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Konstantin Batygin - Planet Nine From Outer Space

At the outskirts of the solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune, lies an expansive field of icy debris known as the Kuiper belt. The orbits of the individual asteroid-like bodies within the Kuiper…

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J. Mark Souther - Mobilizing History: Reflections on a Decade of Digital Humanities Practice on Two Continents

This event will combine the traditional lecture and a live-recorded interview with the producers of the “Lost in the Stacks” podcast, as Souther reflects on his experience in modeling…

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Michael Lemonick - How a Failed Astrophysics Major Became a Successful Science Writer

I knew from the time I was a very young child that I wanted to be an astronomer. The dream lasted until I got to college, where I learned to my dismay that I actually had no passion for doing what an…

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Zeb Rocklin - The Science of Origami

What kinds of shapes can you make by folding a sheet of paper? How strong can you make them, or how flexible? Although we've been folding paper for centuries, we're still discovering…

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Bill Campbell - Astral Traveling: Exploring Afro Past, Present, and Futures

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication and the Georgia Tech Library will host science fiction author and publisher Bill Campbell at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Bill…

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How the Universe Made the Elements in the Periodic Table - James Sowell

The creation of the elements in the universe took billions of years and required various processes.The first few minutes of the big bang produced only hydrogen (H) and helium (He). No new elements…

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August Giebelhaus - Visionary or Autocrat: Pat Crecine and Georgia Tech Reorganization, 1988-1990

The adminstration of Georgia Tech's ninth president, John Patrick "Pat" Crecine, was the most controversial in the school's history. The period from 1987 to 1994 would become…

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Glenn J. Rix, Reginald DesRoches - Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Louisiana's Transportation Infrastructure

Hurricane Katrina's storm surge and high winds had a devastating impact on the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Although the extensive damage to residential areas continues to receive attention in the…

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George L. Nemhauser - Sports Scheduling

College and professional sports, including basketball, baseball, football and hockey, is a multi-billion dollar industry with a substantial part of the revenue derived from television. To maximize…

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Pete Ludovice - Drop Day Comedy - Open Mic Comedy Night

Drop Day Comedy, a free open-mic comedy show for the Georgia Tech community. To prove that the nerds at Georgia Tech can be funny and not just funny-looking on the last day to drop out of Georgia…

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African Societies in Development: Critical Challenges and Successes : a Panel Discussion

In celebration of Black History Month, Ivan Allen College, Office of the Dean presented a panel discussion on African Societies in Development. Moderator, Georgia A. Persons, School of Public Policy,…

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Michael F. Schatz - Forecasting Turbulence

Fluid turbulence is one of the greatest unsolved problems of classical physics (and the subject of a million dollar mathematical (Millenium) challenge). Centuries of research--including Leonardo da…

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Machiel Keestra - Interdisciplinary Integration After the Neuro-turn: Problems with the ‘Neurofication’ of Theology

The recent emergence of neuro-disciplines like neuro-economics, neuro-anthropology, neurophilosophy and neuro-politics is exciting for those working in these ‘neurofied’ disciplines, as…

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Jennifer Curtis, Chandra Raman, Rick Trebino - Celebration of 2018 Physics Nobel Prize: Lighting the way with microscopic tractor beams and sculpted laser pulse

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes two breakthrough inventions in laser physics. The first, optical tweezers, allows scientist and engineers to use lasers like the tractor beams of Star Trek…

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