Dr. Jack Burns photo with Moon on Science on the Sphere in the background

The Galactic and Extragalactic spectra for a typical region away from the Galactic center.

The Galactic and Extragalactic spectra for a typical region away from the Galactic center.

Jack's current research examines numerical simulations of clusters of galaxies for comparison with observational tests of the the growth of large-scale structure and cosmological tests such as the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect. His observational background includes studies at both radio and X-ray wavelengths. In addition, he is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Network for Exploration and Space Science a five-year, $3.5 million cooperative agreement from NASA to research the science and design of astronomical observatories on the Moon.

 

 

Supervision of Graduate Students

  1. David Batuski, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1986.
  2. David Clarke, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1988.
  3. Jun-Hui Zhao, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1990.
  4. Ilias Fernini, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1991.
  5. David Brown, M.S., New Mexico State University, 1992.    
  6. Brian Kooiman, M.S., New Mexico State University, 1993.
  7. Jason Pinkney, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1995.
  8. Kurt Roettiger, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1995.
  9. Kevin Marvel, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1996.
  10. Percy Gómez, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 1997.
  11. Mark Bliton, New Mexico State University, Ph.D., 2000.
  12. Elizabeth Rizza, New Mexico State University, Ph.D., 2000.
  13. Samuel Skillman, University of Colorado, Ph.D., 2013.
  14. Jason Henning, University of Colorado, 2007-2009.
  15. Laura Kruger, University of Colorado, 2009-2014.
  16. David Schenck, University of Colorado, 2011-2015.
  17. Jordan Mirocha, University of Colorado, 2009-2015, Ph.D. 2015.
  18. Hilary Egan, University of Colorado, 2013-2016.
  19. Bang Nhan, University of Colorado, 2013-2018, Ph.D. 2018.
  20. Scott Sullivan, University of Colorado, 2014-2015.
  21. Keith Tauscher, University of Colorado, 2015-present. 
  22. Brian Alden, University of Colorado, 2016-present.
  23. Benjamin Mellinkoff, University of Colorado, Aerospace Engineering, M.S. 2018. 
  24. Michael Walker, University of Colorado, Computer Science, 2017 – present.
  25. Joshua Hibbard, University of Colorado, 2019 – present.
  26. Neil Bassett, University of Colorado, 2018-present.

Supervision of Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Thomas Balonek, University of New Mexico, 1982-1984.
  2. J. Ward Moody, University of New Mexico, 1985-1987.
  3. Martin Sulkanen, University of New Mexico, 1986-1989.
  4. Michael Newberry, University of New Mexico, 1988-1989.
  5. George Rhee, New Mexico State University, 1990-1993.
  6. Chris Loken, New Mexico State University, 1990-1996.
  7. Michael Ledlow, New Mexico State University, 1994-1997.
  8. Kurt Roettiger, University of Missouri, 1997-2000.
  9. Patrick Motl, University of Missouri and University of Colorado, 2000-2004.
  10. Eric Hallman, University of Colorado, 2004-2009.
  11. Geraint Harker, University of Colorado, 2009-2014.
  12. Abhi Datta, University of Colorado, 2010-2015.
  13. Stephen Skory, University of Colorado, 2010-2013.
  14. Raul Monsalve, University of Colorado, 2016-2018.
  15. David Rapetti, University of Colorado, 2016-present.
  16. Midhun Sreekumar Menon, 2019 - present.