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February 15, 2008

Jones’ papers on theoretical physics published in prestigious professional journals

Dr. Preston Jones, ULM assistant professor of physics, has two papers on theoretical physics appearing in related international professional journals.

The first paper, titled “Electromagnetic radiation from temporal variations in space-time and progenitors of gamma ray burst and millisecond pulsars,” was published last December in the “International Journal of Modern Physics D.” It describes the connection between general relativity and the two previously unrelated astronomical phenomena of gamma ray burst and millisecond pulsars.

Jones’ second paper, titled “The general relativistic infinite plane,” appeared in the January issue of the American Journal of Physics, which is the most widely read physics research journal in the world.

The January paper is the result of collaboration with Fresno State University, and solves the problem of the mass distribution in Einstein’s famous thought experiment for the equivalence between acceleration and a uniform gravity source. This paper also provides an introduction for physics students to higher dimensional problems in brane worlds and string theory.

Jones came to ULM from Fresno State in January 2007 to join the mathematics and physics faculty.

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