Yosef Zlochower
Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
5854756103
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Yosef Zlochower
Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Education
BS, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
5854756103
Currently Teaching
MATH182
ProjectBased Calculus II
4 Credits
This is the second in a twocourse sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
MATH326
Boundary Value Problems
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.
ASTP890
Research & Thesis
1  6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP790
Research & Thesis
1  3 Credits
Masterslevel research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
ASTP861
Advanced Relativity and Gravitation
3 Credits
This course is the second in a twocourse sequence that introduces Einstein's theory of General Relativity as a tool in modern astrophysics. The course will cover various aspects of General Relativity, with applications to situations in which strong gravitational fields play a critical role, such as black holes and gravitational radiation. Topics include advanced differential geometry, generic black holes, energy production in blackhole physics, blackhole dynamics, introductory cosmology, and methods for solving the Einstein equations.
MATH241
Linear Algebra
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.
ASTP891
Continuation of Thesis
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
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Journal Paper
Zilhao, Miguel, et al. "Resolving the Relative Influence of Strong Field Spacetime Dynamics and MHD on Circumbinary Disk Physics." Phys.Rev. D 91. (2015): 24034. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Perturbative extraction of gravitational waveforms generated with Numerical Relativity." Phys. Rev D 91. (2015): 104022. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef and Carlos Lousto. "Modeling the remnant mass, spin, and recoil from unequalmass, precessing blackhole binaries: The Intermediate Mass Ratio Regime." Phys. Rev. D 92. (2015): 24022. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef, et al. "Inspiraling BlackHole Binary Spacetimes: Transitioning from Analytical to Numerical Techniques." Phys. Rev. D. (2016): under review. Print.
Ruchlin, Ian, et al. "New Puncture Initial Data for BlackHole Binaries: High Spins and High Boosts." Phys. Rev. D. (2016): under review. Print.
Hinder, Ian, et al. "Erroranalysis and Comparison to Analytical Models of Numerical Waveforms Produced by the NRAR Collaboration." Classical and Quantum Gravity 31. (2014): 25012. Print.
Lousto, Carlos O and Yosef Zlochower. "Where Angular Momentum Goes in a Precessing Black Hole Binary." Phys.Rev. D 89. (2014): 21501. Print.
Lousto, Carlos O and Yosef Zlochower. "Black Hole Binary Remnant Mass and Spin: A New Phenomenological Formula." Phys.Rev. D 89. (2014): 104052. Print.
Mundum, Bruno C, et al. "Approximate Black Hole Binary Spacetime Via Asymptotic Matching." Phys.Rev. D 89. (2014): 84008. Print.
Healy, James, Carlos O Lousto, and Yosef Zlochower. "Remnant Mass, Spin, and Recoil From Spin Aligned Blackhole Binaries." Phys.Rev. D 90. (2014): 104004. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef, Marcelo Ponce, and Carlos Lousto. "Accuracy Issues for Numerical Waveforms." Physical Review D 86. (2012): 104056. Print.
Noble, Scott C, et al. "Circumbinary MHD Accretion into Inspiraling Binary Black Holes." Astrophysical Journal 755. (2012): 51. Print.
Lousto, Carlos, et al. "Study of Conformally Flat Initial Data for Highly Spinning Black Holes and their Early Evolutions." Physical Review D 85. (2012): 124013. Print.
Lousto, Carlos, et al. "Gravitational Recoil From AccretionAligned BlackHole Binaries." Physical Review D 85. (2012): 84015. Print.
Ajith, P. "The NINJA2 Catalog of Hybrid PostNewtonian/NumericalRelativity Waveforms for NonPrecessing BlackHole Binaries." Class.Quant.Grav. 29. (2012): 124001. Print.
Babiuc, M. C., J. Winicour, and Y. Zlochower. "Binary Black Hole Waveform Extraction at Null Infinity." Class. Quant. Grav. 28. (2011): 134006. Print.
Mundim, Bruno, et al. "Hybrid Blackhole Binary Initial Data." Class. Quant. Grav. 28. (2011): 134003. Print.
Babiuc, M. C., et al. "A Characteristic Extraction Tool for Gravitational Waveforms." Phys. Rev. D 84. (2011): 044057. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Perturbative Effects of Spinning Black Holes with Applications to Recoil Velocities." Class. Quant. Grav. 28. (2011): 134005. Print.
Zlochower, Yosef, Manuela Campanelli, and Carlos Lousto. "Modeling Gravitational Recoil Using Numerical Relativity." Class. Quant. Grav. 28. (2011): 114015. Print.
