Kenneth G. Gayley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Astronomy Graduate Advisor
Research Interests: 

Radiative transfer; radiation hydrodynamics; spectral line diagnostics

  • Theory Topics: highly supersonic stellar winds accelerated by photon pressure; radiation transport in stellar atmospheres and disks; how massive stars lose mass prior to a supernova
  • Simulation Topics: colliding winds in hot-star binaries, radiation transport in outflows from stars
  • Students may participate in international collaboration in stellar research
  • Students' experience in writing dynamic numerical simulations prepares them for positions either as academic postdocs or as software specialists in industry
Research areas
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space Physics
Kenneth Gayley
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1990
Contact Information

615 Van Allen Hall (VAN)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States