The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) completion started at the University of Queensland in Australia. The 3MT will be on Tech Campus on November 18 at 5pm in the Children’s Healthcare Seminar Room of the Engineered Biosystems Building. Come out and cheer our own Karan Jani and Daegene Koh, two of the ten finalists! Full details here
Free Public Lecture: 100 Years of Einstein's Gravity
Inquiring Minds @ Tech Public Lecture Series: Curved spacetime, relativistic time, black holes and gravitational waves are just a few topics in Einstein’s theory of gravity called Special and General Relativity. Professors Cadonati and Shoemaker will take you on a journey of gravity and how it shapes research today. The journey will highlight two of the more controversial results of Einstein’s theory, black holes and gravitational waves, which represent the most exciting challenge in modern astrophysics.
When: Monday, November 2 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC), Room:144
Albert Einstein Monument Dedication
The dedication of the Albert Einstein monument will take place on Friday, October 23 at 3:30pm. The monument will be located at the northwest corner of Tech Green. The dedication will be followed by a reception (4:00pm at the LeCraw Plaza, CULC) and three short presentations (4:30pm at the AT&T Auditorium, CULC): Dean Goldbart will discuss “Albert Einstein and the Creation of the Modern World”, Prof. Shoemaker will present a tour of “General Relativity related research at Georgia Tech,” and Prof. Pablo Laguba will present “The Path from Special to General Relativity, and Einstein’s Three Paradoxes”.
CRA Distinguished Lecture: Turning Stars into Gold
Join the CRA in welcoming Prof. Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) as our latest CRA Distinguished Lecturer. His presentation will be Monday, September 14th, 2015 from 6-7pm in Howey L3. Prof. Ramirez-Ruiz will also be giving a CRA Seminar on Thursday September 17th at 3pm.
Prof. Wise's Simulations Showcased
The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, an organization of 80 institutions, publishes an annual brochure highlighting significant advances in computational scientific research. Professor Wise's work was chosen to represent advances in simulations of galaxy formation and is highlighted on page 12 of the 2015 brochure (full PDF). These current efforts allows for the understanding the origins of all present-day galaxies and for making predictions of future observations with the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Congratulations!