Frederic A. Rasio
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847) 491 7904    
Administrative Assistant:    
Lisa Raymond: (847) 491 8646    
Fax: (847) 467 8857    
rasio@northwestern.edu    
ciera.northwestern.edu/rasio    

FUNDING
  • Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), Chatterjee, S. (co-P.I.), & Kalogera, V. (co-P.I.), NSF Grant AST-1716762, $468,070 awarded for 06/2017 - 05/2020.
     
  • Identifying Globular Clusters Hosting Large Numbers of Black Holes.
    Chatterjee, S. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-I.), NASA Hubble Space Telescope Grant HST-AR-14555.001, $79,999 awarded for 1/2017 - 12/2019.
     
  • Dynamical Modeling of Dense Star Clusters with a Parallel Monte Carlo Code.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NNX14AP92G, $450,000 awarded for 09/2014 - 08/2018.
     
  • Understanding Gamma-ray Emission from the Galactic Center: Constraining the Millisecond Pulsar Population.
    Antonini, F. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (Co-I.), et al., NASA Fermi Grant NNX15AU69G, $75,000 awarded for 11/2015 - 10/2017.
     
  • REU Site: Preparing a Diverse Workforce through Interdisciplinary Astrophysics Research.
    Kalogera, V. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-P.I.), et al., NSF Grant AST-1359462, $287,785 awarded for 9/2014 - 8/2017.
     
  • CDS&E: Black Holes in Dense Star Clusters.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), et al., NSF CDS&E Grant AST-1312945, $448,377 awarded for 09/2013 - 08/2017.
     
  • Fellows on the Frontier 2015.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Conference Grant AST-1518974, $27,520 awarded for 07/2015 - 06/2017.
     
  • Modeling Black Hole X-Ray Binaries in Globular Clusters.
    Chatterjee, S. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra Theory Grant TM5-16004X//NAS8-03060, $85,000 awarded for 03/2015 - 2/2017.
     
  • Dynamics of Extrasolar Planetary Systems.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Origins of Solar Systems Grant NNX12AI86G,  $537,110  awarded for 05/2012 - 05/2016.
     
  • A New Insight into Open Cluster Internal Dynamics and Neutron Star Formation.
    Geller, A. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA  Grant GO3-14043B//NAS-8-03060 from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, $9,981 awarded for 08/2013 - 08/2015.
     
  • Weather on Substellar Worlds: Mapping the Atmospheres of Cool Brown Dwarfs.
    Cowan, N. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Spitzer Grant RSA-1442438 from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, $50,000 awarded for 09/2012 – 09/2014.
     
  • Modeling the Blue Stragglers in Globular Clusters. 
    Chatterjee, S. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A (co-I.), NASA Hubble Space Telescope Grant HST-AR-12829.01-A, $59,000 awarded for 09/2012 – 09/2014.
     
  • Planetary Atmospheres in Extreme Environments.
    Cowan, N. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Spitzer Grant RSA-1442438 from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, $50,000 awarded for 09/2011 - 09/2014.
     
  • Formation of Black Hole X-Ray Binaries in Globular Clusters.
    Umbreit, S. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra Theory Grant TM1-12006X from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,  $85,000 awarded for 01/2011 – 12/2013.
     
  • Balancing the Budget: Simultaneous Near- and Mid-IR Phase Curves of WASP–12b. 
    Cowan, N. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Spitzer Grant RSA-1420463 from Jet Propulsion Laboratory,  $47,500 awarded for 11/2010 – 09/2013.
     
  • MRI: Acquisition of a Hybrid High Performance Computer Cluster for Gravitational-Wave Source Simulation and Data Analysis. 
    Kalogera, V. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-P.I.), et al., NSF Grant PHY- 1126812,  $475,000 awarded for the period 09/2011 – 08/2012.
     
  • Eccentric Disks around Supermassive Black Holes. 
    Hubble Fellowship grant supporting Dr. Evghenii Gaburov, Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Grant HST-HF-51289.01-A from Space Telescope Science Institute,  $110,023 awarded for 09/2011 – 08/2012.
     
  • Dynamical Formation and Evolution of Compact Binaries.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant PHY-0855592, $229,106 awarded for 08/2009 - 07/2012.
     
  • Binary Stars and Globular Cluster Dynamics.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA ATFP Grant NNX09AO36G, $470,721 awarded for 08/2009 - 07/2012.
     
  • Hydrodynamics of Stellar Collisions and Mergers.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Grant NNX08AG66G, $416,923 awarded for 03/2008 - 03/2012.
     
  • Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters.
    Umbreit, S. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Hubble Theory Grant HST-AR-11779.01-A, awarded through the Space Telescope Science Institute, $85,000 awarded for 11/2008 - 10/2010.
     
