January 22, 2020
Dear All, Please join me in congratulating Jim Truran, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, on receiving the 2020 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize of the AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD). The prize is given in recognition of Jim’s theoretical work on early star formation and the nucleosynthesis history of the universe, as well as for his seminal contributions to the study of astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, nucleosynthesis, and the use of nuclear-decay chronometers to determine ages of stellar and terrestrial matter. The Laboratory Astrophysics Prize is LAD’s highest honor. Congratulations Jim!
Department Chair and Subramanyan
Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor