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Steve Liebling

Professor of Math/Physics

B.A., Brown UniversityM.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Description

Professor Steve Liebling earned a BA in Physics from Brown University in 1993 and a PhD in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. As an assistant professor at LIU Southampton, he helped form The Technology Center with Prof. Borde, an advanced, interdisciplinary Unix computer lab. In 2004, he transferred to LIU Post where he constructed his first computational cluster using NSF funds.

He has worked with a number of undergraduates and a couple postdocs in his astrophysical research. An active researcher, he has published in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Physical Review Letters. He has received a number of grants through the NSF and currently has NASA funding. He has spent time as a Guest Scientist at BNL, ITP Scholar at UCSB, and Visiting Professor at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.

He has served on the Nominating Committee for the Topical Group in Gravitational (a group under the American Physical Society), and on review panels for the NSF.

In 2013 he was elected to APS Fellowship.

Specialties

Black Holes, Numerical and Computational Modeling, Relativity

Publications

  • Co-author, “Magnetized Neutron Star Mergers and Gravitational Wave Signals," published in Physical Review
  • Co-author, “Orbital Dynamics of Binary Boson Star Systems," published in Physical Review
  • Co-author, “Simulating Binary Neutron Stars: Dynamics and Gravitational Waves," published in Physical Review
  • Co-author, “Simulating the Universe(s): from Cosmic Bubble Collisions to Cosmological Observables with Numerical Relativity” (arXiv:1312.1357), published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

A complete list of publications can be found here.

Honors/Awards

Winner of the Buchalter Cosmology Prize 2014 for co-authoring, "Simulating the Universe(s): from Cosmic Bubble Collisions to Cosmological Observables with Numerical Relativity" (arXiv:1312.1357), published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 
Winner of the Abraham Krasnoff Memorial Award for a single, scholarly work 2014
Named an APS Fellow in 2013
Named an "Outstanding Referee" for Physical Review 2010
ITP Scholar (awarded by what is now the KITP at UCSB) 2002

Research Summary

http://relativity.liu.edu/steve/research/interests.html

Affiliation

  • Member, American Physical Society (APS)

Areas of Expertise

Numerical relativity; black hole critical behavior, high performance computing

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