School of Physics Faculty Promoted

School of Physics Faculty Promoted

Deirdre Shoemaker has been granted a promotion at Georgia Tech, to the rank of Associate Professor.

Deirdre Shoemaker has been granted a promotion at Georgia Tech, to the rank of Associate Professor.  

Deirdre Shoemaker came to Georgia Tech in 2008 as a founding member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics.  Earlier, she had been an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, where she had been a postdoctoral researcher, following her 1999 Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.  She is a theorist who solves the equations of general relativity numerically -- work that is timely and potentially very influential, as it is widely anticipated that gravitational waves from black holes and neutron stars will be observable in the near future.  Deirdre’s group is one of the leading teams both for modeling the events that produce gravity waves and for analyzing the data encoded in those waves.  Her accomplishments and promise have been recognized with a National Science Foundation CAREER award.  

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