Lousto, Carlos and Yosef Zlochower. "Modeling Maximum Astrophysical Gravitational Recoil Velocities." Phys. Rev. D 83. (2011): 024003. Print.
Lousto, Carlos and Yosef Zlochower. "Orbital Evolution of ExtremeMassRatio BlackHole Binaries with Numerical Relativity." Phys. Rev. Lett 106. (2011): 041101. Print.
Ponce, Marcelo, Carlos Lousto, and Yosef Zlochower. "Seeking for Toroidal Event Horizons from Initially Stationary BH Configurations." Class. Quant. Grav. 28. (2011): 145027. Print.
Lousto, Carlos and Yosef Zlochower. "Hangup Kicks: Still Larger Recoils by Partial SpinOrbit Alignment of BlackHole Binaries." Phys. Rev. Lett 107. (2011): 231102. Print.
Nakano, Hiroyuki, et al. "Intermediatemassratio black hole binaries II: Modeling Trajectories and Gravitational Waveforms." Physical Review D 84. (2011): 124006. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Zlochower, Yosef. "Accurate Models for Astrophysical BH Recoils." APS April Meeting. APS. Baltimore, MD. 14 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Inspiraling BlackHole Binary Spacetimes: Transitioning from Analytical to Numerical Techniques." Eastern Gravity Meeting. RIT. Rochester, NY. 28 May 2015. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Modeling Large Remnant Kicks for the Mergers of Unequal Mass Black Hole Binaries : A Progress Report." APS April Meeting 2014. APS. Savannah, GA. 6 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Modeling the Remnant from (simple) Precessing Binaries." Eastern Gravity Meeting 2014. APS, WVU. Morgantown, WV. 16 May 2014. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Numerical Simulations of BlackHole Mergers." Washington State University Physics Colloquium. Washington State University. Pullman, WA. 12 Mar. 2012. Address.
Zlochower, Yosef. "New Conformally Flat Initial Data for Spinning Black Holes." APS April Meeting. APS. Atlanta, GA. 2 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "HangUp Kicks: Large Recoils for Partially Aligned Binaries." Eastern Gravity Meeting. Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. 22 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Modeling 1/10 to 1/100 Black Hole Binaries Using Numerical Relativity." Eastern Gravity Meeting. Princeton. Princeton, NJ. 2 Jun. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Fully Nonlinear Numerical Evolutions of SmallMassRatio BlackHole Binaries." APS April Meeting. APS. Anaheim, CA. 1 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. "Recent Advances in Modeling BlackHole Binaries." RIT SMS Colloquium. RIT. Rochester, NY. 30 Mar. 2011. Address.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
9/15/2012  8/31/2015
NSF
Amount: $113,252
NSF
Amount: $113,252
9/1/2012  8/31/2015
NSF
Amount: $290,110
NSF
Amount: $290,110
10/1/2010  9/30/2015
NSF
Amount: $646,092
NSF
Amount: $646,092
Published Article
Lousto, C.O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “Intermediate massratio black hole binaries: Intertwining numerical andperturbative techniques.” PhysicalReview D, 82 (2010): 104057. Print. â‰ *
Campanelli, M., C.O. Lousto, B. Mundim, H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, H.P. Bischof. “Advances in Simulations of Generic BlackHole Binaries,” Classical Quantum Gravity, 27:(2010): 084034. Print. â‰ *
Lousto, C.O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “Intermediate Mass Ratio Black HoleBinaries: Numerical Relativity meetsPerturbation Theory.”, Physical ReviewLetters, 104 (2010): 211101. Print. â‰ *
Kelly, B., W. Tichy, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “PostNewtonian Initial Data with Waves: Progress in Evolution.” Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27 (2010): 114005. Print. â‰ *
Lousto, C.O., H. Nakano, Y. Zlochower, M. Campanelli. “Statistical studies of Spinning BlackHoleBinaries.” Physical Review D, 81 (2010):084023. Print. â‰ *
Formal Presentation
Zlochower, Yosef. “BlackHole Dynamics and theirAstrophysical Consequences.” Physics Colloquium. Geneseo, NY. 8 Apr. 2010. Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef.“Recent advances in modeling gravitationalrecoil from highlyspinning blackhole binaries.” SIAM conference on nonlinear waves. Philiadelphia, PA. 1619 Aug 2010. Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. “Extreme BlackHole Binaries.” APS April Meeting. Washington DC. 15 Feb. 2010. Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. “Extreme BlackHole Binaries.” Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios. Ontario, Canada. 24 June 2010. Presentation.
Zlochower, Yosef. “Gravitational Recoil and its AstrophysicalConsequences.” 19th InternationalConference on General Relativity and Gravitation. Mexico City, Mexico. 6 July 2010. Presentation.