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My name is Jim Truran. I amĀ Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, as well as the ASC Flash Center; Enrico Fermi Institute.

For more than 45 years, my research has focused on the history of our universe.

I study early galactic evolution; the early star formation and nucleosynthesis history of the Universe; astrophysical thermonuclear explosions; nucleosynthesis; and ages from nuclear chronometers.

My research is concerned with the nuclear processes by which the elements heavier than hydrogen and helium are synthesized in stellarĀ and supernova environments, and with the mechanisms of nova and supernova explosions.

My hope for this website is that it grows into a searchable repository for decades of astrophysics research – and perhaps a place for your research to begin!