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Academic Article

Year Title
2024 Two-moment Neutrino Flavor Transformation with Applications to the Fast Flavor Instability in Neutron Star MergersThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  963:11-11. 2024
2023 A Unified Picture of Short and Long Gamma-Ray Bursts from Compact Binary MergersLetters of the Astrophysical Journal.  958:L33-L33. 2023
2023 Measuring the Hubble Constant with Dark Neutron Star–Black Hole MergersThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  955:149-149. 2023
2023 Large-scale Evolution of Seconds-long Relativistic Jets from Black Hole–Neutron Star MergersLetters of the Astrophysical Journal.  954:L21-L21. 2023
2023 Hours-long Near-UV/Optical Emission from Mildly Relativistic Outflows in Black Hole–Neutron Star MergersLetters of the Astrophysical Journal.  953:L11-L11. 2023
2023 Late-time post-merger modeling of a compact binary: effects of relativity, r-process heating, and treatment of transportClassical and Quantum Gravity.  40:085008-085008. 2023
2023 Neutrino transport in general relativistic neutron star merger simulations.Living Rev Comput Astrophys.  9:1. 2023
2022 Neutrino transport in general relativistic neutron star merger simulationsLiving Reviews in Computational Astrophysics volume 9, Article number: 1 (2023)2022
2022 Late-time post-merger modeling of a compact binary: effects of relativity, r-process heating, and treatment of transport effects 2022
2022 A study of the agreement between binary neutron star ejecta models derived from numerical relativity simulations 2022
2022 Advancing the Landscape of Multimessenger Science in the Next Decade 2022
2022 Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier White Paper: Numerical relativity for next-generation gravitational-wave probes of fundamental physics 2022
2022 Data-driven Expectations for Electromagnetic Counterpart Searches Based on LIGO/Virgo Public AlertsThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  924:54-54. 2022
2021 Estimating outflow masses and velocities in merger simulations: Impact of r-process heating and neutrino coolingPhysical Review D.  104. 2021
2021 Implementation of Monte Carlo Transport in the General Relativistic SpEC CodeThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  920:82-82. 2021
2021 The Relative Contribution to Heavy Metals Production from Binary Neutron Star Mergers and Neutron Star-Black Hole MergersLetters of the Astrophysical Journal.  920:L3-L3. 2021
2021 Spin effects on neutron star fundamental-mode dynamical tides: Phenomenology and comparison to numerical simulationsPhys. Rev. Research.  3:033129. 2021
2021 High-accuracy waveforms for black hole-neutron star systems with spinning black holesPhysical Review D.  103:064007. 2021
2020 Monte-Carlo Neutrino Transport in Neutron Star Merger SimulationsLetters of the Astrophysical Journal.  902:L27-L27. 2020
2020 Comparison of momentum transport models for numerical relativityPhysical Review D.  102:104050. 2020
2020 A Brief Overview of Black Hole-Neutron Star MergersFRONTIERS IN ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCES.  7:46. 2020
2020 Statistical and systematic uncertainties in extracting the source properties of neutron star-black hole binaries with gravitational wavesPhysical Review D.  103:083001. 2020
2020 Estimates for disk and ejecta masses produced in compact binary mergersPhysical Review D.  101:103002. 2020
2020 Aligned-spin neutron-star–black-hole waveform model based on the effective-one-body approach and numerical-relativity simulationsPhysical Review D.  102:043023. 2020
2019 Smooth equations of state for high-accuracy simulations of neutron star binariesPhysical Review D.  100:104048. 2019
2019 Unequal mass binary neutron star simulations with neutrino transport: Ejecta and neutrino emissionPhysical Review D.  101:044053. 2019
2019 Numerical simulations of neutron star-black hole binaries in the near-equal-mass regimePhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  99:103025. 2019
2019 Imprints of r-process heating on fall-back accretion: distinguishing black hole–neutron star from double neutron star mergersMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  485:4404-4412. 2019
2019 Gravitational waveforms from spectral Einstein code simulations: Neutron star-neutron star and low-mass black hole-neutron star binariesPhysical Review D.  99:044008. 2019
2019 Systematic effects from black hole-neutron star waveform model uncertainties on the neutron star equation of statePhysical Review D.  99:024049. 2019
2019 Long-term GRMHD simulations of neutron star merger accretion discs: implications for electromagnetic counterpartsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  482:3373-3393. 2019
2018 Elastic scattering in general relativistic ray tracing for neutrinosPhysical Review D.  98:103014. 2018
2018 Remnant baryon mass in neutron star-black hole mergers: Predictions for binary neutron star mimickers and rapidly spinning black holesPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  98:081501. 2018
2018 Black hole-neutron star mergers using a survey of finite-temperature equations of statePhysical Review D.  98:063009. 2018
2018 Evaluating radiation transport errors in merger simulations using a Monte Carlo algorithmPhysical Review D.  98:063007. 2018
2018 Distinguishing the nature of comparable-mass neutron star binary systems with multimessenger observations: GW170817 case studyPhysical Review D.  100:063021. 2018
2018 Evolution of the magnetized, neutrino-cooled accretion disk in the aftermath of a black hole-neutron star binary mergerPhysical Review D.  97:083014. 2018
2018 Monte Carlo closure for moment-based transport schemes in general relativistic radiation hydrodynamic simulationsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  475:4186-4207. 2018
