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Manuela Campanelli

Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
Director of Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation
Program Faculty - PhD Program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST)

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Manuela Campanelli

Professor

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
Director of Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation
Program Faculty - PhD Program in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST)

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Bern (Switzerland)

Bio

Dr. Manuela Campanelli is a distinguished professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) and in the Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Program (AST) of the School of Physics and Astronomy (SoPA) at RIT. She is also the founding director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG) and of the Astrophysics and Space Physics Institute for Research Excellence (ASPIRE). 

She is known for her renowned work on the astrophysics of black holes, neutron stars and gravitational waves. Her 2005's breakthrough work on the first successful numerical simulations of binary black hole mergers was recently highlighted by the APS as one of the landmarks of the century on the subject of general relativity, starting with a contribution from Einstein himself; in 2007, she became known for her discovery that after black holes merge to form a new, larger black hole, the newly formed black hole can recoil at thousands of kilometers a second; fast enough to eject a supermassive black hole from even the largest galaxies. More recently, she leads groundbreaking research projects that are providing the first calculations of matter effects close to merging binary supermassive black holes, including their characteristic electromagnetic emission. She also leads a large NASA’s funded ”Theory and Computational Astrophysics Network” to perform groundbreaking simulations of binary neutron stars (and potentially of black-hole/neutron stars) that aim at providing an understanding of recent and future multi-messenger astrophysics observations of these systems. She is a member of the Ligo Scientific Collaboration. 

Dr. Campanelli’s research include numerous publications, invited presentations, and funded research projects:

List of Awards, Fellowships, Honorable Mentions and Notable Professional Appointments:

