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I am an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. I have a joint appointment between the Physics Department and the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling. The Physics Dept. at UMD is currently ranked # 13 in the country.
I got my Ph D from my home country (Argentina) in 2000, year in which I moved to the States. Before joining UMD I spent time at Penn State, LSU and Cornell. Now I live in Washington, DC.
I am currently supervising three postdocs: Chad Galley, Frank Herrmann and Anil Zenginoglu; one graduate student (Physics): Enrique Pazos (moving to Georgia Tech as a postdoc in the fall of 2009) and one undergraduate honors student (Computer Science and Math): John Silberholz.
I previously supervised Nils Dorband, who is currently a postdoc at the Albert Einstein Max Planck Institute in Golm, Germany. Nils' Ph D thesis is available here.
I am a referee of Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, Classical and Quantum Gravity, Living Reviews in Relativity, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations, Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal, American Journal of Physics, Modern Physics Letters A, and a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews.
I have reviewed/served in panels for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
One of the papers I coauthored in 2006 was chosen by the Editorial Board of Classical and Quantum Gravity among the "highlights of years 2006-2007"; and similarly in the "highlights of years 2005-2006" "highlights of years 2004-2005" and 2003-2004.
We have a rather broad spectrum of research interests. Some topics we work on are: numerical modeling of sources of gravitational waves (black holes and neutron stars), perturbation theory for black holes, effective-field theory methods for Post-Newtonian expansions, high order and spectral methods in complex geometries, scientific and parallel computing, general purpose graphics processing units.
At UMD I am a member of the campus High Performance Computing Committee.
Our work is possible due to the generous support of the National Science Foundation (Gravity program, Physics at the Information Frontier, and the Teragrid), NASA, NVIDIA Corporation and the University of Maryland.
For more information on Manuel’s research: http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/people/faculty/tiglio/