The center of most galaxies have a supermassive black hole, which commonly swallows smaller stars and other black holes. This astrophysical phenomenon is of great interest to gravitational wave observatories, such as NASA/ESA's Lisa. Dr. Khanna's research article describes an approach to model such events that are commonly referred to as "extreme-mass-ratio inspiral" or EMRI. This research was supported by the UMass Dartmouth COE Research Seed Initiative Fund and Glaser Trust of New York.
Spacedaily.com recently interviewed Dr. Burko regarding this research. The news article titled "A New Look At Abandoned Math Model May Help Search For Gravitational Waves" is available online via this link:
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Author: "Dr. Gaurav Khanna"
Submitted by: Olivia Farinha
Department: College Of Engineering - Phy