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Rodriguez, Carl
Assistant Professor


Office: Phillips 268
Phone: TBD
Web page:


Carl is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, and is at UNC Chapel Hill since January 2023.  Before that, he was an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, a position he had for two years after postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard.  He completed his PhD in 2016 from Northwestern University, working with Fred Rasio on the evolution of star clusters and the formation of binary black holes, and received his BA in Physics from Reed College in 2010.


The Rodriguez Group is interested in both stellar dynamics (the movement of stars and compact objects in star clusters and galaxies) and the astrophysical sources of gravitational waves.  You can find more information about his research at


A list of publications for the Rodriguez group is available at the NASA ADS Service at