Kenneth G. Gayley

Kenneth G. Gayley
Associate Professor and Astronomy Graduate Advisor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1990
707 VAN
Office Phone: 
(319) 335-3282
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