Don Gurnett

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
cassini instrument

UI readies for Cassini finale

Radio and plasma instrument designed and built at UI may provide clues about Saturn’s auroras, thunderstorms
bill kurth in office with jupiter backdrop and instrument model

Jupiter rendezvous

UI instrument, researchers involved in NASA’s Juno mission
Don Gurnett in classroom with spacecraft model

Space giant

UI holds symposium to honor Don Gurnett's 50 years of space exploration and teaching at the UI