IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Black Holes and Their Degenerate Friends -- Explosive new information revealed

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IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Black Holes and Their Degenerate Friends -- Explosive new information revealed

Speaker: Clyde Springen

Biography: Clyde Springen BSEE, Mastron - Retired - Systems and Software Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Astronomy and Engineering.

Clyde Springen was privileged to have a 47 year career as an engineer and teacher. Engineering alumnus of Texas Instruments, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Northrop Grumman and Textron. Primary technology areas in Engineering were in Artificial Intelligence – robotics, machine vision, and expert planning systems, tracking and data fusion, and in Astronomy - photometry analysis and galactic simulation. Worked on applications including surface systems for missiles and rockets, conveyor belt robot and vision systems, automated test systems and corps level army battle planning systems. Some highlights include creating a rule-based countdown sequencer for NASA, developing an innovative state-machine based application programming language for robots resulting in two patents and developing a fault-isolation sub-system to diagnose failure in digital circuit cards. As a teacher at Austin Community College taught Introduction to Engineering, Solar System and Stellar Astronomy courses. Also obtained a NASA grant to incorporate satellite telemetry into engineering curriculum.

Description: The astrophysics of astronomical objects depends on equilibrium between forces of expansion and contraction. Black holes represent a failure of this balance. There have been scientific puzzles of how intermediate, massive and super-massive black holes came to exist. A new source of information in the form of gravitational waves, comparable to Galileo's first use of a telescope to study the sky is producing new results that promise to greatly accelerate progress in this field.



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  • Starts 14 April 2018 04:24 PM
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Clyde Springen

Clyde Springen of Retired -- Systems and Software Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Astronomy and Engineering

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“Black Holes and Their Degenerate Friends” - Explosive new information revealed

The astrophysics of astronomical objects depends on equilibrium between forces of expansion and contraction. Black holes represent a failure of this balance. There have been scientific puzzles of how intermediate, massive and super-massive black holes came to exist. A new source of information in the form of gravitational waves, comparable to Galileo's first use of a telescope to study the sky is producing new results that promise to greatly accelerate progress in this field.

Biography:

Clyde Springen BSEE, Mastron - Retired - Systems and Software Engineer & Adjunct Professor of Astronomy and Engineering.

Clyde Springen was privileged to have a 47 year career as an engineer and teacher. Engineering alumnus of Texas Instruments, Lockheed Missiles and Space, Northrop Grumman and Textron. Primary technology areas in Engineering were in Artificial Intelligence – robotics, machine vision, and expert planning systems, tracking and data fusion, and in Astronomy - photometry analysis and galactic simulation. Worked on applications including surface systems for missiles and rockets, conveyor belt robot and vision systems, automated test systems and corps level army battle planning systems. Some highlights include creating a rule-based countdown sequencer for NASA, developing an innovative state-machine based application programming language for robots resulting in two patents and developing a fault-isolation sub-system to diagnose failure in digital circuit cards. As a teacher at Austin Community College taught Introduction to Engineering, Solar System and Stellar Astronomy courses. Also obtained a NASA grant to incorporate satellite telemetry into engineering curriculum.


Karen is also a professional dragon boat coach, and currently volunteers to coach the Wildcats at the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Karen lives in downtown Austin, Texas, is the host of the IBM Watson Cognitive Tech Meetup and of the OroPlatform Meetup, and is co-host of the Blockchain for Business Meetup.

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Address:Austin, Texas, United States





Agenda

6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking

6:30 to 8:00pm -- Business and Program



The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.