Richard H. Price

Photo of Richard H. Price in front of a blackboardAdjunct Faculty

  • Ph.D., 1971, California Institute of Technology
  • B. Eng. Phys., 1965, Cornell University

Contact information

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  • Phone: 508.999.8360
  • Fax: 508.999.9115
  • Office: SENG 205


Dr. Price's primary field of research interest is relativistic gravitation (i.e., Einstein's general relativity) and its application to astrophysics. Since the middle 90s he has been focusing in particular on the black hole collisions that have recently been with such instruments as the NSF LIGO project. Computing such collisions is also considered the "holy grail" of numerical relativity (the solution of Einstein's equations on supercomputers). Like much of modern day research, this work is done in collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.

Dr. Price is also interested in applying the methods of physics and of applied mathematics to a much broader set of problems, and also in innovations in teaching physics and collaborative learning techniques.

Dr. Price is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is currently the Editor of the American Journal of Physics and a Professor at MIT.

Areas of interest

  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitation
  • Theoretical Physics