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“As Far as the Pi Can See”

A visit with Carmen Chicone, Professor of Mathematics

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: model teacher biology philosophy numbers

In the footsteps of Newton and Einstein

Topics: space speed

Chicone discusses his recent work on the velocity of particles moving near a black hole. Based on his research, particles moving faster than 70% of the speed of light that travel along the black hole’s axis decelerate, but objects moving perpendicular to that axis accelerate. These findings defy Newton’s Laws and obey Einstein’s Laws of General Relativity.