  • Dynamical Formation and Evolution of Compact Binaries.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant PHY-0601995, $197,996 awarded for 08/2006 - 07/2010.
     
  • Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei and Starbursts.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), Freitag, M. (co-P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0607498, $364,598 awarded for 06/2006 - 05/2010.
     
  • Observational Signatures of Extrasolar Late Heavy Bombardments.
    Thommes, E. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Spitzer Theory Grant NMO710076, awarded through the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, $86,144 awarded for 07/2007 - 06/2009.
     
  • Binary Stars and Globular Cluster Dynamics.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NNG06GI62G, $331,919 awarded for 05/2006 - 04/2009.
     
  • Acquisition of a Versatile High Performance Computing Facility for Gravitational Wave Source Modeling and Student Training.
    Kalogera, V. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-P.I.), et al., NSF MRI Grant PHY-0619274, $416,198 awarded for 10/2006 - 09/2008.
     
  • Modeling Stellar Exotica in Dense Star Clusters.
    Lombardi, J.C. (P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0507561, $177,563 awarded (to Vassar College) for 09/2005 - 08/2008.
     
  • Dynamical Formation of X-ray Sources in Dense Star Clusters.
    Fregeau, J.A. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra Fellowship Grant PF7-80047, awarded through the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, $88,682 awarded for 08/2007 - 07/2008.
     
  • Dynamics of Extrasolar Planetary Systems.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0507727, $397,336 awarded for 08/2005 - 07/2008.
     
  • Conference on `Extreme Solar Systems.'
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), Wolszczan, A. (co-P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0732444, $26,000 for 07/2007 - 06/2008.
     
  • Millisecond Pulsars and Core Collapse in the Globular Cluster NGC 6752.
    Heinke, C.O. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra GO Grant, Award GO6-7034X from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, $38,998 awarded for 02/2006 - 02/2008.
     
  • Dynamical Formation of X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters.
    Fregeau, J.A. (Science P.I.), Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra Theory Grant, Award TM6-7007X from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, $78,986 awarded for 01/2006 - 12/2007.
     
  • Stellar Collisions in Dense Star Clusters and Galactic Nuclei.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NNG04G176G, $310,000 awarded for 05/2004 - 05/2007.
     
  • Hydrodynamic Calculations of Coalescing Compact Binaries.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant PHY-0245028, $116,000 awarded for 08/2003 - 07/2006.
     
  • Dynamics of Extrasolar Planetary Systems.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0206182, $227,376 awarded for 07/2002 - 06/2006.
     
  • Binary Stars and Globular Cluster Dynamics.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NAG5-12044, $259,770 awarded for 04/2002 - 04/2006.
     
  • Stellar Sources of Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves.
    Kalogera, V. (P.I.), Freitag, M. (co-I.), Rasio, F.A. (co-I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NAG5-12345, $253,762 awarded (to NU) for 04/2003 - 03/2006.
     
  • Collaborative Research: Stellar Collisions and Mergers.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant AST-0206276, $50,244 awarded (to NU) for 09/2002 - 08/2005 (J.C. Lombardi was P.I. on the corresponding grant at Vassar).
     
  • Theoretical Models of X-ray Binaries and Millisecond Pulsars in Globular Clusters.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Chandra Theory Grant, Award TM3-4003X from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, $60,000 awarded for 01/2003 - 12/2004.
     
  • Hydrodynamic Calculations of Coalescing Compact Binaries..
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant PHY-0133425, $124,353 awarded for 08/2001 - 07/2004.
     
  • Binary Stars and Globular Cluster Dynamics.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NAG5-11396, $77,049 awarded for 07/2001 - 04/2002.
     
  • Binary Stars and Globular Cluster Dynamics.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NAG5-8460, $242,278 awarded for 04/1999 - 04/2002.
     
  • Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics in Dense Star Clusters.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NASA Hubble Fellowship Grant HF-01112.01-98A (to support Postdoctoral Fellow S. Portegies Zwart at MIT), $202,000 awarded for 11/1998 - 10/2001.
     
  • Hydrodynamic Calculations of Coalescing Compact Binaries.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant PHY-0070918, $56,670 awarded for 08/2000 - 07/2001.
     
  • Theoretical Studies of Dynamical Interactions between Stars.
    Rasio, F.A. (P.I.), NSF Grant AST-9618116, $214,570 awarded for 05/1997 - 04/2001.
     
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, $35,000 awarded for 10/1996 - 09/2000.
     
  • Gas Dynamics and the Formation of Galaxies and Quasars.
    Loeb, A. (P.I.) & Rasio, F.A. (co-I.), NASA Astrophysics Theory Program Grant NAG5-3085, $240,000 awarded (to Harvard University) for 08/1995 - 07/1998.
     

Updated May 2017