noble

Name: 
Noble, Scott
Title: 
Affiliate Research Scientist
Ph.D: 
Physics, University of Texas at Austin
B.S in Physics, Caltech
Position: 
Postdoc
Office: 
78-1025
Phone: 
(585) 475-5879
Fax: 
(585) 475-7340
Research: 
Accretion Disks
Black Holes BIG and small
Magnetohydrodynamics
and any other Astrophysical Phenomena in the Strong-Field Regime of Gravity
Background: 

Scott holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Caltech.  Even though he has accomplished research in a myriad of fields such as quantum computing, high-energy physics, and nuclear physics, Scott's primary focus is now on understanding plasma dynamics in the strong-field regime of gravity using state of the art high performance computing codes.  He is the author of programs for solving the equations governing magnetohydrodynamics in general relativity used by researchers around the world.  His most recent code, HARM3D, was one of the first 3D flux conservative codes used to calculate black hole accretion disk dynamics.  Scott's interests further extend to calculating the electromagnetic radiation from dynamical simulations via the general relativistic radiative transfer code he developed. His emission models of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, have been featured in popular online science magazines such as discovermagazine.com  and sciencenews.org.

From 2009-2014, Scott was an associate research scientist at CCRG who is working on GRMHD simulations of accretion disks around supermassive black hole binaries, under the support of NSF grant AST- 1028087 (PI: Manuela Campanelli). He is now an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa

Status: 
Past

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