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Lovelace, Geoffrey

Associate Professor of Physics


Office: 657-278-7501

Department: 657-278-3366



Geoffrey Lovelace, associate professor of physics at California State University, Fullerton, is a computational astrophysicist specializing in numerical relativity. His research focuses on using supercomputer simulations to model colliding black holes and the gravitational waves they emit, to help Advanced LIGO and other detectors observe as many of these waves as possible. He earned his doctorate in physics from Caltech in 2007 and his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. Lovelace worked for five years as a research associate at Cornell University before joining the Cal State Fullerton Physics Department faculty in 2012.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Gravitational waves
  • Merging binary black holes
  • General relativity
  • Numerical modeling
  • High performance computing

  • Physics
  • Astronomy