Core Faculty

  1. Dana Fine, UMassD Math, MA

  2. Robert Fisher, UMassD Physics, MA

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

  4. Gaurav Khanna, UMassD Physics, MA

  5. David Kagan, UMassD Physics, MA

Collaborative Faculty

  1. Martin Bojowald, Penn State, PA

  2. Lior Burko, UAlabama, AL

  3. Richard Price, UTexas Brownsville, TX

  4. Scott Hughes, MIT, MA

  5. Jorge Pullin, Louisiana State, LA

  6. Alessandra Buonanno, UMaryland, MD

Current Students

  1. Daniel Walsh, UMassD Physics, MA

  2. Ed McClain, UMassD Physics, MA

  3. Patrick Parks, UMassD Physics, MA

  4. Tyler Spilhaus, UMassD Physics, MA

  5. Charles Harnden, UMassD Physics, MA

  6. Paritosh Verma, UMassD Physics, MA

Past Students (Current Location)

  1. Gary Forrester, Teaching

  2. Mike DeSousa, Industry

  3. Justin McKennon, General Dynamics

  4. Dave Falta, Michigan State

  5. Matthew Hogan, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  6. Philip Mendonca, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  7. Rakesh Ginjupalli, IBM

  8. Sarah McLeod, Univ. of Melbourne

  9. Ian Nagle, Florida Atlantic Univ.

  10. Joshua Liberty, Univ. of Rhode Island

  11. Emanuel Simon, Univ. of Ulm, Germany

  12. Francis Boateng, UMass Lowell

  13. Subir Sabharwal, Columbia University

  14. Vishnu Paruchuri, Columbia U. Finance

  15. Jessica Rosen, Industry

  16. Peter Goetz, Univ. of Ulm, Germany

  17. Seth Connors, High-School Teacher

  18. Zhenhua Ning, Univ. of Illinois UC

  19. Nobuhiro Suzuki, Univ. of Rhode Island

  20. Mike O'Brien, Rutgers Univ.

  21. 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 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”. Also check out the website of our new campus-wide Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research.

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