NICS intern Matt Swartz has taken his off-hours passion for extreme exercise to great heights by making an elite team that will compete in the CrossFit Games Central East Regional Competition in Columbus, Ohio, on June 7–9.
Formed when massive stars collapse, black holes are extremely powerful and have a major impact on the genesis, growth and evolution of galaxies. A research team has made discoveries using computer modeling and simulations that have overturned longstanding, widely held beliefs about black holes.
Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government and industry can acquire skills for scientific computing. Virtual classrooms will be hosted at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and other sites nationwide.
Amy McGovern of the University of Oklahoma has both personal and practical experience with the challenges that females face in having academic and professional careers in computing and the sciences.
Tornadoes, the most violent of storms, can take lives and destroy neighborhoods in seconds, and every state in America is at some risk for this hazard. Dr. Amy McGovern is leading a research project designed to enhance tornado prediction and improve lead time on warnings. NICS provides an update on the project's progress.