|Congratulations to our Siemens National Finalist, Brian H.!|
Congratulations to HCHS Senior Brian H. who has been chosen as one of the TOP SIX individual submissions to the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology from the entire country.
Brian won the individual category and a $3,000 scholarship for his project entitled, “On Sufficient Conditions for Trapped Surfaces in Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes.” Brian’s work built on a previous paper published in 1988 about the basic properties of black holes and curved space-time. For his project, he built a new mathematical model describing the structure inside black holes.
As much of the scientific community—and society at large—is discussing recent breakthroughs in proving the existence of gravitational waves, Brian’s theorem can provide a new way to interpret the data that scientists are collecting from LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the Virgo collaborations.
Brian will move on to the final phase of the Siemens Competition to present their work at the National Finals in Washington, D.C., December 4-5, 2017, where $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded, including two top prizes of $100,000. Each of the finalists will receive at least $25,000 in scholarship money.
Congratulations, Brian, we are very proud of you and wish you the best in D.C.!