Dr. Lior Burko, associate professor of physics, published a paper in the journal Physical Review with two colleagues from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The authors calculated the total deformations suffered by a spaceship that falls into a realistic black hole, and found that this deformation is bounded and attained its maximum well before arrival at the singularity. This paper leaves open the possibility of safe arrival.
Dr. Burko also traveled to Taipei, Taiwan during the month of October to present lectures on extreme and nearly-extreme black holes and the singularity inside back holes during a conference organized by eight international universities.
Two teams of GGC students placed second and third at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges’ Nineteenth Annual Southeastern Small College Student Research Content last month.
Information technology majors Jeremiah Anderson, ’19, Dana Doghaimat, ’19, Carlos Maldonado, ’19, Timia Moses, ’18, and Nicholas Tyner, ’19, took second place for their research on "Molecules and Machine Learning: Image Classification for an AR-Enabled Classroom.”
Shazeed Mohammed, ’19, information technology received third place for his research on "Privacy and Security Issues as Obstacles to Product Delivery.”
Ms. Kathryn Greer, systems and digital content librarian, has been selected to participate in the 2019 American Library Association's Emerging Leaders program, a competitive leadership development program for early career librarians.