Academic Appointments


Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1965 - Present)
  • Member, American Astronomical Society (1966 - Present)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Probes (accretion disks, ...) of black holes, sources and detectors of gravitational radiation, theories of gravitation, anthropic cosmological principle.

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • DO MAGNETIC FIELDS DESTROY BLACK HOLE ACCRETION DISK g-MODES? ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Solis-Sanchez, H., Agustin Arguedas-Leiva, J., Wagoner, R. V., Levine, A. 2015; 809 (1)
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY AND QPOs CONFRONT BLACK HOLE SPIN ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS Wagoner, R. V. 2012; 752 (2)
  • A subhorizon framework for probing the relationship between the cosmological matter distribution and metric perturbations MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Amin, M. A., Wagoner, R. V., Blandford, R. D. 2008; 390 (1): 131-142
  • Corotation resonance and diskoseismology modes of black hole accretion disks ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2008; 680 (2): 1319-1325
  • Normal modes of black hole accretion disks GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Silbergleitz, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2008; 102 (1): 75-115
  • Diskoseismology International Conference on Helioseismology, Asteroseismology and MHD Connections (HELAS II) Wagoner, R. V. IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 2008
  • Global disk oscillation modes in cataclysmic variables and other newtonian accretors ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Wagoner, R. V. 2007; 668 (2): 1158-1164
  • A timing signature of gravitational radiation from LMXB neutron stars Conference on X-Ray Timing 2003 - Rossi and Beyond Wagoner, R. V. AMER INST PHYSICS. 2004: 224–227
  • Conditions for steady gravitational radiation from accreting neutron stars ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 2002; 578 (1): L63-L66
  • Relativistic diskoseismology. III. Low-frequency fundamental p-modes ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V. 2002; 567 (2): 1043-1056
  • "Stable" quasi-periodic oscillations and black hole properties from diskoseismology ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Silbergleit, A. S., Ortega-Rodriguez, M. 2001; 559 (1): L25-L28
  • Relativistic diskoseismology. II. Analytical results for c-modes ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V., Ortega-Rodriguez, M. 2001; 548 (1): 335-347
  • Relativistic gravity and some astrophysical applications Summer School on Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Wagoner, R. V. INT CENTRE THEORETICAL PHYSICS. 2001: 1-?
  • Gravitational radiation evolution of accreting neutron stars 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics Wagoner, R. V., Hennawi, J. F., Liu, J. S. AMER INST PHYSICS. 2001: 781–786
  • On the perturbations of viscous rotating Newtonian fluids ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Ortega-Rodriguez, M., Wagoner, R. V. 2000; 537 (2): 922-926
  • Direct analysis of spectra of the Type Ic supernova SN1994I ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Millard, J., Branch, D., Baron, E., Hatano, K., Fisher, A., Filippenko, A. V., Kirshner, R. P., Challis, P. M., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Phillips, M. M., Sonneborn, G., Suntzeff, N. B., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C. 1999; 527 (2): 746-756
  • An analytic approximation for plane-parallel compton scattering near accretion disks ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Silbergleit, A. S. 1999; 527 (1): 254-261
  • Relativistic diskoseismology Conference on Processes in Astrophysical Fluids on the Occasion of the 60th Birthday of Giora Shaviv Wagoner, R. V. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 1999: 259–69
  • Scalar-tensor cosmologies and their late time evolution PHYSICAL REVIEW D Santiago, D. I., Kalligas, D., Wagoner, R. V. 1998; 58 (12)
  • Nucleosynthesis constraints on scalar-tensor theories of gravity PHYSICAL REVIEW D Santiago, D. I., Kalligas, D., Wagoner, R. V. 1997; 56 (12): 7627-7637
  • The 67 Hz feature in the black hole candidate GRS 1915+105 as a possible ''diskoseismic'' mode ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V., Begelman, M. C., Lehr, D. E. 1997; 477 (2): L91-L94
  • Relativistic diskoseismology .1. Analytical results for ''gravity modes'' ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Perez, C. A., Silbergleit, A. S., Wagoner, R. V., Lehr, D. E. 1997; 476 (2): 589-604
