step closer to designing specific functions into new materials, and understanding emergent behaviors.


Physics of Living Systems 2023 International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) Network Annual Meeting.