taken during Don Gurnett's retirement celebration sponsored and hosted
by the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy in June 2019.
The Gurnett Symposium was held on Oct. 16-17, 2015, on the University of Iowa
campus in Iowa City.
Recent highlighted publications: In Situ Observations of Interstellar Plasma With Voyager 1
by D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, L. F. Burlaga, and N. F. Ness,
Science, 341, Issue 6153, 1489-1492, doi:10.1126/science.1241681, Sept. 27, 2013.
Plasma Densities Near and Beyond the Heliopause from the Voyager 1 and 2 Plasma Wave Instruments
by D. A. Gurnett and W. S. Kurth, Nature Astronomy, 3, 1024-1028, doi:10.1038/S41550-019-0918-5, Nov. 4, 2019.
A Foreshock Model for Interstellar Shocks of Solar Origin: Voyager 1 and 2 Observations
by D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, E. C. Stone, A. C. Cummings, B. Heikkila, N. Lal, S. M. Krimigis, R. B. Decker, N. F. Ness, and L. F. Burlaga,
The Astrophysical Journal, 161, Number 1, 11 pages, doi:10.3847/1538-3881/abc337, January 2021.
link to accepted preprint.
Origin of the Weak Plasma Emission Line Detected by Voyager 1 in the Interstellar Medium: Evidence for Suprathermal Electrons
by D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, L. F. Burlaga, D. B. Berdichevsky, N. V. Pogorelov, M. Pulupa, and S. D. Bale,
The Astrophysical Journal, 921, 62, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ac1c7a, November 1, 2021.
Sixty Years of Space Research at Iowa: The Legacy of James A. Van Allen (YouTube video), Feb. 2, 2018, at an Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheon.
Presented in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1. The talk describes the events leading up to the discovery of Earth's radiation belts, the tremendous expansion of space research at Iowa over the next 60 years, and the development and construction of scientific instruments on some seventy spacecraft, including the Voyagers 1 and 2 flights to the outer planets and interstellar space, the Galileo orbiter of Jupiter, and the Cassini orbiter of Saturn.