Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Iowa professor Donald Gurnett has been instrumental in building the UI's world-renowned physics and astronomy program. He is chiefly responsible for founding and developing the field of space plasma wave physics.

Legendary UI space physicist retires

Donald Gurnett helped build the UI’s world-renowned physics and astronomy program during 60 years as a student, teacher, and researcher
danny tallon spars

Danny Tallon: Supernova student

UI undergrad earns research accolades as he aims for a military career studying space
jane nachtman

From Iowa farm to UI physics faculty

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Jane Nachtman is a leading figure in particle physics