Why are we here? Where did we come from? Is there a grand theory to explain it all? As a young scientist, Francisco seeks to understand the complex science of black holes using a basic computer language, Python. Here he describes what creates a black hole and encourages us to use the tools around you to make exciting discoveries.
Francisco Martinez is a freshman at Georgia State University obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Physics with a concentration in Astronomy. He currently works as a Student Assistant under Dr. Misty Bentz in the Physics and Astronomy Department investigating gravitationally lensed Quazi-stellar objects. This research is connected with the Master Lens Data Base and The Orphan Lenses Project, which is facilitated by the University of Utah by the Physics and Astronomy Department. Also, Francisco leads workshops as part of the Technology Training Department of the Center for Instructional Innovation at Georgia State University. Workshops include Microsoft PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, and most notably, Python, a computing language used in the science fields. Francisco represented Georgia State University in December 2015 as part of the Grad-Map Winter Workshop at the University of Maryland, and will be speaking at TedxGeorgiaStateU in April 2015 for his studies in black hole data analysis usi
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