RIT Professor Recognized by the American Physical Society
Manuela Campanelli named an APS Fellow
Rochester Institute of Technology scientist Manuela Campanelli was recently made a fellow of the American Physical Society. Campanelli is the director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and an associate professor of the RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences.
Election to fellowship in the 50,000-member society is limited to 250 fellows per year (or one half of one percent of the membership) and recognizes outstanding contributions to physics.
Campanelli was chosen to receive this distinct honorific title for her groundbreaking work on numerical simulations of binary black hole space times and for explorations of physical effects such as “super kicks” and spin-driven orbital dynamics.
Campanelli’s research is helping to make the field of gravitational wave astronomy a reality. In 2005, Campanelli and colleagues Carlos Lousto and Yosef Zlochower were one of two independent teams of scientists to simulate the merger of two black holes on a supercomputer according to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity for strong field gravity.
The Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation at Rochester Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the study of extreme gravitational astrophysics systems through the use of computer simulation and visualization. Research focuses on some of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, such as black-hole and neutron-star collisions that produce intense bursts of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation, collisions between entire galaxies, and the central black-hole engine that powers active galactic nuclei.
March 17, 2019
RIT heads to Game Developers Conference 2019
More than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff are visiting San Francisco this week to attend Game Developers Conference 2019, the world’s largest professional gaming industry event of the year. The RIT MAGIC Spell Studios booth is displaying four games created at RIT.
March 15, 2019
Award-winning journalist, RIT Minett Professor to lead women’s leadership conference at RIT, March 22
Saunders College of Business hosts the 10th annual Power Your Potential Women’s Conference, which celebrates National Women’s Month and invites area businesswomen to gain insights from their peers and engage in educational activities geared toward helping women succeed.
March 15, 2019
Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
March 13, 2019
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.