Marcelo Ponce

A photo of professor Marcelo Ponce.
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Telephone number
Building IC 465

Marcelo obtained his PhD in Astrophysics from the Rochester Institute of Technology, as a member of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation.

His research expertise focuses in the area of Computational Astrophysics, more specifically Numerical Relativity, i.e. solving Einstein’s equations of General Relativity numerically, using supercomputers to simulate extreme scenarios, such as, multiple black holes and binary neutron star mergers.

Before joining CMS, Marcelo worked as a computational scientist at SciNet the supercomputer center at the University of Toronto, and as graduate lecturer at the Department of Physics and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.



B.Sc.(UdelaR, Uruguay), M.Sc.(UdelaR, Uruguay), Ph.D. (RIT, Rochester)


CMS/UTSC, SciNet HPC Consortium

Teaching Interests

Numerical Methods, Supercomputing and High-Performance Computing

Research Interests

Computational Astrophysics, Computer Simulations, Scientific Visualization


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