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Henrietta Post
  • Notable Name: Carlos Lousto elected a fellow of the American Physical Society

  • Rochester Institute of Technology scientist Carlos Lousto has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

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  • Rochester Institute of Technology scientist Carlos Lousto has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.
    Lousto is a member of RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and an associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences within the College of Science. He was chosen to receive the honor “for his important contributions at the interface between perturbation theory and numerical relativity, and in understanding how to simulate binary black holes,” according to the society’s citation.
    In 2005, Lousto and his team were able to simulate the merger of two black holes on a supercomputer according to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity for strong field gravity.
    Lousto received a doctorate in astronomy from University of La Plata in 1987 and a second doctorate in physics from University of Buenos Aires in 1992. The society will publish the names and citations of the newly elected fellows in the March 2013 issue of the APS News.

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