  • Relativistic diskoseismology IAU Colloquium 163 on Accretion Phenomena and Related Outflows Wagoner, R. V. ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC. 1997: 300–310
  • SEMIANALYTIC CONTINUUM SPECTRA OF TYPE-II SUPERNOVAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Montes, M. J., Wagoner, R. V. 1995; 445 (2): 828-839
  • ACCRETION DISC TURBULENCE AND THE X-RAY POWER SPECTRA OF BLACK-HOLE HIGH STATES MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1995; 274 (1): 37-47
  • A HUBBLE-SPACE-TELESCOPE ULTRAVIOLET-SPECTRUM OF SN 1993J ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Jeffery, D. J., Kirshner, R. P., Challis, P. M., Pun, C. S., Filippenko, A. V., Matheson, T., Branch, D., Chevalier, R. A., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C., Clocchiatti, A. 1994; 421 (1): L27-L30
  • TURBULENT GENERATION OF TRAPPED OSCILLATIONS IN BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1993; 418 (1): 187-201
  • GREEN-FUNCTION FOR METRIC PERTURBATIONS DUE TO COSMOLOGICAL DENSITY-FLUCTUATIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Jacobs, M. W., Linder, E. V., Wagoner, R. V. 1993; 48 (10): 4623-4629
  • SN-1992A - ULTRAVIOLET AND OPTICAL STUDIES BASED ON HST, IUE, AND CTIO OBSERVATIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kirshner, R. P., Jeffery, D. J., Leibundgut, B., Challis, P. M., Sonneborn, G., Phillips, M. M., Suntzeff, N. B., Smith, R. C., Winkler, P. F., Winge, C., Hamuy, M., Hunter, D. A., Roth, K. C., Blades, J. C., Branch, D., Chevalier, R. A., Fransson, C., Panagia, N., Wagoner, R. V., WHEELER, J. C., Harkness, R. P. 1993; 415 (2): 589-615
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - SIGNATURE OF AGN AND STELLAR MASS BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WAGONER, R., Nowak, M. 1993; 688: 721-725
  • COSMOLOGICAL DISTANCES FROM SUPERNOVA PHOTOSPHERES PHYSICS REPORTS-REVIEW SECTION OF PHYSICS LETTERS Wagoner, R. V., Montes, M. 1993; 227 (1-5): 205-221
  • MILESTONES AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS 16TH TEXAS SYMP ON RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS / 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMP ON PARTICLES, STRINGS, AND COSMOLOGY WAGONER, R. NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES. 1993: 731–738
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS NEAR BLACK HOLES AND NEUTRON STARS International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Theoretical Physics, in Honor of Professor Pei-Yuan Chous 90th Anniversary Wagoner, R. V. PEKING UNIV PRESS. 1993: 652–652
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS .2. G-MODES, GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION REACTION, AND VISCOSITY ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1992; 393 (2): 697-707
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - SIGNATURES OF BLACK-HOLE ACCRETION DISKS 2ND ANNUAL MID-OCTOBER TOPICAL ASTROPHYSICS CONF : TESTING AGN ( ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI ) PARADIGM Nowak, M., Wagoner, R. V. AIP PRESS. 1992: 231–234
  • DISKOSEISMOLOGY - PROBING ACCRETION DISKS .1. TRAPPED ADIABATIC OSCILLATIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Nowak, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1991; 378 (2): 656-664
  • CONTINUUM OPACITY PRODUCED BY SPECTRAL-LINES IN SUPERNOVAE AND SIMILAR EXPANSIONS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Perez, C. A., Vasu, M. 1991; 377 (2): 639-646
  • TRAPPED OSCILLATIONS OF ACCRETION DISKS 6TH ASTROPHYSICS MEETING OF THE INST ASTROPHYSICS PARIS / 129TH COLLOQUIUM OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION : STRUCTURE AND EMISSION PROPERTIES OF ACCRETION DISKS Nowak, M., Wagoner, R. V. EDITIONS FRONTIERES. 1991: 493–494
  • DETERMINING THE PROPERTIES OF ACCRETION-GAP NEUTRON-STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kluzniak, W., Michelson, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1990; 358 (2): 538-544
  • PULSAR EVOLUTION NATURE Kluzniak, W., Lindblom, L., Michelson, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1989; 339 (6219): 19-20
  • GRAVITATIONAL LENSING STATISTICS OF AMPLIFIED SUPERNOVAE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Linder, E. V., Schneider, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1988; 324 (2): 786-793
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - LOW-TEMPERATURE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Wagoner, R. V. 1987; 322 (2): 967-975
  • AMPLIFICATION AND POLARIZATION OF SUPERNOVAE BY GRAVITATIONAL LENSING ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Schneider, P., Wagoner, R. V. 1987; 314 (1): 154-175
