Francois Foucart

Office: Physics, Demeritt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Francois Foucart


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

Courses Taught

  • MATH/PHYS 931: Mathematical Physics
  • PHYS 408: General Physics II
  • PHYS 601: Computational Physics Recit I
  • PHYS 764/864: General Relativity & Cosmology
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Desai, D., Metzger, B. D., & Foucart, F. (2019). Imprints of r-process heating on fall-back accretion: distinguishing black hole–neutron star from double neutron star mergers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 485(3), 4404-4412. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz644

Fernández, 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

Foucart, F. (2018). Monte Carlo closure for moment-based transport schemes in general relativistic radiation hydrodynamic simulations. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475(3), 4186-4207. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty108

Lippuner, J., Fernández, R., Roberts, L. F., Foucart, F., Kasen, D., Metzger, B. D., & Ott, C. D. (2017). Signatures of hypermassive neutron star lifetimes on r-process nucleosynthesis in the disc ejecta from neutron star mergers. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472(1), 904-918. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx1987

Foucart, F., Chandra, M., Gammie, C. F., Quataert, E., & Tchekhovskoy, A. (2017). How important is non-ideal physics in simulations of sub-Eddington accretion on to spinning black holes?. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470(2), 2240-2252. doi:10.1093/mnras/stx1368

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

Hinderer, T., Taracchini, A., Foucart, F., Buonanno, A., Steinhoff, J., Duez, M., . . . Carpenter, C. W. (n.d.). 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. (n.d.). Black-hole–neutron-star mergers: Disk mass predictions. Physical Review D, 86(12). doi:10.1103/physrevd.86.124007

Foucart, F., Haas, R., Duez, M. D., O’Connor, E., Ott, C. D., Roberts, L., . . . Scheel, M. A. (n.d.). Low mass binary neutron star mergers: Gravitational waves and neutrino emission. Physical Review D, 93(4). doi:10.1103/physrevd.93.044019

Foucart, F., Deaton, M. B., Duez, M. D., Kidder, L. E., MacDonald, I., Ott, C. D., . . . Teukolsky, S. A. (n.d.). Black-hole–neutron-star mergers at realistic mass ratios: Equation of state and spin orientation effects. Physical Review D, 87(8). doi:10.1103/physrevd.87.084006

Most Cited Publications