Shane Davis

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Collaborative Research: Spectral and Radiation Hydrodynamic Models of Photospheric Radius Expansion X-ray Bursts
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2021 – July 31, 2024
Collaborative Research: Multi-Messenger Signatures of Massive Black Hole Binaries
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2019 – August 31, 2022
Spectral Models of X-ray Binaries and Ultraluminous X-ray Sources from Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics Simulations
Source: U.S. NASA - Goddard
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2022
Global models of accretion and outflows in astrophysical disks: A new DAWN
Source: Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Educatio
June 01, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave Signatures of LISA Massive Black Hole Binaries
Source: Georgia Institute Of Technology
May 15, 2020 – May 14, 2022
AS-ASTR The Physics of Star Formation Feedback and Molecular Cloud Destruction
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2020
AS-ASTR Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship
Source: Sloan Foundation
September 15, 2015 – September 14, 2017
AS-ASTR Modeling Emission Spectra from Radiation Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Black Hole Accretion
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2017
ASTR 1290: Black Holes
Credits: 3
Black holes are stellar remnants that are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Nevertheless, systems that contain these "dark stars" are among the brightest sources in the universe. In this introductory course, aimed primarily at non-science majors, students will explore the seemingly paradoxical nature of black holes and evaluate the astronomical evidence for their existence.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5450: High Energy Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Introduces the physics of basic radiation mechanisms and particle acceleration processes that are important in high energy phenomena and space science. Discusses applications to pulsars, active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies, quasars, and supernovae. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.