American Physical Society
- Elected Fellow 1996 “For groundbreaking studies of the origin and evolution of cosmic structure.”
- Joseph A. Burton Forum Award 2002 “to recognize outstanding contributions to public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society”
American Astronomical Society
Royal Astronomical Society (UK)
National Center for Science Education
American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Elected Fellow 2007 “For distinguished contributions to cosmological large-scale structure, for organizing public support for teaching evolution, and for interdisciplinary research on astrophysical impacts on the biosphere.”
The Paleontological Society
May 1994- Professor of Physics and Astronomy
May 1990-1994 Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
August 1986-May 1990 Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas
September 1983-August 1986 Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow (An honorary independent research position)
University of Chicago
January 1982-August 1983 Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh
April 1971-June 1978 Minister
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Tampa, Florida
Fall 1999: Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Fall 1992: Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Astronomy Cambridge University, UK
Spring 1984: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Theoretical Physics University of California at Santa Barbara
June 1983: Visiting Fellow, Dept. Astrophysics, Oxford University, UK
January-May 1983: IREX Fellow, Moscow State University, USSR
Ph.D. Physics, 1981
University of Texas
Austin, Texas 78712
Dissertation Supervisor: Dennis W. Sciama
Title: Massive Neutrinos as Galactic Halo Material: Radiative Decay Constraints and Gravitational Superclustering
(one semester spent at Dept. Astrophysics, Univ. of Oxford, UK)
M.A. Physics, 1977
University of South Florida
M.Div. Seminary, 1971
Starr King School for Religious Leadership, Berkeley, California
B.S. Physics, 1968
Bethany College, West Virginia
(Student body president, 1967)
Other Prizes and Awards
Dudley Award, Dudley Observatory, "Topology of the Universe" (August 1987).
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, KU--Steeples Award for Service to the Citizens of Kansas, (May 2001)
Outstanding Educator Award, Pi Delta Kappa education fraternity (2003)
Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, KU (2013)
1. Le Chatelier's Principle (A.L. Melott) Journal of Chemical Education 45, A519 (1968).
2. Quasar Lyman-alpha Absorbers: Are Precise Conclusions Possible? (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 241, 889 (1980).
3. Neutrino-lifetime Constraints from Neutral Hydrogen in the Galactic Halo (A. Melott and D.W. Sciama) Physical Review Letters 46, 1369 (1981).
4. Decaying Neutrinos as a Photoionization Source in Galactic Halos (D.W. Sciama and A. Melott) Physical Review D 25, 2214 (1982).
5. Simulation of Gravitational Superclustering of Massive Neutrinos (A.L. Melott) Physical Review Letters, 48, 894 (1982).
6. Massive Neutrinos in Large-Scale Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 264, 59 (1983).
7. The Formation of Galactic Halos in the Neutrino-adiabatic Theory (A.L. Melott) Nature 296, 721 (1982).
8. Two-Dimensional Simulation of the Gravitational Superclustering of Collisionless Particles (A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 202, 595 (1983).
9. The Bend in the Correlation Function: The Surviving Imprint of Adiabatic Perturbations? (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal Letters 273, L21 (1983).
10. Two-Dimensional Numerical Modelling of Formation of Superclusters from Collisionless Particles: Two-Point Correlation Functions (in Russian) (A.L. Melott) Astronomicheskii Zhurnal 61, 1079 (1984). [Soviet Astronomy 28, 631 (1984)].
11. Clustering Velocities in the Adiabatic Picture of Galaxy Formation (A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 205, 637 (1983).
12. Direct Dissipationless Formation of Filaments in the Large-Scale Matter Distribution (A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 204, 7P (1983).
13. The Two Point Correlation Function as an Indicator of Nonlinear Clustering (in Russian) (A.L. Melott) Pis 'ma v Astronomicheski Zhurnal 9, 519 (1983). [Soviet Astronomy Letters 9, 273 (1983)].
14. Three-Dimensional Simulation of Large Scale Structure in the Universe (J. Centrella and A. Melott) Nature 305, 196 (1983), also reprinted in Inflationary Cosmology a collection edited by L.F. Abbott and S.Y. Pi (World Scientific: Singapore) (1986).
15. Pancakes and the Formation of Galaxies in a Neutrino-Dominated Universe (P. Shapiro, K. Struck-Marcell, and A. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 275, 405 (1983).
16. Cluster Analysis of the Nonlinear Evolution of Large Scale Structure in an Axion/Gravitino/Photino Dominated Universe (A. Melott, J. Einasto, E. Saar, I. Suisalu, A. Klypin and S. Shandarin) Physical Review Letters 51, 935 (1983).
