Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Arnett, David
Location University of Arizona
Primary Field Astronomy
Secondary Field Physics
 Election Citation
Arnett is a theoretical astrophysicist who first demonstrated how explosive nucleosynthesis in supernova produces the elements from carbon through iron and nickel. He constructed quantitative theoretical models of evolving massive stars and showed that the ejecta produce a good fit to the abundance of heavy elements in the galaxy.
 Research Interests
I am interested in nuclear astrophysics, formation of neutron stars and black holes, high-performance computers, theoretical physics, hydrodynamics, thermonuclear burning, stellar evolution, computer graphics, and computer modeling.

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