Author Archives: Jackie Werner

About Jackie Werner

Jackie Werner is the GSU Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy librarian.

Science Reads of 2014

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Looking for some non-assigned reading? Want to learn something new? Try one of these science books published in the last year; each has been featured on a list of best books or best science books of 2014 from publications such … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Giovanni Gadda, Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Giovanni Gadda, Professor of Chemistry, for being named a Distinguished University Professor of Georgia State University. Eight GSU professors have been named Distinguished University Professors “in recognition of their outstanding records in research, teaching, and mentoring students … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Xiaochun He, Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaochun He, Professor of Physics, for being named a Distinguished University Professor of Georgia State University. Eight GSU professors have been named Distinguished University Professors “in recognition of their outstanding records in research, teaching, and mentoring students … Continue reading

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Academic Pranks, Hoaxes, and Tomfoolery

It may be difficult to publish a paper right on April 1st, but academia isn’t completely safe from April Fools’. Check out some of these famous examples of scholarly pranks: F.D.C. Willard, author of two papers in low-temperature physics, was … Continue reading

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Georgia State at the Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29

Closeup on a molecule model made out of balloons.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Harber on Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Whether you’re science faculty, a science major, or just looking for interesting events, the Atlanta Science Festival has something for you. As one of the Atlanta Science Festival sponsors, Georgia … Continue reading

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Center for Nano-Optics Created at Georgia State University

Georgia State University’s Center for Nano-Optics, founded December 2013, is focused on creating nanoscale tools to further the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine and other fields. Projects will include further development on two Georgia State inventions: the spaser (an exceptionally … Continue reading

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ChemBioDraw and Chem3D Pro on Library Computers

Ball-and-stick model of the serotonin molecule

ChemBioDraw and Chem3D Pro are now installed on all library computers, as well as being free to download for all Georgia State affiliates. ¬†ChemBioDraw and Chem3D Pro allow chemistry and biology students to construct 2D and 3D molecular models formatted … Continue reading

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Astronomer Hal McAlister to Speak on Georgia State University’s CHARA Array

Georgia State University Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Hal McAlister will be giving a talk, “Georgia State’s CHARA Array Zooms in on the Universe,” at 3:00pm on Monday, October 7th, in the Honors College Auditorium (100 Auburn Avenue). The talk, part … Continue reading

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Science at Dragon*Con

Walkers in the Dragon*Con parade labeled as different elements.

If all you’ve seen of Dragon*Con (Atlanta’s yearly convention on Labor Day Weekend) is the parade, you might think it’s just meant for science fiction, fantasy, and comics. But did you know Dragon*Con has many panels and guest speakers on … Continue reading

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Science Research on the iPhone and iPad

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Have you ever wanted to do research on your iPad or iPhone? Working on a mobile device may not be as convenient as a computer, but more and more publishers are starting to make sure you can access articles on … Continue reading

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