Francois V O 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 931: Mathematical Physics
  • PHYS 408: General Physics II Recitation

Selected Publications

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

Hossein Nouri, F., Duez, M. D., Foucart, F., Deaton, M. B., Haas, R., Haddadi, M., . . . Szilagyi, B. (2018). Evolution of the magnetized, neutrino-cooled accretion disk in the aftermath of a black hole-neutron star binary merger. Physical Review D, 97(8). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.083014

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

Fernández, R., Foucart, F., Kasen, D., Lippuner, J., Desai, D., & Roberts, L. F. (2017). Dynamics, nucleosynthesis, and kilonova signature of black hole—neutron star merger ejecta. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34(15), 154001. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/aa7a77

Foucart, F., Deaton, M. B., Duez, M. D., Kidder, L. E., MacDonald, I., Ott, C. D., . . . Teukolsky, S. A. (2013). 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

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

Foucart, F., Duez, M. D., Kidder, L. E., & Teukolsky, S. A. (2011). Black hole-neutron star mergers: Effects of the orientation of the black hole spin. Physical Review D, 83(2). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.024005

Duez, M. D., Foucart, F., Kidder, L. E., Pfeiffer, H. P., Scheel, M. A., & Teukolsky, S. A. (2008). Evolving black hole-neutron star binaries in general relativity using pseudospectral and finite difference methods. Physical Review D, 78(10). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.78.104015

Most Cited Publications