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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.
 
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