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Joshua Faber

Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Associate Head, Applied and Computational Math

585-475-6229
Office Hours
MoTu 2-4pm
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Joshua Faber

Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Associate Head, Applied and Computational Math

Education

BS, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

585-475-6229

Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
Beachley, Ryne J, et al. "Accurate Closed-form Trajectories of Light Around a Kerr Black Hole Using Asymptotic Approximants." Classical and Quantum Gravity 35. 20 (2018): 205009. Print.
Lombardi, James C, William G McInally, and Joshua A Faber. "An Efficient Radiative Cooling Approximation for Use in Hydrodynamic Simulations." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 447. 1 (2015): 25-35. Print.

Currently Teaching

MATH-220
1 Credits
This course introduces students to the concepts, techniques, and central theorems of vector calculus. It includes a study of line integrals, conservative vector fields, the flux of vector fields across curves and surfaces, Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem. Credit may not be earned for this class if it is earned in COS-MATH-221.
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.
MATH-241
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, and techniques of matrix manipulation. Topics include linear transformations, Gaussian elimination, matrix arithmetic, determinants, vector spaces, linear independence, basis, null space, row space, and column space of a matrix, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, change of basis, similarity and diagonalization. Various applications are studied throughout the course.
ASTP-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
MATH-831
3 Credits
The study of the dynamics of fluids is a central theme of modern applied mathematics. It is used to model a vast range of physical phenomena and plays a vital role in science and engineering. This course provides an introduction to the basic ideas of fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on rigorous treatment of fundamentals and the mathematical developments and issues. The course focuses on the background and motivation for recent mathematical and numerical work on the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, and presents a mathematically intensive investigation of various models equations of fluid dynamics.
PHYS-498
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their final two years of study.

In the News

  • April 22, 2020

    simulation of the magnetic field lines from a rotating neutron star.

    NSF funds RIT researchers to develop code for astrophysics and gravitational wave calculations

    The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers at RIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Louisiana State University, Georgia Tech and West Virginia University grants totaling more than $2.3 million to support further development of the Einstein Toolkit, a community-developed code for simulating the collisions of black holes and neutron stars, as well as supernovas and cosmology.