Name: Richard H. Price
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (956) 466-0144
Office: MIT Department of Physics
77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Ronald McNair Building, 37-582A
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area of Physics

Relativistic astrophysics

Research Interests

Black holes, gravitational waves, applied mathematics, technical writing, professional preparation.

Biographical Sketch

Richard Price received a Master’s equivalent in Engineering Physics, from Cornell University, in 1965, and a PhD in theoretical physics, under the guidance of Kip Thorne, from Caltech, in 1971. He was a professor of physics at the University of Utah from 1971 until 2004 when he became a professor of physics in the University of Texas Brownsville in 2004. He was Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Physics from 2017 through 2020, and has been with the MIT Physics Department since 2016.

Awards and Honors

2012 // American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Selected Publications

  • “The Future of Spacetime” Stephen W. Hawking, Kip S. Thorne, Timothy Ferris, Alan Lightman, Richard Price (2002, Norton, New York)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.~P.~Lightman, W.~H.~Press, R.~H.~Price and S.~A.~Teukolsky, {\em Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation}, (Princeton University Press, 1975).
  • Ezra T.~Newman and Richard H.~Price, “NP Stokes fields for radio astronomy,” {\it Phys.~Rev.~D} {\bf82} 083516 (2010); {\tt arXiv}: 1007.4351
  • Richard H.~Price and Gaurav Khanna, “Gravitational wave sources: reflections and echoes,” {\it Class.~and Quant.~Gravity} {\bf34}(22), 225005 (2017). {\tt arXiv:1702.04833}.
  • R.~H.~Price, J.~E.~Wood, and S.~C.~Jacobsen, “Modelling Considerations for Electrostatic Forces in Electrostatic Microactuators,” {\it Sensors and Actuators,} {\bf20} Nos. 1 \& 2, pp.~107–114 (Nov.~1989).
  • Stanislaw Olbert, John W. Belcher, and Richard Price “The Creation and Propagation of Radiation: Fields Inside and Outside of Sources,” {\it American Journal of Physics} {\bf80}, 321-328 (2012), preprint arXiv 1107.3813.
  • M.~A.~Bizouard, F.~Jenet,R.~Price, and C.~M.~Will, “Pulsar timing arrays,” editorial by Guest Editors for the special focus issue of {\em Class.~Quantum Grav.} {\bf30}, 220301 (2013).
  • R.~A.~Brown, R.~H.~Price and D.~M.~Grant, “Detecting Proton Magnetization via $^{13}{\rm C}$-Coupled Relaxation Studies,” {\it J. Magn. Reson.} {\bf A110}, 38-44 (1994).
  • Stephen R.~Lau and Richard H.~Price, “Helically Reduced Wave Equations and Binary Neutron Stars,” {\it International Conference on Spectral and Higher Order Methods (ICOSAHOM)}, eds. M.~Bittencourt, N.~Dumont, J.~Hesthaven Rio de Janeiro, June 27-July 1,, 2016, Springer Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (2017, Springer)
  • R.~H.~Price, “Two Black Hole Collision: Beyond Linearized Theory” in {\it Black holes, gravitational radiation, and the universe: essays in honor of C. V. Vishveshwara}, eds. B. Iyer and B. Bhawal. Boston, Kluwer, pp. 351–366 (1998).