Dr. Jillian Bellovary, Physics Professor

Dr. Jillian Bellovary is a physics professor at QCC who studies black holes.  She is most interested in intermediate-mass black holes, which have masses between the regular and supermassive kinds.  We’re not sure they exist, so she studies them using computer simulations.  Professor Bellovary examines how they might form and evolve, and how they interact with their environments.  She predicts that we can find them in dwarf galaxies, or wandering in the halos of larger galaxies.  She also thinks they could form in the environments of supermassive black holes.  Professor Bellovary is also interested in detecting the gravitational waves that are emitted when black holes merge.  Her goal is to make a lot of predictions, so that when the next generation of gravitational wave detectors comes online, some of her predictions might actually turn out to be correct.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.