2017 Signatures of hypermassive neutron star lifetimes on r-process nucleosynthesis in the disc ejecta from neutron star mergersMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  472:904-918. 2017
2017 How important is non-ideal physics in simulations of sub-Eddington accretion on to spinning black holes?Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  470:2240-2252. 2017
2017 Dynamics, nucleosynthesis, and kilonova signature of black hole-neutron star merger ejectaClassical and Quantum Gravity.  34:154001-154001. 2017
2017 SpECTRE: A task-based discontinuous Galerkin code for relativistic astrophysicsJournal of Computational Physics.  335:84-114. 2017
2017 grim: A Flexible, Conservative Scheme for Relativistic Fluid TheoriesThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  837:92-92. 2017
2017 Dynamical ejecta from precessing neutron star-black hole mergers with a hot, nuclear-theory based equation of stateClassical and Quantum Gravity.  34:044002-044002. 2017
2016 Impact of an improved neutrino energy estimate on outflows in neutron star merger simulationsPhysical Review D.  94:123016. 2016
2016 Initial data for black hole-neutron star binaries, with rotating starsClassical and Quantum Gravity.  33:225012-225012. 2016
2016 Simulations of inspiraling and merging double neutron stars using the Spectral Einstein CodePhysical Review D.  93:124062. 2016
2016 Initial data for high-compactness black hole-neutron star binariesClassical and Quantum Gravity.  33:105009-105009. 2016
2016 Effects of Neutron-Star Dynamic Tides on Gravitational Waveforms within the Effective-One-Body Approach.Physical Review Letters.  116:181101. 2016
2016 Gravitational waveforms for neutron star binaries from binary black hole simulationsPhysical Review D.  93:044064. 2016
2016 Evolution of accretion discs around a kerr black hole using extended magnetohydrodynamicsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  456:1332-1345. 2016
2016 Low mass binary neutron star mergers: Gravitational waves and neutrino emissionPhysical Review D.  93:044019. 2016
2015 Improvements to the construction of binary black hole initial dataClassical and Quantum Gravity.  32:245010-245010. 2015
2015 Binary neutron stars with arbitrary spins in numerical relativityPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  92:124012. 2015
2015 AN EXTENDED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS MODEL FOR RELATIVISTIC WEAKLY COLLISIONAL PLASMASThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  810:162-162. 2015
2015 Post-merger evolution of a neutron star-black hole binary with neutrino transportPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  91:124021. 2015
2014 Evolution of linear warps in accretion discs and applications to protoplanetary discs in binariesMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  445:1731-1744. 2014
2014 Magnetic effects on the low-T/vertical bar W vertical bar instability in differentially rotating neutron starsPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  90:104014. 2014
2014 Neutron star-black hole mergers with a nuclear equation of state and neutrino cooling: Dependence in the binary parametersPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  90:024026. 2014
2013 BLACK HOLE-NEUTRON STAR MERGERS WITH A HOT NUCLEAR EQUATION OF STATE: OUTFLOW AND NEUTRINO-COOLED DISK FOR A LOW-MASS, HIGH-SPIN CASEThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  776:47-47. 2013
2013 First direct comparison of nondisrupting neutron star-black hole and binary black hole merger simulationsPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  88:064017. 2013
2013 Massive disc formation in the tidal disruption of a neutron star by a nearly extremal black holeClassical and Quantum Gravity.  30:135004-135004. 2013
2013 Black-hole-neutron-star mergers at realistic mass ratios: Equation of state and spin orientation effectsPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  87:084006. 2013
2013 ASSEMBLY OF PROTOPLANETARY DISKS AND INCLINATIONS OF CIRCUMBINARY PLANETSThe Astrophysical Journal: an international review of astronomy and astronomical physics.  764:106-106. 2013
2012 Black-hole-neutron-star mergers: Disk mass predictionsPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  86:124007. 2012
2012 Black hole-neutron star mergers for 10 M-circle dot black holesPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  85:044015. 2012
2011 Evolution of spin direction of accreting magnetic protostars and spin-orbit misalignment in exoplanetary systemsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  412:2790-2798. 2011
2011 Evolution of spin direction of accreting magnetic protostars and spin-orbit misalignment in exoplanetary systems - II. Warped discsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  412:2799-2815. 2011
2011 Black hole-neutron star mergers: Effects of the orientation of the black hole spinPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  83:024005. 2011
2008 Evolving black hole-neutron star binaries in general relativity using pseudospectral and finite difference methodsPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  78:104015. 2008
2008 Initial data for black hole-neutron star binaries: A flexible, high-accuracy spectral methodPhysical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology.  77:124051. 2008
Erratum: Estimates for disk and ejecta masses produced in compact binary mergers [Phys. Rev. D 101 , 103002 (2020)]Physical Review D.  102.
General relativistic simulations of collapsing binary neutron star mergers with Monte Carlo neutrino transportPhysical Review D.  107.
Heating of Accretion-Disk Coronae and Jets by General Relativistic MHD TurbulenceJournal of Plasma Physics.  84.
Neutrino fast flavor oscillations with moments: Linear stability analysis and application to neutron star mergersPhysical Review D.  109.

