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Carlos Lousto

Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-2219
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Carlos Lousto

Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

MS, Universidad Nacional de la Plata (Argentina); Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

585-475-2219

Areas of Expertise
Numerical relativity
Relativistic astrophysics
Black hole physics
Perturbation theory

Currently Teaching

MATH-790
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-890
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-790
1 - 3 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-610
3 Credits
This course is a stand-alone course on mathematical methods for astrophysics covering tensor algebra, group theory, complex analysis, differential equations, special functions, integral transforms, the calculus of variations, and chaos.
MATH-411
3 Credits
This course covers numerical techniques for the solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, differentiation, integration, and the solution of initial value problems.
MATH-326
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to boundary value problems. Topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, Laplace's equation, the heat equation, and the wave equation in Cartesian and polar coordinate systems.

Latest News

  • March 26, 2019

    Aerial view of space observatory.

    RIT researchers set to help LIGO resume hunt for ripples in space and time

    The Nobel Prize-winning project that hunts for gravitational waves— ripples in space and time—is about to begin the longest and most sensitive observational run to date. And several RIT researchers are preparing to pore over the new data to help uncover some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

  • January 22, 2019

    collection of stars in space

    RIT to collaborate with Argentine institute

    RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and Insituto Argentino de Radioastronomía are beginning new systematic pulsar timing studies. RIT is helping IAR upgrade its two radio telescopes to get them operational again after decades without use.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Zlochower, Yosef, Marcelo Ponce, and Carlos Lousto. "Accuracy Issues for Numerical Waveforms." Physical Review D86. (2012): 104056. Print.
Lousto, Carlos, et al. "Study of Conformally Flat Initial Data for Highly Spinning Black Holes and their Early Evolutions." Physical Review D85. (2012): 124013. Print.
Ajith, P. and Carlos Lousto. "The NINJA-2 Catalog of Hybrid Post-Newtonian/numerical-relativity Waveforms for Non-precessing Black-hole Binaries." Class.Quant.Grav. 29. (2012): 124001. Print.
Cardoso, Vitor and Carlos Lousto. "NR/HEP: roadmap for the future." Class.Quant.Grav. 29. (2012): 244001. Print.
Lousto, Carlos, et al. "Gravitational Recoil From Accretion-Aligned Black-Hole Binaries." Physical Review D85. (2012): 84015. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Intermediate-mass-ratio Black Hole Binaries II: Modeling Trajectories and Gravitational Waveforms." Physical Review D84. (2011): 12400601-12400622. Print.
Lousto, Carlos Oscar and Yosef Zlochower. "Hangup Kicks: Still Larger Recoils by Partial Spin/Orbit Alignment of Black-Hole Binaries." Physical Review Letters 107. (2011): 2311021-2311025. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Perturbative Effects of Spinning Black Holes with Applications to Recoil Velocities." Classical and Quantum Gravity 28. (2011): 13400501-13400512. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef, Manuela Campanelli, and Carlos Oscar Lousto. "Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using Numerical Relativity." Classical and Quantum Gravity 28. (2011): 11401501-11401512. Print.
Lousto, Carlos Oscar and Yosef Zlochower. "Modeling Maximum Astrophysical Gravitational Recoil Velocities." Physical Review D83. (2011): 0240031-0240038. Print.
Lousto, Carlos Oscar and Yosef Zlochower. "Orbital Evolution of Extreme-Mass-Ratio Black-Hole Binaries with Numerical Relativity." Physical Review Letters 106. (2011): 0411011-0411014. Print.
Ponce, Marcelo, Carlos Oscar Lousto, and Yosef Zlochower. "Seeking for Toroidal Event Horizons from Initially Stationary BH Configurations." Classical and Quantum Gravity 28. (2011): 14502701-14502718. Print.
Jaramillo, Gabriela and Carlos Oscar Lousto. "Study of Multi Black Hole and Ring Singularity Apparent Horizons." Physical Review D84. (2011): 10401101-10401116. Print.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
     (XSEDE) is supported by the National Science Foundation
     Amount: 17259113 SU
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Lousto, Carlos. "Binary Black Hole Mergers in Numerical Relativistic Astrophysics." XXVI Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics. INPE. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 19 Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Lousto, Carlos. "Gravitational Recoil From Black-Hole Binaries." Nishinomiya Yukawa Symposium: New Waves in Gravity and Cosmology. Yukawa Institute. Kyoto, Japan. 5 Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Lousto, Carlos. "Gravitational Recoil From Merging Black-Hole Binaries." Conference: AMS 2012 Eastern Sectional Meeting. RIT. Rochester, NY. 22 Sep. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Lousto, Carlos. "Gravitational Recoil From Accretion-Aligned Black-Hole Binaries." 13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting. Marcel Grossmann Meeting. Stockholm, Sweden. 4 Jul. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Zlochower, Yosef, M. Campanelli, C.O. Lousto. “Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using NumericalRelativity.” Physical Review D, 82 (2010): 104057. Web. ≠ «
Lousto, Carlos O., M. Campanelli, Y. Zlochower. “Remnant Masses, Spins and Recoils from the Mergerof Generic Black-Hole Binaries.” Physical Review D, 81 (2010): 084023. Web. ≠ «
Lousto, Carlos O., M. Campanelli, Y. Zlochower. “Remnant Masses, Spins and Recoils from the Merger of Generic Black-Hole Binaries.” Classical Quantum Gravity, 27 (2010):114006. Print. ≠ «
Lousto, Carlos O.,H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “Intermediate Mass Ratio Black HoleBinaries: Numerical Relativity meets Perturbation Theory.” Physical Review Letters, 104 (2010): 211101. Web. ≠ «
Campanelli, Manuela, C.O. Lousto, B.C Mundim, H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, Hans-Peter Bischof. “Advances in Simulations of Generic Black-HoleBinaries.” Classical Quantum Gravity, 27 (2010): 084034. Print. ≠ «
Lousto, Carlos O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “Intermediate mass-ratio black hole binaries: Intertwining numerical and perturbative techniques.” Physical Review D, 82 (2010): 104057. Web. ≠ «
Nakano, Hiroyuki, Manuela Campanelli, Carlos Lousto, and Yosef Zlochower. “Perturbative effects of spinning black holes with applications to recoil velocities.” Proceedings of theTheory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Conference, 20-26 June 2010. n.p. Web. ≠ «
Formal Presentation
Lousto, Carlos.“Extreme-Mass-Ratio-Black-Hole-Binary Evolutions with Numerical Relativity.” 20th Annual Midwest Relativity Meeting. Guelph, Canada. 5-6 Nov. 2010. Presentation.
Lousto, Carlos.“Statistical Studies of Spinning Black-Hole Binaries.” American PhysicalSociety Meeting. Washington, DC.13-16 Feb. 2010. Presentation.