17. Dwarf Satellite Galaxies and Radiative Decay of Elementary Particles Composing Galactic Halos, (in Russian) (A.L. Melott) Astronomicheskii Zhurnal, 61 817 (1984). [Soviet Astronomy 28 478].
18. Can a Neutrino-Dominated Universe be Rejected? (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 289, 2 (1985).
19. Statistical Comparison of Galaxy Formation Models: The Bispectrum (J.N. Fry and A. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 292, 395 (1985).
20. QSO Metal-Line Absorbers: The Key to Large-Scale Structure? (A.P.S. Crotts, A. Melott, D.G. York, and J.N. Fry) Physics Letters 155B, 251 (1985).
21. Can "Warm" Particles Provide the Missing Mass in Dwarf Galaxies? (A. Melott and D.N. Schramm) Astrophysical Journal 298, 1 (1985).
22. An Independent Test of Biased Galaxy Formation with Cold Particles: The Three Point Function (A. Melott and J.N. Fry) Astrophysical Journal 305, 1 (1986).
23. On the Reliability of Virgo Infall in Estimating the Mass Density of the Universe (H. Bushouse, A. Melott, J. Centrella, and J. Gallagher) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 217, 7P (1985).
24. The Sponge-Like Topology of the Large Scale Structure in the Universe (J.R. Gott, A. Melott, and M. Dickinson) Astrophysical Journal 306, 341 (1986).
25. Comment on "Nonlinear Gravitational Clustering in Cosmology" , (A.L. Melott) Physical Review Letters 56, 1992 (1986).
26. Deviation from Rubble Flow, Biased Galaxy Formation, and the Mass Density of the Universe (A.L. Melott) Physical Review Letters 57, 257 (1986).
27. Voids and Velocities in Initially Gaussian Models for Large Scale Structures (A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 228, 1001 (1987).
28. A Quantitative Approach to the Topology of Large Scale Structure (J.R. Gott, D. Weinberg, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 319, 1 (1987).
29. The Formation of Large-Scale Structure from Cosmic String Loops and Cold Dark Matter (A.L. Melott and R.J. Scherrer) Nature 328, 691 (1987).
30. The Topology of Large Scale Structure I: Topology and the Random Phase Hypothesis (D. Weinberg, J.R. Gott, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 321, 2 (1987).
31. Comparisons of Large-Scale Structure Models with Gaussian Initial Conditions Against the Distribution of Abell Clusters (D. Batuski, A.L. Melott, and J. Burns) Astrophysical Journal 322, 48 (1987).
32. The Topology of Large Scale Structure II: Nonlinear Evolution of Gaussian Models (A. Melott, D. H. Weinberg, and J. R. Gott III) Astrophysical Journal 328, 50 (1988).
33. Has Dark Matter Decay Been Detected? (A. Melott, D.W. McKay, and J.P. Ralston) Astrophysical Journal Letters 324, L43 (1988).
34. One Model for Magnetic Solar Neutrino Interactions, Cosmological Neutrino Decays, and New Particle Resonant Production by Neutrino Interactions from Cygnus X-3 (J.P. Ralston, D.W. McKay, and A.L. Melott) Physics Letters 202B, 40 (1988).
35. A Case Study of Large Scale Structure in a 'Hot' Model Universe (J.N. Centrella, J.S. Gallagher III, A.L. Melott, and H.A. Bushouse) Astrophysical Journal 333, 24 (1988).
36. Large-Scale Structure from Cosmic String Loops in a Baryon Dominated Universe (A.L. Melott and R.J. Scherrer) Astrophysical Journal 331, 38 (1988).
37. The Topology of Superclusters: A Window on the Early Universe (A.L. Melott) General Relativity and Gravitation 21, 495 (1989).
38. Void Statistics, Scaling, and the Origins of Large-Scale Structure (J.N. Fry, R. Giovanelli, M.P. Haynes, A.L. Melott, and R.J. Scherrer) Astrophysical Journal 340, 11 (1989).
39. The Formation of Large-Scale Structure from Cosmic Strings and Massive Neutrinos (R.J. Scherrer, A.L. Melott, and E. Bertschinger) Physical Review Letters 62, 379 (1989).
40. Topology of Large Scale Structure III: Observations ( J .R. Gott, J. Miller, T .X. Thuan, S.E. Schneider, D.H. Weinberg, C. Gammie, K. Polk, M. Vogeley, S. Jeffrey, S.P. Bhavsar, A.L. Melott, R. Giovanelli, M.P. Haynes, R.B. Tully, and A.J.S. Hamilton) Astrophysical Journal 340, 625 (1989).
