James W. Truran
Education: BA 1961 Cornell; MS 1963; Ph.D., Yale University, 1965
Phone: (773) 702-9584
Location: ERC 557
Affiliations: PI, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics; Flash Center for Computational Science
early galactic evolution; the early star formation and nucleosynthesis history of the Universe; astrophysical thermonuclear explosions; nucleosynthesis; and ages from nuclear chronometers. He is a co-Principal Investigator on the NSF Frontier Center “Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics," centered at Notre Dame University 2003.
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Truran's research is concerned with the nuclear processes by which the elements heavier than hydrogen and helium are synthesized in stellar and supernova environments, and with the mechanisms of nova and supernova explosions.
Past scientific projects: Flash Center for Computational Science (FLASH); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA)
Past Graduate Students: Yeun-Jin Kim (2013, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Ivo Seitenzahl (2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Fang Peng (2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Michael A. Zingale (2000, Astronomy and Astrophysics)
Department News & Highlights