A pdf version of my CV is available here [updated 01-Sep-2015]
[Note: I've stopped updating the below html version of my CV several years ago. See the pdf version above.]

Contact Info

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043
email: [my last name]@gmail.com
website: www.astro.cornell.edu/~favata
office phone: [I prefer to be emailed]
fax: (973)-655-7686
Faculty profile website

Education

Research Interests

Primary interests: gravitational-wave astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, general relativity, the physics of black holes and neutron stars.
Secondary interests: cosmology, nonlinear dynamics, perturbation methods in applied math.
Specific interests: modeling the relativistic two-body problem via the post-Newtonian approximation or black hole perturbation theory, interface of analytic methods with numerical relativity, the gravitational self-force problem, neutron star structure and oscillations, spin and tidal interactions, nonlinear processes in black hole collisions and gravitational-wave generation, parameter estimation for gravitational-wave signals, detection of gravitational waves with current and future detectors, alternative theories of gravity and tests of general relativity, astrophysical and electromagnetic implications of gravitational-wave emission (especially black hole kicks).

Academic Employment

Publications

See my publications page.

Research Projects

See my research page.

Teaching Experience

Student Mentoring

Public Lectures & Outreach

Conference Talks, Seminars, & Colloquia

(You can find links to some selected talks on my research page.)
  1. Seminar, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore (July 2013)*
  2. Colloquium, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore (July 2013)*
  3. Astronomy Dept. Colloquium, Seoul National University (June 2013)*
  4. April APS Meeting, Denver, CO (April 2013)
  5. LIGO-Virgo Collaboration Meeting, new group presentation (March 2013)
  6. Rattle and Shine: Gravitational Wave and Electromagnetic Studies of Compact Binary Mergers, KITP, poster (August 2012)
  7. Gravitational Wave Bursts Workshop, Tobermory, Scotland (May 2012)
  8. MIT Lincoln Laboratory, group seminar (March 2012)*
  9. Mathematical Sciences Dept., Montclair State U. (March 2012)*
  10. Physics Dept., Cal State Fullerton (January 2012)*
  11. Center for Gravitation & Cosmology Seminar, UW-Milwaukee (November 2011)*
  12. 21st Midwest Relativity Metting, Univ. of Illinois (November 2011)
  13. Astrophysics Lunch Seminar, JPL (June 2011)
  14. April APS Meeting, Anaheim, CA (April 2011)
  15. 27th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech (March 2011)
  16. Applied mathematics colloquium, Northwestern University (November 2010)
  17. The Inns and Outs of Black Holes, Annapolis (November 2010)
  18. 10th Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California (TASC) meeting, Caltech (October 2010)
  19. JPl Postdoc Research Day, poster, JPL (August 2010)
  20. 8th International LISA Symposium, SLAC/Stanford (June 2010)
  21. Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios, Perimeter Institute (June 2010)
  22. 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, UC San Diego (March 2010)
  23. 8th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Columbia Univ. (June 2009)
  24. 12th Eastern Gravity Meeting, RIT (June 2009)
  25. CITA Seminar (June 2009)
  26. UCSB Astrophysics Lunch Seminar (April 2009)
  27. Physics Department Seminar, Univ. of Mississippi (March 2009)
  28. 24th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Vancouver (December 2008)
  29. Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity seminar, Caltech (December 2008)
  30. 8th Theoretical Astrophysics in S. California Meeting, UC Irvine (November 2008)
  31. 7th International LISA Symposium, Barcelona (June 2008)
  32. 2nd Santa Barbara Astrophysics Meeting, KITP (May 2008)
  33. 24th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, UCSB (March 2008)
  34. 7th Theoretical Astrophysics in S. California Meeting, UCLA (Nov 2007)
  35. UCSB Astrophysics Lunch Seminar (October 2007)
  36. 18th International Conference on Gen. Relativity & Gravitation, Sydney (July 2007)
  37. 1st Santa Barbara Astrophysics Meeting, KITP (May 2007)
  38. 23rd Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech (March 2007)
  39. UCSB Gravity Lunch Seminar (November 2006)
  40. KITP Program: Physics of Galactic Nuclei, Discussion Talk (July 2006)
  41. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Dallas (April 2006), Session Chair
  42. 9th East Coast Gravity Meeting, MIT (March 2006)
  43. Center for Gravitational Wave Physics Seminar, Penn State (February 2006)
  44. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Tampa (April 2005)
  45. 17th International Conference on Gen. Relativity & Gravitation, Dublin (July 2004)
  46. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Denver (May 2004)
  47. 20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech (March 2004)
  48. Gravitation: A Decennial Perspective, Penn State (June 2003)
  49. The Astrophysics of Gravitational Wave Sources, Univ. of Maryland (April 2003)
  50. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Philadelphia, (April 2003)
  51. 2nd Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California Meeting, UCSB (October 2002)
  52. Meeting of the American Physical Society, Albuquerque (April 2002)
  53. 3rd Capra Ranch Meeting on Radiation Reaction, Caltech (June 2000)
  54. 14th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Univ. of Montana (April 2000)
  55. 16th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, Caltech (March 2000)
  56. SURF Seminar Day, Caltech (October 1999)
  57. SURF Seminar Day, Caltech (October 1997)

Conferences Organized

Awards, Fellowships, Grants, & Service

Service & Memberships

Media Coverage

Computer Skills

Proficiency in Maple, LaTeX, HTML; Windows, Mac, Linux OS; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Knowledgeable in Mathematica, Matlab, C/C++, CSS.

Foreign Languages

Elementary knowledge of Italian and Korean.

Undergraduate Research

Senior Advisors, Mentors, & Collaborators


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