Article

Year Title
2024 Dynamical ejecta from binary neutron star mergers: Impact of residual eccentricity and equation of state implementation 2024
2024 Stability of hypermassive neutron stars with realistic rotation and entropy profiles 2024
2024 High angular momentum hot differentially rotating equilibrium star evolutions in conformally flat spacetime 2024
2023 Simulating neutron stars with a flexible enthalpy-based equation of state parametrization in SpECTRE 2023
2022 General relativistic simulations of collapsing binary neutron star mergers with Monte-Carlo neutrino transport 2022

Conference Paper

Year Title
2010 Equation of state effects in black hole-neutron star mergersClassical and Quantum Gravity. 114106-114106. 2010

Teaching Activities

  • Computational Physics Recit I Taught course
  • Doctoral Research Taught course
  • Doctoral Research Taught course
  • General Physics II Studio Taught course
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2023
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2023
  • Computational Physics Recit I Taught course 2022
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2022
  • General Relativity & Cosmology Taught course 2022
  • Astrophysics II Taught course 2022
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2022
  • Computational Physics Recit I Taught course 2021
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2021
  • Mathematical Physics Taught course 2021
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2021
  • General Physics II Taught course 2021
  • General Physics II Taught course 2021
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2021
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2021
  • Rsrch Exp/Physics Taught course 2021
  • Computational Physics Recit I Taught course 2020
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2020
  • General Relativity & Cosmology Taught course 2020
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2020
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2020
  • General Relativity & Cosmology Taught course 2020
  • General Physics II Taught course 2019
  • General Relativity & Cosmology Taught course 2019
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2018
  • Mathematical Physics Taught course 2018
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2018
  • Mathematical Physics Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Francois Foucart