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Journal Paper
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Mass-ratio and Magnetic Flux-Dependence of Modulated Accretion from Circumbinary Disks." The Astrophysical Journal. (2021): n/a. Web.
Cipolletta, Vassilios Mewes, Yosef Zlochower, Manuela Campanelli, Thomas W. Baumgarte, Zachariah B. Etienne, Federico G. Lopez Armengol, Federico. "SphericalNR: A dynamical spacetime and general relativistic MHD evolution framework in spherical coordinates for the Einstein Toolkit." SphericalNR: A dynamical spacetime and general relativistic MHD evolution framework in spherical coordinates for the Einstein Toolkit. (2020): 28. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, Mark Avara, and Yosef Zlochower, et al. "PatchworkWave: A Multipatch Infrastructure for Multiphysics/Multiscale/Multiframe/Multimethod Simulations at Arbitrary Order." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): 32. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "SphericalNR: A Dynamical Spacetime and General Relativistic MHD Evolution Framework in Spherical Coordinates for the Einstein Toolkit." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): 28. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "PatchworkWave: A Multipatch Infrastructure for Multiphysics/Multiscale/Multiframe/Multimethod Simulations at Arbitrary Order." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, Yosef Zlochower, and et al. "Numerical Relativity in Spherical Coordinates: A New Dynamical Spacetime and General Relativistic MHD Evolution Framework for the Einstein Toolkit." Physical Review D 101. 10 (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Hubble Constant Measurement with GW190521 as an Eccentric Black Hole Merger." Astrophysics. (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "GW190521 as a Highly Eccentric Black Hole Merger." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Numerical Relativity in Spherical Coordinates: A New Dynamical Spacetime and General Relativistic MHD Evolution Framework for the Einstein Toolkit." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "PatchworkWave: A Multipatch Infrastructure for Multiphysics/Multiscale/Multiframe/Multimethod Simulations at Arbitrary Order." General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology. (2020): n/a. Print.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Quasi-periodicity of Supermassive Binary Black Hole Accretion Approaching Merger." The Astrophysical Journal 879. 2 (2019): 1-9. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Eccentric Binary Black Holes with Spin via the Direct Integration of the Post-Newtonian Equations of Motion." APS Physics 100. 2 (2019): 24015. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "The Second RIT Binary Black Hole Simulations Catalog and its Application to Gravitational Waves Parameter Estimation." APS Physics 100. 2 (2019): 24021. Web.
Zlochower, Yosef, et al. "On the Properties of the Massive Binary Black Hole Merger GW170729." APS Physics 100. 10 (2019): 104015. Web.
Ascoli, Stephane d', et al. "Electromagnetic Emission from Supermassive Binary Black Holes Approaching Merger." The Astrophysical Journal 865. 2 (2018): 1-17. Web.
Ascoli, Stephane d', et al. "Electromagnetic Emission from Supermassive Binary Black Holes Approaching Merger." The Astrophysical Journal 865. (2018): n/a. Web.
Mewes, Vassilios, et al. "Numerical relativity in spherical coordinates with the Einstein Toolkit." Physical Review 97. 8 (2018): n/a. Web.
Bowen, Dennis B., et al. "Quasi-periodic Behavior of Mini-disks in Binary Black Holes Approaching Merger." The Astrophysical Journal 853. (2018): n/a. Web.
Lousto, Carlos O., Yosef Zlochower, and Manuela Campanelli. "Modeling the Black hole Merger of QSO 3C 186." The Astrophysical Journal 841. (2017): n/a. Web.
Healy, James, et al. "The RIT binary black hole simulations catalog." Classical and Quantum Gravity 34. (2017): n/a. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Relativistic Dynamics and Mass Exchange in Binary Black Hole Mini-Disks." The Astrophysical Journal 838. (2017): n/a. Web.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Spinning, precessing, black hole binary spacetime via asymptotic matching." Classical and Quantum Gravity 33. (2016): n/a. Web.
Lousto, Carlos O., et al. "Modeling the source of GW150914 with targeted numerical-relativity simulations." Classical and Quantum Gravity 33. (2016): n/a. Web.
Ireland, Brennan, et al. "Inspiralling, nonprecessing, spinning black hole binary spacetime via asymptotic matching." Physical Review 93. 10 (2016): n/a. Web.
Zlochower, Yosef, et al. "Inspiraling black-hole binary spacetimes: Challenges in transitioning from analytical to numerical techniques." Physical Review 93. 12 (2016): n/a. Web.
Zilhao, Miguel, et al. "Resolving the relative influence of strong field spacetime dynamics and MHD on circumbinary disk physics." Physical Review 91. 12 (2015): n/a. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al. "Approximate black hole binary spacetime via asymptotic matching." Physical Review 89. 8 (2014): n/a. Web.
Campanelli, Manuela, Hiroyuki Nakano, and Zachriah B. Etienne,. et al. "Error-analysis and comparison to analytical models of numerical waveforms produced by the NRAR Collaboration." Classical and Quantum Gravity. (2013): n/a. Web.
Gallouin, Louis, et al. "Asymptotically Matched Spacetime Metric for Non-Precessing, Spinning Black Hole Binaries." Classical and Quantum Gravity 29. (2012): 235013. Print.
Noble, Scott C., et al. "Circumbinary MHD Accretion into Inspiraling Binary Black Holes." The Astrophysical Journal 51. (2012): 755. Print.
Lousto, Carlos O., et al. "Study of Conformally Flat Initial Data for Highly Spinning Black Holes and their Early Evolutions." Physical Review D 85. (2012): 124013. Print.
