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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
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Supporting scientists

UI student Nick Rolston and professor Jack Scudder reflect on how private giving supports their quest for discovery