Publications

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* = CSUF undergraduate student co-author
+ = CSUF graduate student co-author
^ = CSUF alumni
 
40. Geoffrey Lovelace, Carlos O. Lousto, James Healy, Mark A. Scheel, Alyssa Garcia, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Michael Boyle, Manuela Campanelli, Daniel A. Hemberger, Lawrence E. Kidder Harald P. Pfeiffer, Bela Szilagyi, Saul A. Teukolsky, and Yosef Zlochower. "Modeling the source of GW150914 with targeted numerical-relativity simulations." (2016).
 
39. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence." Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 241103 (2016).
 
38. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence." (2016).
 
37. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "An improved analysis of GW150914 using a fully spin-precessing waveform model." (2016).
 
36. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "Tests of general relativity with GW150914." Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 221101 (2016).
 
35. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914." Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 241102 (2016).
 
34. B. P. Abbott et al., for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger." Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 (2016).
 
33. Prayush Kumar, Kevin Barkett, Swetha Bhagwat, Nousha Afshari*, Duncan A. Brown, Geoffrey Lovelace, Mark A. Scheel, and Bela Szilagyi. "Accuracy and precision of gravitational-wave models of inspiraling neutron star-black hole binaries with spin: Comparison with matter-free numerical relativity in the low-frequency regime." Phys. Rev. D 92, 102001 (2015).
arXiv:1507.00103 [gr-qc]
 
32. Mark A. Scheel, Matthew Giesler^, Daniel A. Hemberger, Geoffrey Lovelace, Kevin Kuper*, Michael Boyle, Bela Szilagyi, and Lawrence E. Kidder. "Improved methods for simulating nearly extremal binary black holes." Class. Quantum Grav. 32, 105009 (2015).
 
31. Geoffrey Lovelace, Mark A. Scheel, Robert Owen, Matthew Giesler^, Reza Katebi+, Bela Szilagyi, Tony Chu, Nicholas Demos*, Daniel A. Hemberger, Lawrence E. Kidder, Harald P. Pfeiffer, and Nousha Afshari*. "Nearly extremal apparent horizons in simulations of merging black holes." Class. Quantum Grav. 32, 065007 (2015).
arXiv:1411.7297 [gr-qc]
 
30. The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, and the NINJA-2 Collaboration: J. Aasi et al. “The NINJA-2 project: Detecting and characterizing gravitational waveforms modelled using numerical binary black hole simulations.” Class. Quantum Grav. 31, 115004 (2014).
arXiv:1401.0939 [gr-qc]

29. Andrea Taracchini, Alessandra Buonanno, Yi Pan, Tanja Hinderer, Michael Boyle, Daniel A. Hemberger, Lawrence E. Kidder, Geoffrey Lovelace, Abdul H. Mroue, Harald P. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Scheel, Bela Szilagyi, Nicholas W. Taylor, and Anıl Zenginoglu. “Effective-one-body model for black-hole binaries with generic mass ratios and spins.” Phys. Rev. D 89, 061502 (2014).

28. Ian Hinder et al, “Error-analysis and comparison to analytical models of numerical waveforms produced by the NRAR Collaboration.” Class. Quantum Grav. 31, 025012 (2014).
arXiv:1307.5307 [gr-qc]

27. Abdul H. Mroue, Mark A. Scheel, Bela Szilagyi, Harald P. Pfeiffer, Michael Boyle, Daniel A. Hemberger, Lawrence E. Kidder, Geoffrey Lovelace, Serguei Ossokine, Nicholas W. Taylor, Anıl Zenginoglu, Luisa T. Buchman, Tony Chu, Evan Foley+, Matthew Giesler*, Robert Owen, Saul A. Teukolsky. “A catalog of 174 high-quality binary black-hole simulations for gravitational-wave astronomy.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 241104 (2013).
 