Ajith, P, et al. "The NINJA-2 Catalog of Hybrid Post-Newtonian/Numerical-Relativity Waveforms for Non-Precessing Black-Hole Binaries." Classical and Quantum Gravity 29. (2012): 124001. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Intermediate-mass-ratio Black Hole Binaries II: Modeling Trajectories and Gravitational Waveforms." Physical Review D 84. (2011): 124-006. Print.
Loeffler, Frank, et al. "The Einstein Toolkit: A Community Computational Infrastructure for Relativistic Astrophysics." Classical and Quantum Gravity. (2011): 000-062. Web.
Mundim, Bruno C, et al. "Hybrid Black-hole Binary Initial Data." Classical and Quantum Gravity 28. (2011): 134-003. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Perturbative Effects of Spinning Black Holes in the Extreme Mass-ratio Limit." Classical and Quantum Gravity 28. (2011): 134-005. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef, Manuela Campanelli, and Carlos O. Lousto. "Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using Numerical Relativity." Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using Numerical Relativity 82. (2011): 104-057. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki and Yosef Zlochower Carlos O. Lousto Manuela Campanelli. "Intermediate-mass-ratio black hole binaries II: Modeling Trajectories and Gravitational Waveforms." Physical Review D 28. (2011): 124006. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Campanelli, Manuela. "Simulations of Binary Black Hole Mergers in the Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Era." The 29th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan. Kobe University. Kobe, Japan, n/a. 25 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Accretion Dynamics of Bbinary Black Holes Approaching Merger." Cosmology: The End of the Beginning. Future Prospects in Cosmology. Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK, n/a. 16 Sep. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Simulations of Accreting Binary Supermassive Black Holes Approaching Merger." Simons Program: Current Themes in High Energy Physics and Cosmology -- Physics and Astrophysics in the Era of Gravitational Wave Detection. Niels Bohr Institute. Copenhagen, Denmark, n/a. 19 Aug. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Simulations of Binary Black Hole Mergers in the Multi-Messenger Astrophysics Era." Quasars in Crisis 2019. Royal Observatory Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland, n/a. 6 Aug. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "How Supercomputer Simulations of Binary Black Holes & Neutron Stars Can Reveal the Hidden Universe." OAC-CI Webinar Series. National Science Foundation. n/a, n/a. 18 Jul. 2019. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Computational Challenges in Multimessenger Astrophysics." Physics and Astronomy Colloquium. Physics and Astronomy, University of Denver. Denver, CO. 15 Apr. 2019. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "The Mathematics of Gravitational Waves." Webinar Series on Mathematical Frontiers. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. n/a, n/a. 9 Apr. 2019. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Revealing The Hidden Universe With Black Hole Mergers." Distinguished Lecture on Astronomy. Arecibo Observatory - Learning Center. Puerto Rico, n/a. 12 Mar. 2019. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Women in Multimessenger Astrophysics!" Charla de Mujeres Científicas. COFI. San Juan, Puerto Rico, n/a. 11 Mar. 2019. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Shedding Light on Binary Black Holes Mergers with Numerical Simulations." Computational Challenges in Gravitational Wave Astronomy. IPAM, UCLA. Loa Angeles, CA. 28 Jan. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Shedding Light on Binary Supermassive Black Hole Mergers." Testing Gravity 2019. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, Canada, n/a. 24 Jan. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Shedding Light on Spiraling Supermassive Black Holes." Science Seminars at the Laser Lab. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 30 Nov. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Supermassive black holes on their way to merger, accretion dynamics and light signals." SIGRAV 2018. SIGRAV. Bologna, Italy, n/a. 10 Sep. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Computing the Lightning from Massive Black Hole Mergers." Milton G. Lecture. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 7 Mar. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Getting the Thunderstorm Right: Solving Einstein’s Equations with Numerical Relativity." Milton G. Lecture. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 6 Mar. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Thunder and Lightning from Cosmic Titans in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy." Milton G. Lecture. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 5 Mar. 2018. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "accretion dynamics in relativistic binary black hole mergers. and their astrophysical signatures." Astronomy Colloqium at Columbia University. Columbia University. New York, NY. 16 Jan. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical Relativity in the Multimessenger Era." Seminar at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department. Upton, NY. 21 Nov. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Gravitational Waves." 2017 Fall Meeting of The Astronomical Society of New York. Department of Physics & Astronomy, Union College. Schenectady, NY. 10 Nov. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Astrophysical Signatures of Black Hole Mergers." Science Seminars. MIT Kavli Institute for Space Research and Astrophysics. Cambridge, MA. 24 Oct. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "The future of Numerical Relativity Simulations of Binary Black Holes." Physics and Astrophysics at the Extreme (PAX). National Institute for Subatomic Physics. Amsterdam, n/a. 14 Aug. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Binary Black Holes and Multimessenger Astrophysics." 