Core Faculty

  1. Scott Field UMassD Math, MA

  2. Dana Fine, UMassD Math, MA

  3. Robert Fisher, UMassD Physics, MA

  4. J. P. Hsu, UMassD Physics, MA

  5. Gaurav Khanna, UMassD Physics, MA

  6. David Kagan, UMassD Physics, MA

Collaborative Faculty

  1. Martin Bojowald, Penn State, PA

  2. Lior Burko, Georgia G College, GA

  3. Richard Price, MIT / UMassD, MA

  4. Scott Hughes, MIT, MA

  5. Jorge Pullin, Louisiana State, LA

  6. Alessandra Buonanno, Max Planck Inst.

Current Students

  1. Rahul Kashyap, UMassD Physics, MA

  2. Patrick Parks, UMassD Physics, MA

  3. Alec Yonika, UMassD Physics, MA

  4. Caroline Mallary, UMassD Physics, MA

  5. Izak Thuestad, UMassD Physics, MA

  6. Dominic Gastaldo, UMassD Physics, MA

Past Students (Current Location)

  1. Will Duff, Industry

  2. Sarah Seva, Teaching

  3. Tyler Spilhaus, UAlaska

  4. David Torndorf-Dick, UNH

  5. Ed McClain, Louisiana State

  6. Charles Harnden, Teaching

  7. Dan Walsh, Teaching

  8. Gary Forrester, Teaching

  9. Mike DeSousa, Industry

  10. Justin McKennon, General Dynamics

  11. Dave Falta, Michigan State

  12. Matthew Hogan, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  13. Philip Mendonca, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  14. Rakesh Ginjupalli, IBM

  15. Sarah McLeod, Univ. of Melbourne

  16. Ian Nagle, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  17. Joshua Liberty, Univ. of Rhode Island

  18. Emanuel Simon, Univ. of Ulm, Germany

  19. Francis Boateng, UMass Lowell

  20. Subir Sabharwal, Columbia University

  21. Vishnu Paruchuri, Columbia U. Finance

  22. Jessica Rosen, Industry

  23. Peter Goetz, Univ. of Ulm, Germany

  24. Seth Connors, High-School Teacher

  25. Zhenhua Ning, Univ. of Illinois UC

  26. Nobuhiro Suzuki, Univ. of Rhode Island

  27. Mike O'Brien, Rutgers Univ.

  28. Matt Strafuss, MIT

Welcome to the Gravity Group of the Physics Department at UMass Dartmouth. This website is about different aspects of theoretical and computational gravitational physics, in particular: Our research on Black Holes, Quantum Cosmology and also Scientific Computation. All technical papers related to our research are available on the gr-qc list at the e-print archive. Here is an explicit list of a few selected articles. Research in this group is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), MA Space Grant Consortium (NASA), US Air Force Research (AFRL/AFOSR), private foundations (FQXi and others) and the computer industry (Apple, IBM, Sony, Nvidia and others). Interested students and general public should contact Professor Gaurav Khanna (gkhanna-at-umassd-dot-edu) for any queries or suggestions.

Check out our PS3 cluster for various research projects, that was made possible owing to a generous, partial donation from Sony. And here is its “big brother” built in a “reefer” container. Also check out the website of our new campus-wide Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research.

And here is Prof. Khanna’s talk on the GW150914 detection at our campus’ Interstellar event (2016) with Prof. Kip Thorne!

External Links

Here are some external links to related sites and other gravity groups.

General Relativity

Black Holes

Quantum Gravity

Numerical Relativity



LANL preprints

Matters of Gravity



Welcome to our Gravity Group