26. Alexandre Le Tiec, Alessandra Buonanno, Abdul H. Mroué, Harald P. Pfeiffer, Daniel A. Hemberger, Geoffrey Lovelace, Lawrence E. Kidder, Mark A. Scheel, Béla Szilágyi, Nicholas W. Taylor, and Saul A. Teukolsky. “Periastron Advance in Spinning Black Hole Binaries: Gravitational Self-Force from Numerical Relativity.” Phys. Rev. D 88, 124027 (2013).
 
25. Tanja Hinderer, Alessandra Buonanno, Abdul H. Mroue, Daniel A. Hemberger, Geoffrey Lovelace, Harald P. Pfeiffer, Lawrence E. Kidder, Mark A. Scheel, Bela Szilagyi, Nicholas W. Taylor, and Saul A. Teukolsky. “Periastron advance in spinning black hole binaries: comparing effective-one-body and numerical relativity.” Phys. Rev. D 88, 084005 (2013).
 
24. Daniel Hemberger, Geoffrey Lovelace, Thomas J. Loredo, Lawrence E. Kidder, Mark A. Scheel, Bela Szilagyi, Nicholas W. Taylor, and Saul A. Teukolsky. “Final spin and radiated energy in numerical simulations of binary black holes with equal masses and equal, aligned or anti-aligned spins.” Phys. Rev. D 88, 064014 (2013).
                                                            
23. Geoffrey Lovelace, Matthew D. Duez, Francois Foucart, Lawrence E. Kidder, Harald P. Pfeiffer, Mark A. Scheel, and Bela Szilagyi. “Massive disk formation in the tidal disruption of a neutron star by a nearly extremal black hole.” Class. Quantum Grav. 30, 135004 (2013).
 
22. Daniel A. Hemberger, Mark A. Scheel, Lawrence E. Kidder, Bela Szilagyi, Geoffrey Lovelace, Nicholas W. Taylor, and Saul A. Teukolsky. “Dynamical excision boundaries in spectral evolutions of binary black hole spacetimes.” Class. Quantum Grav. 30, 115001 (2013).
 
21. David A. Nichols, Aaron Zimmerman, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, Fan Zhang, and Kip S. Thorne. “Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via Frame-Drag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes III. Quasinormal Pulsations of Schwarzschild and Kerr Black Holes.” Phys. Rev. D 86, 104028 (2012).
arXiv:1208.3038 [gr-qc].
 
20. Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, David A. Nichols, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, and Kip S. Thorne. “Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via Frame-Drag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes II. Stationary Black Holes.” Phys. Rev. D 86, 084049 (2012).
arXiv:1208.3034 [gr-qc].
 
19. Fan Zhang, Jeandrew Brink, Bela Szilagyi, and Geoffrey Lovelace. “A geometrically motivated coordinate system for exploring spacetime dynamics using a quasi-Kinnersley tetrad.” Phys. Rev. D 86, 084020 (2012).
arXiv:1208.0630 [gr-qc].
 
18. Bryant Garcia, Geoffrey Lovelace, Lawrence E. Kidder, Michael Boyle, Saul A. Teukolsky, Mark A. Scheel, and Bela Szilagyi. “Are different approaches to constructing initial data for binary black hole simulations of the same astrophysical situation equivalent?” Phys. Rev. D 86, 084054 (2012).
arXiv:1206.2943 [gr-qc]
17. Andrea Taracchini, Yi Pan, Alessandra Buonanno, Enrico Barausse, Tony Chu, Lawrence E. Kidder, Geoffrey Lovelace, Harald P. Pfeiffer, and Mark A. Scheel. “A prototype effective-one-body model for non-precessing spinning inspiral-merger-ringdown waveforms.” Phys. Rev. D 86, 024011 (2012).
 
16. Michael Boyle et al. “The NINJA-2 catalog of hybrid post-Newtonian/numerical-relativity waveforms for non-precessing black-hole binaries.” Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 124001 (2012).
 
