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Manuela Campanelli
Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
gravitational physics, numerical relativity, computational astrophysics, black holes, MHD and accretion disks
LAC 2068
585.475.7752
Email: mxcsma
 
Sukanya Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy
 
 
galactic dynamics and evolution, radiative transfer, computational astrophysics
CAR 3128
585.475.5352

Email: sxcsps

 
Joshua Faber
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
 
general relativity and gravitation, computational astrophysics, neutron stars
LAC 2065
585.475.5115

Email: jafsma

 
Donald Figer
Professor
 
massive stars, regions of star formation, detectors
ENG 3153
585.475.6005
Email: figer@cfd
 
Joel Kastner
Professor, Center for Imaging Science
 
young stars and planet formation, evolved stars and planetary nebulae; x-ray, IR, and radio astronomy
ENG 3197
585.475.7179

Email: kastner@cis

 
Carlos Lousto
Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
 
 
general relativity and gravitation, computational astrophysics, supermassive black holes
LAC 2069
585.475.2219

Email: colsma

 
David Merritt
Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy
 
 
galaxy formation and evolution, supermassive black holes, computational astrophysics
CAR A100
585.475.7973
Email: merritt@astro.
 
Zoran Ninkov
Professor, Center for Imaging Science
 
 
solid state image sensors, automated observatories, planetary searches, astronomical imaging, digital radiography
CAR A240
585.475.7195
Email: ninkov@cis.
 
 
Jason Nordhaus
Assistant Professor,
Department of Science & Mathematics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
 
core-collapse supernovae, binary interactions post-main sequence, strongly magnetized compact objects, physics of common envelopes
LBJ 2258
585.475.4202
Richard O'Shaughnessy
Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
 gravitation, gravitational wave astrophysics of stellar mass and supermassive compact objects, gravitational wave and multimessenger-
 enabled astrophysical inference 
LAC 2063
585.475.5083

Email: oshaughn

 
Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy
 
 
supernovae, variable stars, astronomical software
CAR 1274
585.475.2538

Email: mwrsps

 
Director AST Program
Professor, School of Physics & Astronomy
 
active galactic nuclei, supermassive black holes, emission-line nebulae
CAR 1270
585.475.2726

Email: axrsps

 
John Whelan
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
 
gravitational wave data analysis, astrophysical relativity
LAC 2063
585.475.5083

Email: jtwsma

 
Yosef Zlochower
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences
 
 
general relativity and gravitation, computational astrophysics, supermassive black holes
LAC 2067
585.475.6103

Email: yrzsma

 
 
Allied Faculty
Stefi Alison Baum
RIT Research Professor
Dean of Science @ University of Manitoba
 
active galaxies, galaxy clusters, galaxy evolution, biomedical imaging
CAR 2264
585.475.6220
Email: sabpci
 
Christopher O'Dea
RIT Research Professor
Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy @ University of Manitoba
 
quasars and active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies, clusters of galaxies
CAR 1268
585.475.7493

Email: cposps

 
Visiting Faculty
Jennifer Connelly
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Support Scientist
 
galaxy evolution, groups and clusters of galaxies
HLC 2505
585.475.4441

Email: jlcsps