Postdoc. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
PhD. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
M.Sc. UNC-Chapel Hill & Duke University, USA.
B.Sc. Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
Prof. Good received the B.Sc. in Physics with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, under the advisement of Prof. David R. Finkelstein, (PhD, MIT; whose coordinates removed the singularity in the Schwarzschild metric convincing the physics community of the physical existence of black holes). Prof. Good then attended the University of Hawaii as a Manoa Scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Institute of Astronomy.
Prof. Good obtained the M.Sc. and PhD. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where Peter Higgs wrote his paper on the Higgs boson-2013 Nobel Prize). He was advised by both Prof. Charles R. Evans (Caltech post-doc under Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Prize); and Prof. Paul R. Anderson (PhD, UCSB under James Hartle of the Hartle-Hawking wavefunction of the universe). As a MSc student, Prof. Good took General Relativity at Duke University from Prof. Ronen Plesser (PhD Harvard- known for the Calabi-Yau duality with Brian Greene). As a PhD. student, Prof. Good was a visiting researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in 2009.
From 2011 to 2014 he was a Postdoctoral Scientist and Senior Research Fellow in Singapore at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in the quantum cosmology research group. Here he helped discover black hole quantum vortices, and did pioneering work in relativistic superfluidity with MIT Prof. Kerson Huang (who authored the widely used graduate textbook, Statistical Mechanics).
In August 2014 he joined Nazarbayev University as Assistant Professor. He has authored papers in high impact, peer-reviewed, international journals such as the Journal of High Energy Physics, New Journal of Physics and Physical Review D. He has won awards from the American Association of Physics Teachers, the National Science Foundation, NASA, Raytheon Company, the American Physical Society, MIT, and the Julian Schwinger Foundation. He was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of North Carolina, and the University-level Teaching Award from Nazarbayev University. As Associate Professor since August 2020, he has worked with Robert Mann (most known for his work on minimal length uncertainty) and Pisin Chen (most known for his work on violent accelerations of electrons in plasmas and black hole remnants).
His recent work with MIT physicist Prof. Frank Wilczek (2004 Nobel Prize) and Eminent Scientist Eric Linder (UC-Berkeley) has solved the information loss problem in the moving mirror models for black hole radiation; a nearly 50 year old puzzle on black holes put forth by Stephen Hawking.
A sportsman, Good ranks in the top 20th percentile of male weightlifters by bodyweight for bench press and deadlift. He has ran a 5 min/mile, enjoys calisthenics including the muscle-up, human flag and one-arm pull-up. He has canoed over 100 miles in the Boundary Waters and hiked over 200 miles in the Rocky and Appalachian Mountain ranges. He enjoys learning about investing, the history of money and financial technology (particularly Bitcoin).
Solid State Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Recent BSc Students
Khalykbek Yelshibekov, BSc Physics, NU, PhD student at UCSD, USA
Gaukhar Akhmetzhanova, BSc Physics, NU, PhD student at GIST, South Korea
Recent MSc Students
Abay Zhakenuly, MSc Physics, NU, Research Assistant at NU (collaborator)
Maksat Temirkhan, MSc Physics, NU, Research Assistant at NU (collaborator)
Aydar Bulatov, MSc Physics, NU, Vice-Principal at the National School of Physics & Math
Current PhD Student
Aizhan Myrzakul, MSc Physics, Imperial College London
Nosratollah Jafari, PhD, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Iran
Prof. Good recently serves as the President of the Faculty Senate, 2019-2020.
Xiong Chi, Nanyang Tech, Singapore
Yen Chin Ong, Yangzhou U., China
Xiapei Liu, Shanghai Tech, China
Alvin Chua, Cambridge U. & NASA, USA
Eric Linder, UC-Berkeley, USA
Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize 2004, MIT, USA
Alessandro Fabbri, U. Valencia, Spain
Benito Juarez-Aubry, UNAM, Mexico
Dimitris Moustos, U. Patras, Greece
Mohammad D. Niry, IASBS, Iran
Joshua Foo, U. of Queensland, Australia
Wan Cong, U. of Waterloo, Canada
Chen Qian, U. of Science and Technology of China
Robert Mann, U. of Waterloo, Canada
Pisin Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Relativistic Quantum Vortex Rings, PhysRevD.90.125019
Quantum Vortex Lattice with Frame-Dragging, NJP.10.1088
Moving Mirror vs. Black Hole, Universe.22184.11.122
Radiation Power Distribution with Hypertorsion, IJTP.10773.27
Relativistic Quantum Vortex Reconnection, PhysRevD.90.125019
The mirror of de Sitter cosmology, PRD2005.03850
Extreme Hawking Radiation, PRD.2003.07016
Radiation from an Inertial Horizon, Universe 2020, 6(9), 131
Good, M., Yelshibekov, K., Ong, Y., 2017 In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2017, 3,
Slicing the Vacuum
Good Robert Rogers, M., 2017 In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.
Reflecting at the Speed of Light
Good Robert Rogers, M., 2017 Memorial Volume for Kerson Huang.
On a Uniformly Accelerated Point Charge moving along a Cusp
Good Robert Rogers, M., 2017 In : Astronomische Nachrichten.
Geometric creation of quantum vorticity
Good, M., Xiong, C., Chua, A., Huang, K., 2016 In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 11,
Mirror reflections of a black hole
Good, M., Anderson, P., Evans, C., 2016 In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 94, 6,
Signatures of energy flux in particle production: a black hole birth cry and death gasp
Good, M., Ong, Y., 2015 In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2015, 7,
Are black holes springlike?
Good, M., Ong, Y., 2015 In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 91, 4,
Relativistic superfluidity and vorticity from the nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation
Xiong, C., Good, M., Guo, Y., Liu, X., Huang, K., 2014 In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 90, 12,
Time dependence of particle creation from accelerating mirrors
Good, M., Anderson, P., Evans, C., 2013 In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 88, 2,
On spin-statistics and bogoliubov transformations in flat space-time with acceleration conditions
Good, M., 2013 In : International Journal of Modern Physics A. 28, 2,