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 21, 2019
Saunders College professorship facilitates ‘unlikely’ interdisciplinary research relationships
As The Benjamin Forman Collaborative Research Professorship, Victor Perotti acts as a facilitator for research alliances that benefit students and faculty that find value in building a portfolio around unique interdisciplinary partnerships.
March 21, 2019
RIT Libraries hosts Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 22
Women are the subject of less than 30 percent of biographies on Wikipedia, and RIT Libraries is seeking the community’s help to improve gender equity on the internet’s leading source of information.
March 21, 2019
This High-Tech Toilet Seat Can Detect Heart Failure
Futurism reports on a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system created by a team of RIT researchers, led by postdoctoral fellow Nicholas Conn.
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.