Frederic A Rasio

  • 11442 Citations
1990 …2020

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Research Interests

Professor Rasio's research spans a wide range of topics in theoretical astrophysics, including: exoplanets and planet formation; the dynamics of dense stellar systems (globular clusters, galactic nuclei, young star clusters); hydrodynamic stellar interactions (stellar collisions and mergers, binary coalescence, common envelope evolution); and relativistic astrophysics (neutron stars and black holes, gravitational waves, relativistic star clusters, radio pulsars). His most recent work has focused on the dynamics of tightly packed planetary systems, gravitational wave sources for laser-interferometer detectors (LIGO, LISA), and the formation of massive black holes through stellar dynamical processes.

Education/Academic qualification

Department of Physics, PhD, Cornell University

… → 1991

Department of Physics, MS, Cornell University

… → 1988

Applied Physics, Ingenieur Physicien (MS), Université Libre de Bruxelles

… → 1985

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  • Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters

    Chatterjee, S., Kalogera, V. & Rasio, F. A.

    National Science Foundation


    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    On the rate of neutron star binary mergers from globular clusters

    Ye, C. S., Fong, W. F., Kremer, K., Rodriguez, C. L., Chatterjee, S., Fragione, G. & Rasio, F. A., Jan 1 2020, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 888, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    Black holes: The next generation - Repeated mergers in dense star clusters and their gravitational-wave properties

    Rodriguez, C. L., Zevin, M., Amaro-Seoane, P., Chatterjee, S., Kremer, K., Rasio, F. A. & Ye, C. S., Aug 27 2019, In : Physical Review D. 100, 4, 043027.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Scopus citations

    How Initial Size Governs Core Collapse in Globular Clusters

    Kremer, K., Chatterjee, S., Ye, C. S., Rodriguez, C. L. & Rasio, F. A., Jan 20 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 871, 1, 38.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 16 Scopus citations

    In Search of the Thermal Eccentricity Distribution

    Geller, A. M., Leigh, N. W. C., Giersz, M., Kremer, K. & Rasio, F. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 872, 2, 165.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Millisecond Pulsars and Black Holes in Globular Clusters

    Ye, C. S., Kremer, K., Chatterjee, S., Rodriguez, C. L. & Rasio, F. A., Jun 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 877, 2, 122.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Scopus citations