Frans Pretorius is a Professor of Physics at Princeton University. His primary field of research is general relativity, specializing in numerical solution of the field equations. His work has included studies of gravitational collapse, black hole mergers, cosmic singularities, higher dimensional gravity, models of black hole evaporation, and using gravitational wave observations to test the dynamical, strongfield regime of general relativity. He also designs algorithms to efficiently solve the equations in parallel on large computer clusters, and software to manipulate and visualize the simulation results. Among his honours, in 2007, Dr. Pretorius was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship and was the 2010 recipient of the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society. He is also a Scholar in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Cosmology and Gravity program.
Past PI Talks:
A list of talks by Prof. Pretorius can be found here.
Talks by Frans Pretorius

Superradiance Beyond the Linear Regime
Frans Pretorius Princeton University

The Dynamical Strongfield Regime of General Relativity
Frans Pretorius Princeton University

Numerical Evolution of 5D Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes
Frans Pretorius Princeton University
PIRSA:12060014 
Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 14

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 13

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Numerical Evolution of 5D Asymptotically AdS Spacetimes
Frans Pretorius Princeton University
PIRSA:12040109 
Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 12

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 11

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 10

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 9

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 8

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University


Explorations in Numerical Relativity  Lecture 7

Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Frans Pretorius Princeton University
