Jack Burns Portrait
Professor Emeritus - Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences

Office: 120B (Folsom Stadium)

Research Interests:

My research focuses on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology; observations of active galaxies and galaxy clusters using radio interferometers, optical telescopes, and x-ray satellites; supercomputer numerical simulations of astrophysical jets and large scale structures in the universe; and, design of next-generation observatories in space and on the Moon. I direct the Lunar University Network for Astrophysics (LUNAR), a multi-university center of excellence funded by the NASA Lunar Science Institute.

Selected Publications:

A lunar L2-Farside exploration and science mission concept with the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and a teleoperated lander/rover, Burns, J. O., et al. (2013)

Interpreting the Global 21 cm Signal from High Redshifts. I. Model-independent constraints, Mirocha, J., Harker, Geraint J. A., Burns, J. O. (2013)

Cosmological Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Radio Relics: Insights and Warnings for Observations, Skillman, S. W., et al. (2013)