James Truran

Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the College; ASC Flash Center; Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago

Ph.D., Yale, 1965
Contact Information
Email: trurannova.uchicago.edu

Picture: Research
Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA)
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.

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 Students

GRADUATE: Yeunjin Kim (2013)

KICP Publications

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Evidence for Type Ia Supernova Diversity from Ultraviolet Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 749, Issue 2, article id. 126, 17 pp. (2012) (Apr 2012)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "56Ni, Explosive Nucleosynthesis, and SNe Ia Diversity", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 337, Issue 1, pp. 012040 (2012) (Feb 2012)