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Faber, Joshua

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), Program Faculty in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST), College of Science (COS)
Ph.D: 
Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), September 2001
Office: 
74-2065
Phone: 
(585) 475-5115
Fax: 
(585) 475-7340
Research: 
Numerical Relativity
General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics
Relativistic Astrophysics
Publications: 

SPIRES HEParXivADS (I am particularly proud of this one...)

Background: 

RIT assistant professor Joshua Faber received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has spent over a decade researching the relativistic dynamics of compact object binaries. His work has focused on both binary neutron stars as well as black hole-neutron star binaries, evolved in post-Newtonian, conformally flat, and fully general relativistic gravitational formalisms. Most recently, as an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, he was part of a team responsible for fully general relativistic calculations of merging BH-NS binaries, studies of magnetohydrodynamic flows in the presence of puncture BHs, and the construction of highly accurate BH-NS initial data for use in dynamical simulations.