41. The Area of Isodensity Contours and the Large Scale Structure of the Universe (B.S. Ryden, R.J. Scherrer, A.L. Melott, D.A. Craig, J.R. Gott, D.H. Weinberg, S.P. Bhavsar, and J.M. Miller) Astrophysical Journal 340, 647 (1989).
42. Editor, Proceedings of the Workshop on Topology of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, (A.L. Melott) proceedings of the April, 1988 Lawrence, Kansas workshop, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 100, 1306-1404 (1988).
43. Gravitational Instability with High Resolution (A.L. Melott and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal 343, 26 (1989).
44. A Model for the Formation of the Local Group (P.J.E. Peebles, A.L. Melott, M.R. Holmes, and L.R. Jiang) Astrophysical Journal 345, 108 (1989).
45. Topology of Large Scale Structure IV: Topology in Two Dimensions (A.L. Melott, A.P. Cohen, A.J.S. Hamilton, J.R. Gott III, and D.H. Weinberg) Astrophysical Journal 345, 618 (1989).
46. The Topology of Large Scale Structure in the Universe (A.L. Melott) Physics Reports 193, 1 (1990).
47. Gravity in Twisted Space (K. Farrar and A.L. Melott) Computers in Physics 4, 185 (1990).
48. Comparison of Likely Candidate Models for Abell Cluster Structures Against the Observed Distribution (D.J. Batuski, A.L. Melott, R.J. Scherrer, and E. Bertschinger) Astrophysical Journal 367, 393 (1991).
49. Minimal Spectrum of Long- Wave Perturbations: Is Linear Growth Correct only in the Nonlinear Regime? (S.F. Shandarin and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 364, 396 (1990).
50. More Resolution Isn't Always Better Resolution (A.L. Melott) Comments on Astrophysics 15, 1 (1990).
51. Generation of Large-Scale Cosmological Structures by Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott and S.F. Shandarin) Nature 346, 633 (1990).
52. Gravitational Clustering in the Expanding Universe: Controlled High-Resolution Studies in Two Dimensions (J.F. Beacom, K.G. Dominik, A.L. Melott, S.P. Perkins, and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal 372, 351 (1991).
53. A Quantitative Measure of Phase Correlations in Density Fields (R.J. Scherrer, A.L. Melott, and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal 377, 29 (1991).
54. The Topology of Large Scale Structure: VI. Slices of the Universe (C. Park, J.R. Gott 111, A.L. Melott, and I.D. Karachentsev) Astrophysical Journal 387, 1 (1992).
55. The Three-Point Function in an Ensemble of Numerical Simulations (J.N. Fry and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 393, 431 (1992).
56. The Void Spectrum in Two-Dimensional Numerical Simulations of Gravitational Clustering (G.A.M. Kauffmann and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 393, 415 (1992).
57. Coherent Structures in the Universe and the Adhesion Model (L. Kofman, D. Pogosyan, S.F. Shandarin, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 393, 437 (1992).
58. Can Neutrino Decay Driven Mock Gravity Save Hot Dark Matter? (R.J. Splinter and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 394, 7 (1992).
59. Tests of Smoothing Methods for Topological Study of Galaxy Redshift Surveys (A.L. Melott and K.G. Dominik) Astrophysical Journal Supplement 86, 1 (1993).
60. Filamentary and Hierarchical Pictures: Kinetic Energy Criterion (A.A. Klypin and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 399, 397 (1992).
61. Does Faint Galaxy Clustering Contradict Gravitational Instability? (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal Letters 393, 145 (1992).
62. Testing Approximations for Non-Linear Gravitational Clustering (P. Coles, A.L. Melott, and S.F. Shandarin) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 260, 765 (1993).
63. Controlled Experiments in Cosmological Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal 410, 469 (1993).
64. Galaxy Clustering: Why Peebles and Zel'dovich were Both Right (A.L. Melott) Comments on Astrophysics 16, 321 (1993).
65. The Three-point Function in an Ensemble of Three Dimensional Simulations ( J .N . Fry, A.L. Melott, and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal 412, 504 (1993).
66. Improving the Reconstruction of the Velocity Potential and Primordial Density Fluctuations by Choice of Smoothing Windows (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal Letters 414, 173 (1993).
67. Higher Order Moments of the Matter Distribution in Scale-Free Cosmological Simulations with Large Dynamic Range (F. Lucchin, S. Matarrese, A.L. Melott, and L. Moscardini) Astrophysical Journal 422, 430 (1994).
68. Optimizing the Zel'dovich Approximation (A.L. Melott, T.F. Pellman, and S.F. Shandarin) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 269, 626 (1994).
