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Emeritus Faculty | Richard H. Durisen

Richard H. DurisenProfessor Emeritus
Ph.D. Astronomy,
Princeton University 1972

Contact Information:

Astronomy Department
Indiana University
Swain West 309
727 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-6921
Fax: (812) 855-8725
Email: durisen [at]

Biographical Information:

Professor Durisen joined the IU Astronomy faculty in 1976. He received a B.S. in Physics from Fordham University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Princeton University in 1972. He held postdoctoral fellowships at U.C. Santa Cruz and NASA-Ames Research Center. Professor Durisen has had extended research leaves at NASA-Ames Research Center as an NRC Research Associate and at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics as Fulbright Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Awardee.

Research Interests:

Simulations of fluid and particle system dynamics applied to star and planet formation, the structure and stability of astrophysical disks, and planetary ring systems.

Selected Publications:

Complete list of refereed publications from ADS