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

OFFICE: Steward 330 EMAIL: darnett@as.arizona.edu PHONE: (520)621-9587 FAX: (520)621-1532

Ph. D., Physics (1965), 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

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

Hans Bethe Prize, American Physical Society, 2009

Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, American Astronomical Society, 2012

Russell Lectureship: UofA News

Russell Lectureship: SpaceRef

Russell Lectureship: AZ Daily Star

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

    Tycho Project

    Two and Three Dimensional Hydrodynamics (Casey Meakin) (here)

    Coming attraction: multi-dimensional progenitors for core collapse supernovae

    Recent publications: (here)

    High Energy Density Astrophysics graphics Temperature and Density Domains accessible with HED Lasers

    Solar model graphics Buoyancy frequency and Sound Speed Errors

    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 2-23-12.