Francois Foucart

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


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

Courses Taught

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

Selected Publications

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

Gottlieb, O., Issa, D., Jacquemin-Ide, J., Liska, M., Tchekhovskoy, A., Foucart, F., . . . Metzger, B. D. (2023). Hours-long Near-UV/Optical Emission from Mildly Relativistic Outflows in Black Hole–Neutron Star Mergers. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 953(1), L11. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/acec4a

Foucart, F., Duez, M. D., Haas, R., Kidder, L. E., Pfeiffer, H. P., Scheel, M. A., & Spira-Savett, E. (n.d.). General relativistic simulations of collapsing binary neutron star mergers with Monte Carlo neutrino transport. Physical Review D, 107(10). doi:10.1103/physrevd.107.103055

Haddadi, M., Duez, M. D., Foucart, F., Ramirez, T., Fernández, R., Knight, A. L., . . . Scheel, M. A. (2023). Late-time post-merger modeling of a compact binary: effects of relativity, r-process heating, and treatment of transport. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 40(8), 085008. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/acc0c6

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