Graduate Research Seminar I/II

Faculty Investigation: Manuela Campanelli

Daniel Wysocki • • assignment


Manuela Campanelli is the director of RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG). She obtained her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Bern in 1996. Her research includes strong-regime general relativity, numerical relativity, and binary black holes.

Her research group, which now resides at the CCRG, had its claim to fame in 2006, when they published their “breakthrough” paper, Accurate Evolutions of Orbiting Black-Hole Binaries without Excision. This paper was recognized in APS’s “General Relativity’s Centennial”, a collection of landmark papers in relativity, over the century following the birth of GR.

Dr. Campanelli is also an ethical vegetarian, and has three dogs.


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