69. Decaying Neutrinos in Galaxy Clusters (A.L. Melott, R.J. Splinter, M. Persic, and P. Salucci) Astrophysical Journal 421, 16 (1994).
70. Back into the Future with Ya.B. Zel'dovich (A.L. Melott) Comments on Astrophysics 17, 145 (1993).
71. Testing the Frozen-Flow Approximation (A.L. Melott, F. Lucchin, S. Matarrese, and L. Moscardini) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 268, 69 (1994).
72. A Test of the Adhesion Approximation (A.L. Melott, S.F. Shandarin, and D.H. Weinberg) Astrophysical Journal 428, 28 (1994).
73. Testing Higher Order Lagrangian Perturbation Theory Against Numerical Simulations-1. Pancake Models (T. Buchert, A.L. Melott, and A.G. Weiss) Astronomy and Astrophysics 288, 349 (1994)
74. Comparison of Dynamical Approximation Schemes for Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal Letters 426, 119 (1994)
75. Testing Higher-Order Lagrangian Perturbation Theory Against Numerical Solutions 2. Hierarchical Models (A.L. Melott, T. Buchert, and A.G. Weiss) Astronomy and Astrophysics 294, 345 (1995).
76. The Shape of the First Collapsed Objects (S.F. Shandarin, A.L. Melott, K. McDavitt, J.L. Pauls, and J. Tinker) Physical Review Letters 75, 7 (1995).
77. Biased Power Spectrum and Bispectrum for an Ensemble of Three- Dimensional Scale Free Numerical Simulations (J.N. Fry, A.L. Melott, and S.F. Shandarin) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 274, 745 (1995).
78. Hierarchical Pancaking: Why the Zel'dovich Approximation Describes Coherent Large-Scale Structure in N-Body Simulations (J.L. Pauls and A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 274, 99 (1995).
79. Gravitational instability in the strongly nonlinear regime: A study of various approximations (B.S. Sathyaprakash, V. Sahni, D. Munshi, D. Pogosyan, and A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 275, 463 (1995).
80. Evolution of the Potential in Cosmological Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott, B.S. Sathyaprakash, and V. Sahni) Astrophysical Journal 456, 65 (1996).
81. Voids in Real Space and Redshift Space (B.S. Ryden and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 470, 160 (1996).
82. A Test of the Particle Paradigm in N-Body Simulations (B. Kuhlman, A.L. Melott, and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal Letters 470, L41 (1996).
83. Temporal Optimization of Lagrangian Perturbation Schemes (G. Karakatsanis, T. Buchert, and A.L. Melott) Astronomy and Astrophysics 326, 873 (1997).
84. The Ellipticity and Orientation of Clusters of Galaxies in N-body Experiments (R.J. Splinter, A.L. Melott, A.M. Linn, C. Buck, and J. Tinker) Astrophysical Journal 479, 632 (1997).
85. The Bulls-Eye Effect: Are Galaxy Walls Observationally Enhanced? (E.A. Praton, A.L. Melott, and M.Q. McKee) Astrophysical Journal Letters 479, L15 (1997).
86. Demonstrating Discreteness and Collision Error in Cosmological N-body Simulations of Dark Matter Gravitational Clustering (A.L. Melott, S.F. Shandarin, R.J. Splinter, and Y. Suto) Astrophysical Journal Letters 479, L79 (1997).
87. Testing Tree-Level Perturbation Theory for Large-Scale Structure with the Local Lagranian Approximation (Z.A.M. Protogeros, A.L. Melott, and R.J. Scherrer) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 290, 367 (1997).
88. Non-linear Evolution of the Bispectrum of Cosmological Perturbations (R. Scoccimarro, S. Colombi, J.N. Fry, J.A. Frieman, E. Hivon, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 496, 586 (1998).
89. Fundamental Discreteness Limitations of Cosmological N-Body Clustering Simulations (R.J. Splinter, A.L. Melott, S.F. Shandarin, and Y. Suto) Astrophysical Journal 497, 38 (1998).
90. The Bull's-Eye Effect as a Probe of Ω (A.L. Melott, P. Coles, H.A. Feldman, and B. Wilhite) Astrophysical Journal Letters 496, L85 (1998).
91. Non-local Scaling in Two-Dimensional Gravitational Clustering (D. Munshi, L. Chiang, P. Coles, and A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 293, L68 (1998).
92. Clustering Properties of Low-Redshift QSO Absorption Systems Towards the Galactic Poles (D. Vanden Berk, J. Lauroesch, a. Stoughton, A. Szalay, D. Koo, A. Crotts, A. Blades, A. Melott, B. Boyle, T. Broadhurst, and D. York) Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 122, 355 (1999).
