Will M. Farr's main web page. Will is an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University and leads the Gravitational Wave Astronomy Group at the Simon's Foundation's Flatiron Center for Computational Astronomy.


I am growing the gravitational wave astronomy group at Stony Brook and also at the CCA. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us.

Research Interests

I am a theoretical astrophysicist, interested in astrostatistics, the gravitational dynamics of exoplanets and dense stellar systems, gravitational waves, compact object evolution, computational astrophysics, and general relativity.

I am an enthusiastic programming language polyglot, and have contributed software to many astronomical projects. You can find some of these contributions on my GitHub page.


I will be working to make summaries of my papers appear here in Fall 2018. In the meantime, if you cannot wait, here are all my papers on ADS.


Will M. Farr's Headshot

I am currently an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University and a group leader at the Flatiron CCA. Before moving to New York, I worked as a Birmingham Fellow, Lecturer, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham from 2013 to 2018. I was a CIERA Fellow at Northwestern University from 2011 to 2013, and a postdoc there from 2009 to 2011. I earned my PhD in Physics from MIT in 2010, and my BS in Physics from Caltech in 2003. I grew up in Oregon, and have lived in Oregon, California, Massachusetts, Illinois, the UK, and New York.