D. A. Gurnett

Donald A. Gurnett

James A. Van Allen/Roy J. Carver Emeritus Professor of Physics

Obituary - Lensing Funeral Home
University of Iowa News Article, January 13, 2022

Photos 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.

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