15. Geoffrey Lovelace, Michael Boyle, Mark A. Scheel, and Bela Szilagyi. “High-accuracy gravitational waveforms for binary-black-hole mergers with nearly extremal spins.” Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 045003 (2012).
 
14. David A. Nichols, Robert Owen, Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, Jeandrew Brink, Yanbei Chen, Jeffrey D. Kaplan, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Mark A. Scheel, and Kip S. Thorne. “Visualizing spacetime curvature via frame-drag vortexes and tidal tendexes: General theory and weak-gravity applications.” Phys. Rev. D 84, 124014 (2011).
 
13. Stephen R. Lau, Geoffrey Lovelace, and Harald P. Pfeiffer. “Implicit-explicit (IMEX) evolutions of single black holes.” Phys. Rev. D 84, 084023 (2011).
 
12. Robert Owen, Jeandrew Brink, Yanbei Chen, Jeffrey D. Kaplan, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, David A. Nichols, Mark A. Scheel, Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, and Kip S. Thorne. “Frame-dragging vortexes and tidal tendexes attached to colliding black holes: visualizing the curvature of spacetime.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 151101 (2011).
 
11. Geoffrey Lovelace, Mark A. Scheel, and Bela Szilagyi. “Simulating merging binary black holes with nearly extremal spins.” Phys. Rev. D. 83, 024010 (2011).
 
10. Geoffrey Lovelace, Yanbei Chen, Michael Cohen, Jeffrey D. Kaplan, Drew Keppel, Keith D. Matthews, David A. Nichols, Mark A. Scheel, and Ulrich Sperhake. “Momentum flow in black-hole binaries: II. Numerical simulations of equal-mass, head-on mergers with antiparallel spins.” Phys. Rev. D 82, 064031 (2010). 
 
9. Geoffrey Lovelace. “Reducing spurious gravitational radiation in binary-black-hole simulations by using conformally curved initial data.” Class. Quantum Grav. 26, 114002 (2009). 
 
8. Geoffrey Lovelace, Robert Owen, Harald P. Pfeiffer, and Tony Chu. “Binary-black-hole initial data with nearly extremal spins.” Phys. Rev. D 78, 084017 (2008). 
 
7. Chao Li and Geoffrey Lovelace. “Generalization of Ryan’s theorem: Probing tidal coupling with gravitational waves from nearly circular, nearly equatorial, extreme-mass-ratio inspirals.” Phys. Rev. D 77, 064022 (2008).
 
T. Geoffrey Lovelace. “Topics in gravitational-wave physics.” Ph.D. thesis, California Institute of Technology (2007). 
 
6. Duncan A. Brown, Jeandrew Brink, Hua Fang, Jonathan R. Gair, Chao Li, Geoffrey Lovelace, Ilya Mandel, and Kip S. Thorne. “Prospects for detection of gravitational waves from intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 201102 (2007).
 
5. Harald P. Pfeiffer, Duncan A. Brown, Lawrence E. Kidder, Lee Lindblom, Geoffrey Lovelace, and Mark A. Scheel. “Reducing orbital eccentricity in binary black hole simulations.” Class. Quantum Grav. 24 S59 (2007).
 
4. Geoffrey Lovelace. “The dependence of test-mass thermal noises on beam shape in gravitational-wave interferometers.” Class. Quantum Grav. 24, 4491 (2007).
 
3. Hua Fang and Geoffrey Lovelace. “Tidal coupling of a Schwarzschild black hole and circularly orbiting moon.” Phys. Rev. D. 72, 124016 (2005).
 
2. Chung Kao, Geoffrey Lovelace, and Lynne H. Orr. “Detecting a Higgs pseudoscalar with a Z boson at the LHC.” Phys. Lett. B 567, 259 (2003).
 
1. Yun Wang and Geoffrey Lovelace. “Unbiased Estimate of Dark Energy Density from Type Ia Supernova Data.” Astrophys. J. 562 L115 (2001).