W. David Arnett --- Regents Professor of Astrophysics, Member of the National Academy of Science, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

OFFICE: Steward Observatory 330, EMAIL: darnett@as.arizona.edu, FAX: (520)621-1532

Ph. D., Physics (1965), M. Sc., Physics (1963), Yale University, B. S., Physics (1961), University of Kentucky

Chandresekhar Visiting Professor, International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRA), Rome-Pescara-Nice

Honorary Professor, Jilin University, Changchun, PRC, 2005

Inaugural Chandrasekhar Lecture, Bose Center, Kolkata, India, Feb. 2008

Hans Bethe Prize, American Physical Society, 2009

Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, American Astronomical Society, 2012

Faculty Fellow, Texas A & M University Institute of Advanced Study, 2015-16

Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Kentucky, 2016

Russell Lectureship: UofA News

Russell Lectureship: SpaceRef

Russell Lectureship: AZ Daily Star

Research Interests
  • Origin of the elements, supernovae, and nuclear astrophysics
  • Formation of neutron stars and black holes
  • Stellar evolution
  • Computer modeling of turbulent compressible flow
  • High energy density plasma experiments
  • 1977 paper predicting SNIbc's and shock breakout

    Book: Arnett, D., Supernovae and Nucleosynthesis, 1996, Princeton University Press.

    Support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Australian Research Council, the Aspen Center for Physics, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is gratefully acknowledged.

    Last updated 3-6-16.