Dr. Lior Burko accepted as member of LISA Consortium


Dr. Lior Burko, associate professor of physics, was recently accepted as a member of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Consortium. Membership will allow students to engage in research projects in support of the space borne mission to detect long wavelength gravitational waves from astrophysical systems such as colliding supermassive black holes. 

Burko, whose resent research has proved stability of extreme black holes, presented three oral talks during the spring meeting of the American Physical Society in Columbus, Ohio. His talks covered the topics of linearized stability of extreme black holes, privilege and broadening participation in physics, and Cauchy horizon singularity inside perturbed Kerr black holes revisited.