Francois Foucart

Francois Foucart

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-1962
Office: Physics, Demeritt Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Physics
  • MATH/PHYS 931: Mathematical Physics
  • PHYS 408: General Physics II
  • PHYS 408S: General Physics II Studio
  • PHYS 601: Computational Physics Recit I
  • PHYS 711/811: Astrophysics II
  • PHYS 764/864: General Relativity & Cosmology
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M., Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris
  • MENGR, Universite libre de Bruxelles
  • MENGR, Ecole Centrale Paris

Selected Publications

  • Grohs, E., Richers, S., Couch, S. M., Foucart, F., Froustey, J., Kneller, J. P., & McLaughlin, G. C. (2024). Two-moment Neutrino Flavor Transformation with Applications to the Fast Flavor Instability in Neutron Star Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal, 963(1), 11. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ad13f2

  • Froustey, J., Richers, S., Grohs, E., Flynn, S. D., Foucart, F., Kneller, J. P., & McLaughlin, G. C. (n.d.). Neutrino fast flavor oscillations with moments: Linear stability analysis and application to neutron star mergers. Physical Review D, 109(4). doi:10.1103/physrevd.109.043046

  • Gottlieb, O., Metzger, B. D., Quataert, E., Issa, D., Martineau, T., Foucart, F., . . . Scheel, M. A. (2023). A Unified Picture of Short and Long Gamma-Ray Bursts from Compact Binary Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 958(2), L33. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ad096e

  • Shiralilou, B., Raaiijmakers, G., Duboeuf, B., Nissanke, S., Foucart, F., Hinderer, T., & Williamson, A. R. (2023). Measuring the Hubble Constant with Dark Neutron Star–Black Hole Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal, 955(2), 149. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/acf3dc

  • Gottlieb, O., Issa, D., Jacquemin-Ide, J., Liska, M., Foucart, F., Tchekhovskoy, A., . . . Scheel, M. A. (2023). Large-scale Evolution of Seconds-long Relativistic Jets from Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 954(1), L21. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aceeff

  • Fernandez, R., Tchekhovskoy, A., Quataert, E., Foucart, F., & Kasen, D. (2019). Long-term GRMHD simulations of neutron star merger accretion discs: implications for electromagnetic counterparts. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 482(3), 3373-3393. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2932

  • Hinderer, T., Taracchini, A., Foucart, F., Buonanno, A., Steinhoff, J., Duez, M., . . . Carpenter, C. W. (2016). Effects of Neutron-Star Dynamic Tides on Gravitational Waveforms within the Effective-One-Body Approach. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 116(18). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.181101

  • Foucart, F., Haas, R., Duez, M. D., O'Connor, E., Ott, C. D., Roberts, L., . . . Scheel, M. A. (2016). Low mass binary neutron star mergers: Gravitational waves and neutrino emission. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 93(4). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.044019

  • Foucart, F. (2012). Black-hole-neutron-star mergers: Disk mass predictions. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 86(12). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.124007

  • Lai, D., Foucart, F., & Lin, D. N. C. (2011). Evolution of spin direction of accreting magnetic protostars and spin-orbit misalignment in exoplanetary systems. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 412(4), 2790-2798. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18127.x

  • Most Cited Publications