2017 Summer Program of the Aspen Center for Physics. ASPEN Center for Physics. Aspen, CO. 4 Aug. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Gravitational Radiation Recoils." 2017 Summer Program of the Aspen Center for Physics. ASPEN Center for Physics. Aspen, CO. 20 Jul. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical Relativity in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astronomy." IUPAP CCP Conference. University Pierre et Marie Curie - Sorbonne. Paris, France, n/a. 9 Jul. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Astrophysical Signatures of Black Hole Mergers." 33rd INSTITUT D'ASTROPHYSIQUE DE PARIS COLLOQUIUM. Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. Paris, France, n/a. 26 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical Relativity in the Era of Gravitational Wave Observations." MAA Seaway Section Conference. Oswego SUNY. Oswego, NY. 1 Apr. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "RIT Viva l'Italia." RIT Viva l'Italia. RIT-Allen Chapel of the Interfaith Center. Rochester, NY. 19 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Hydrodynamic Simulations of Binary Black Holes." Astrophysical Black-Hole Mergers Workshop VII. Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MA. 6 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "TEDxRIT - Chasing Perfection: How Science Discovered Binary Black Holes." TEDxRIT - Turning Points. TEDxRIT. Rochester, NY. 4 Feb. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Source Modeling." Physics and Astrophysics at the Extreme (PAX) Workshop. Penn State University. State College, PA. 1 Dec. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Relativistic Accretion in Supermassive Binary Black Hole Inspirals and Mergers." ITC Colloquium. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 17 Nov. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescences." 3rd Annual Gruber Cosmology Conference. Yale University - Departments of Astronomy and Physics. New Haven, CT. 7 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Binary Black Holes Mergers, Gravitational Waves and their Gaseous Environments." One Hundred Years of the Schwarzschild Solution, Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting 2016. Gulbenkian Foundation. Lisbon, Portugal, n/a. 12 Sep. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Simulations of Binary Black Holes Mergers." Physics Research and Education Gordon Research Conference. Salve Regina University. Newport, RI. 15 Jun. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Simulations of Binary Black Holes Mergers." Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA). University of Manitoba, The university of Winnipeg and Brandon University. Winnipeg, Canada, n/a. 31 May 2016. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Binary Black Holes." Department of Physics Seminar. Worcester Polytecnic Institute. Worcester, MA. 15 Dec. 2015. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Merging Black Holes in Astrophysics." CITA Seminar. Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. Toronto, Canada, n/a. 13 Jun. 2015. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Revealing the Hidden Universe: Black Hole Mergers." NCSA Colloquia Series. NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN. Urbana, IL. 23 Apr. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Merging Black Holes in Astrophysics." Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar:. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN - Department of Physics. Urbana, IL. 22 Mar. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Revealing the Hidden Universe with Numerical Relativity." AAAS Annual Meeting. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. San Jose, CA. 12 Feb. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Testing Gravity with Black Hole Mergers." Testing Gravity 2015. SFU, TRIUMF, Perimeter Institute, CITA ICAT. Vancouver, BC, Canada, n/a. 15 Jan. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Revealing the Hidden Universe of Merging Black Holes." Department of Physics and Geology Seminars. University of Perugia. Perugia, Italy, n/a. 5 Sep. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "The Astrophysics of Binary Black Hole Mergers in Strong-Field Gravity." Lecture at Laboratory of Laser Energetics. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 4 Mar. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Celebrating Fifty Years of Relativistic Astrophysics: Numerical Relativity." 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics - Celebrating Fifty Years of Relativistic Astrophysics. University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Dallas, TX. 8 Dec. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "MHD simulations of accretion disks around inspilling black holes." Workshop on Collapsing Objects. Fudan University. Shanghai, China, n/a. 21 Oct. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Binary black holes in strong field gravity, gravitational waves and electromagnetic signatures from their accretion disks." Connections For Women: Mathematical General Relativity. Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. n/a, n/a. 13 Sep. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Binary black holes in strong field gravity, gravitational waves and electromagnetic signatures from their accretion disks." Connections for Women: Mathematical General Relativity. Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Berkeley, CA. 3 Sep. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical Relativity." Hot Topics in General Relativity and Gravitation. Rencontres du Vietnam. Quy Nhon, Viet Nam, n/a. 28 Jun. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Numerical Relativity Calculations of Black Hole Recoils." AAS Summer Meeting: Galaxy Mergers from the Largest to the Smallest Scales. American Astronomical Society. Anchorage, AK. 13 Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Merging Black Hole in Astrophysical General Relativity." Invited Seminar. Washington State University. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pullman, WA. 4 Dec. 2011. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Understanding Black Hole Mergers." High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting (HEAD 2011). American Astronomical Society. Newport Marriott Hotel, Newport, RI. 9 Sep. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Black Holes in Numerical Relativity." Black Holes VIII: Theory and Mathematical Aspects. University of Waterloo. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 14 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Status of numerical relativity, and EM counterparts." Gravitational Wave Workshop. South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). Pretoria, South Africa. 31 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Testing GR with Numerical Studies of BH Binaries." 7th Sackler Conference in Theoretical Astrophysics. Harvard University. Boston, MA. 16 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Merging Black Hole in Astrophysical General Relativity." Invited Colloquium at the Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences. Duke University. Durham, NC. 16 Dec. 2011. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Merging Black Hole in Astrophysical General Relativity." Invited Colloquium in Physics and Astronomy. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. 5 Dec. 2011. Guest Lecture.
Campanelli, Manuela. "Understanding Black Hole Mergers." HEAD 2011 High Energy Astrophysics Division Meeting. American Astronomical Society. Newport, Rhode Island. 8 Sep. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Warfield, Thomas. Astrodance. By Hans-Peter Bischof, Joe Bochner, Jake Noel Storr. 22 Sep. 2012. Fringe Festival, Rochester. Performance.
Journal Editor
Day, Adam and Manuela Campanelli (editorial board member), ed. Classical and Quantum Gravity. London: IOP, 2012. Print.
Published Article
Nakano, Hiroyuki, M. Campanelli, C. Lousto, and Y. Zlochower. “Perturbative effects of spinning black holes with applications to recoil velocities.” Classical Quantum Gravity, (2010).arXiv:1011.2767 [gr-qc]. Web. "  É  «
Zlochower, Yosef, M. Campanelli, and C. Lousto. “Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using Numerical Relativity.” Classical Quantum Gravity, (2010). arXiv:1011.2210 [gr-qc]. Web."  É  «
Lousto, Carlos O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, and M. Campanelli.“Intermediate Mass Ratio Black HoleBinaries: Intertwining Numerical and Perturbative Techniques.” PhysicalReview D, (2010). arXiv:1008.4360[gr-qc]. Web. É  «
Lousto, Carlos O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, and M. Campanelli.“Intermediate Mass Ratio Black Hole Binaries: Numerical Relativity meets Perturbation Theory.” Physical Review Letters, (2010). arXiv:0904.3541 [gr-qc]. Web. É  «
Campanelli, Manuela, C.O. Lousto, B.C. Mundim, H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, and H. Bischof. “Advances in Simulations of Generic Black-Hole Binaries.” Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(2010): 084034. arXiv:1001.3834 [gr-qc]. Web. É  «
Kelly, Bernard J., W. Tichy, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli, andB. Whiting. “Post-Newtonian Initial Datawith Waves: Progress in Evolution.” ClassicalQuantum Gravity, 27 (2010): 114005. arXiv:0912.5311 [gr-qc]. Web. " É «
Lousto, Carlos , H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, and M.Campanelli. “Statistical Studies of Spinning Black HoleBinaries.” Physical Review D, 81 (2010):084023. arXiv:0904.3541 [gr-qc]. Web. É «
Campanelli, Manuela, C.O. Lousto, H. Nakano, and Y. Zlochower. “Remnant Masses, Spins and Recoils fromthe Merger of Generic Black-Hole Binaries.”Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27 (2010):114006.arXiv:0904.3541 [gr-qc]. Web. «
Formal Presentation
Campanelli, Manuela. “Simulations of Binary Black Hole Mergers.” Physics Club Colloquium. Department of Physics. Yale University,6 December 2010. Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. “Full Numerical Simulations of Black-Hole Binaries Mergers.” Joint MIT/Tufts/Harvard Cosmology Seminar. Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) at the Harvard- Smithsonian Centerfor Astrophysics (CfA). 30 November 2010. Presentation.
Campanelli,Manuela. “Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.” GRAILSSeminar. Kavili Institute for Astrophysics andSpace Research. Cambridge, MA. 29November 2010. Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. “Numerical Relativity.” GW2010 Conference. Minneapolis, MN. 14-16 Oct. 2010. Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. “Numerical Relativity.” 20th anniversary conference at the Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP). Kyoto, Japan. 21-25 Sept. 2010.Presentation. " 
Campanelli, Manuela. “Black-hole Science with LISA.” 19th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR19). Mexico City, Mexico. 5—9 July 2010. Presentation.
Campanelli, Manuela. “Binary Black Hole Mergers and Gravitational Recoils.” Colloquium. US Naval Research Laboratory. 27 May 2010. Presentation. " 

Currently Teaching

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-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
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.
PHYS-790
1 - 4 Credits
Graduate-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP-760
3 Credits
This course is the first in a two-course sequence that introduces Einstein's theory of General Relativity as a tool in modern astrophysics. The course will cover various aspects of both Special and General Relativity, with applications to situations in which strong gravitational fields play a critical role, such as black holes and gravitational radiation. Topics include differential geometry, curved spacetime, gravitational waves, and the Schwarzschild black hole.

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