the Chair of the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. Dr. Laguna arrived at Georgia Tech in August 2008, when he founded the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. He was the Director from 2008-2013. He earned his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. After postdocs in Texas, Drexel and Los Alamos National Lab, he became faculty at the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at Penn State. Dr. Laguna's research interests focus on numerical relativity and computational astrophysics.