Jason Nordhaus

Associate Professor | RIT



Associate Professor of Physics at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT.

Core faculty in the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and the Astrophysics Ph.D. program.

Former National Science Foundation AAP Fellow and Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton University.

Ph.D. University of Rochester.

Astrophysics Research

I am a theoretical astrophysicist primarily interested in the late stages of stellar evolution. The death of a star is an energetic and explosive event from which compact objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes emerge. As a theorist, I blend data, numerical computations and pen-and-paper theory to advance knowledge in stellar astrophysics.

PUBLICATIONS [By Date] [By Impact]

Binaries and Multi-body Dynamics; Tidal, Convective and Radiative Processes; Common Envelopes; Supernovae; Magnetohydrodynamics; Compact Objects; Planets and Substellar Objects; Planetary Nebulae; Computation

Research Group Members

Taylor Paul

Current Ph.D. Student

Bailey Filer

Current Ph.D. Student

Nikki Noughani

Current Ph.D. Student

Emily Wilson

2022 Ph.D.

Gabe Guidarelli

2021 Ph.D.


New NSF grant on the physics of neutron stars and neutron star mergers

Groundbreaking study of binary star evolution is focus of new NSF grant

A Common Language

Videos depicting complex scientific concepts break barriers for deaf STEM students

Astrophysicist confirms theory about dying stars

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