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - APPROXIMATE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Linder, E., Wagoner, R. V. 1986; 303 (2): 800-809
  • SPECTRAL FLUX FROM LOW-DENSITY PHOTOSPHERES - NUMERICAL RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL HERSHKOWITZ, S., Linder, E., Wagoner, R. V. 1986; 301 (1): 220-229
  • EVOLUTION OF THE INNERMOST STABLE ORBITS AROUND ACCRETING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Kluzniak, W., Wagoner, R. V. 1985; 297 (2): 548-554
  • PREDICTED CONTINUUM SPECTRA OF TYPE-II SUPERNOVAE - LTE RESULTS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Shaviv, G., Wehrse, R., Wagoner, R. V. 1985; 289 (1): 198-202
  • GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION FROM ACCRETING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1984; 278 (1): 345-348
  • ELECTRICALLY NEUTRAL QUARKS - PRODUCTION OF FRACTIONALLY CHARGED HADRONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Schmitt, I., Zerwas, P. M. 1983; 27 (8): 1696-1704
  • EFFECTS OF SCATTERING ON CONTINUUM RADIATION FROM SUPER-NOVAE AND DETERMINATION OF THEIR DISTANCES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1981; 250 (2): L65-L69
  • ASTROPHYSICAL BOUNDS ON VERY-LOW-MASS AXIONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1980; 22 (4): 839-845
  • GRAVITATIONAL-RADIATION FROM SLOWLY ROTATING COLLAPSE - AN EXACT GREEN-FUNCTION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL GAISER, B. D., Wagoner, R. V. 1980; 240 (2): 648-657
  • LOW-FREQUENCY GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION FROM COLLAPSING SYSTEMS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V. 1979; 19 (10): 2897-2901
  • PRODUCTION OF FREE QUARKS IN THE EARLY UNIVERSE PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Steigman, G. 1979; 20 (4): 825-829
  • TUNABLE FREE-MASS GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE DETECTOR PHYSICAL REVIEW D Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M., Paik, H. J. 1979; 19 (8): 2325-2329
  • ASTROPHYSICAL BOUNDS ON MASSES OF AXIONS AND HIGGS PARTICLES PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 18 (6): 1829-1834
  • SLOWLY ROTATING, RELATIVISTIC STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 226 (3): 1063-1078
  • LIMITS FROM PRIMORDIAL NUCLEOSYNTHESIS ON PROPERTIES OF MASSIVE NEUTRAL LEPTONS PHYSICAL REVIEW D Dicus, D. A., Kolb, E. W., Teplitz, V. L., Wagoner, R. V. 1978; 17 (6): 1529-1538
  • ANALYTIC PROPERTIES OF RELATIVISTIC, ROTATING BODIES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1977; 216 (1): 86-91
  • ELEMENT PRODUCTION IN EARLY UNIVERSE ANNUAL REVIEW OF NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE SCIENCE Schramm, D. N., Wagoner, R. V. 1977; 27: 37-74
  • CALCULATION OF ABSORPTION CROSS-SECTION OF A CYLINDRICAL GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE ANTENNA PHYSICAL REVIEW D Paik, H. J., Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 13 (10): 2694-2699
  • VARIATIONAL ANALYSIS OF ROTATING NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Abramowicz, M. A., Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 204 (3): 896-899
  • NEW TEST OF GENERAL RELATIVITY GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION Wagoner, R. V. 1976; 7 (4): 333-337
  • POST-NEWTONIAN GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION FROM ORBITING POINT MASSES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M. 1976; 210 (3): 764-775
  • TEST FOR EXISTENCE OF GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V. 1975; 196 (2): L63-L65
  • POST-NEWTONIAN GENERATION OF GRAVITATIONAL-WAVES ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Epstein, R., Wagoner, R. V. 1975; 197 (3): 717-723
  • POST-NEWTONIAN NEUTRON STARS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Wagoner, R. V., Malone, R. C. 1974; 189 (2): L75-L78
  • WHAT CAN DEUTERIUM TELL US PHYSICS TODAY Schramm, D. N., Wagoner, R. V. 1974; 27 (12): 40-47
  • INTERPRETATION OF FAR INFRARED-EMISSION FROM INTERSTELLAR GRAINS MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY CAROFF, L. J., PETROSIA, V., Salpeter, E. E., Wagoner, R. V., Werner, M. W. 1973; 164 (3): 295-302
  • GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OBSERVATIONS AS A TOOL FOR TESTING RELATIVISTIC GRAVITY PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Eardley, D. M., Lee, D. L., LIGHTMAN, A. P., Wagoner, R. V., Will, C. M. 1973; 30 (18): 884-886
  • STRUCTURE OF RELATIVISTIC DISKS ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL Salpeter, E. E., Wagoner, R. V. 1971; 164 (3): 557-?