93. Scaling in Gravitational Clustering, 2D and 3D Dynamics (D. Munshi, F. Bernardeau, A.L. Melott, and R. Schaeffer) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 303, 433 (1999).
94. Cluster Winds Blow along Supercluster Axes (D.I. Novikov, A.L. Melott, B.C. Wilhite, M. Kaufman, J.O. Burns, C.J. Miller, and D.J. Batuski) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 304, L5 (1999).
95. From Snakes to Stars, Statistics of Collapsed Objects I: Lower-Order Clustering Properties of Collapsed Objects (D. Munshi, P. Coles, and A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 307, 387 (1999).
96. From Snakes to Stars, Statistics of Collapsed Objects II: Testing a Generic Scaling Ansatz for Hierarchical Clustering (D. Munshi, P. Coles, and A.L. Melott) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 310, 892 (1999).
97. Generalised Cumulant Correlators and Hierarchical Clustering (D. Munshi, A.L. Melott, and P. Coles), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 311, 149 (2000).
98. Massive Cooling Flow Clusters Inhabit Crowded Environments (C. Loken, A.L. Melott, and C.J. Miller) Astrophysical Journal Letters 520, L5 (1999).
99. Bias and Hierarchical Clustering (P. Coles, A.L. Melott, and D. Munshi), Astrophysical Journal Letters, 521, L5 (1999).
100. Disentangling the Cosmic Web I: Morphology of Isodensity Contours J. Schmalzing, T. Buchert, A.L. Melott, V. Sahni, B.S. Sathyaprakash, and S.F. Shandarin Astrophysical Journal, 526, 568 (1999).
101. Environmental Dependence of the Fundamental Plane of Galaxy Clusters (Christopher J. Miller, Adrian L. Melott, and Patrick Gorman) Astrophysical Journal Letters, 526, L61 (1999).
102. Einstein Galaxy Cluster Alignments Revisited (Scott W. Chambers, Adrian L. Melott, and Christopher J. Miller) Astrophysical Journal 544, 104 (2000).
103. The Size and Shape of Voids in Three-Dimensional Galaxy Surveys (Jason D. Schmidt, Barbara S. Ryden, and Adrian L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 546, 609 (2001).
104. Recent Dynamical Relaxation of Galaxy Clusters: Evidence for a Low- Ωm Cosmology (A.L. Melott, S. W. Chambers and C.J. Miller) Astrophysical Journal Letters 559, L75 (2001).
105. The Nearest Neighbor Alignment of Cluster X-ray Isophotes (S. Will Chambers, Adrian L. Melott, and Christopher J. Miller) Astrophysical Journal 565, 849 (2002).
106. Optimal Moments for the Analysis of Peculiar Velocity Surveys (R. Watkins, H.A. Feldman, S.W. Chambers, P. Gorman, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal 564, 534 (2002).
107. Universal Behavior of Phase Correlations in Non-linear Gravitational Clustering (P. Watts, P. Coles, and A.L. Melott) Astrophysical Journal Letters, 589, L61 (2003).
108. Eccentricity Evolution in Simulated Galaxy Clusters (S.N. Floor, A.L. Melott, C.J. Miller, and G.L. Bryan) Astrophysical Journal, 591,741 (2003).
109. Optimal Moments for the Analysis of Peculiar Velocity Surveys II: Testing (H.A. Feldman, R. Watkins, A.L. Melott, and S.W. Chambers) Astrophysical Journal, 599, 820 (2003).
110. Quantifying the Bull's Eye Effect (B.C. Thomas, A.L. Melott, H.A. Feldman, and S.F. Shandarin) Astrophysical Journal, 608, 28 (2004).
111. Numerical Study of the Cosmological Velocity Field as a Function of Density (A. Dominguez and A.L. Melott) Astronomy and Astrophysics, 419, 425 (2004).
112. Simulated Versus Observed Cluster Eccentricity Evolution (S.N. Floor, A.L. Melott, and P.M. Motl) Astrophysical Journal, 611, 153 (2004).
113. Did a gamma-ray burst initiate the late Ordovician mass extinction? (A.L. Melott, B.S. Lieberman, C.M. Laird, L.D. Martin, M.V. Medvedev, B.C. Thomas, J.K. Cannizzo, N. Gehrels, and C.H. Jackman) International Journal of Astrobiology, 3, 55 (2004).
114. Terrestrial Ozone Depletion Due to a Milky Way Gamma-Ray Burst (B.C. Thomas, C. Jackman, A. Melott, C. Laird, R. Stolarski, N. Gehrels, J. Cannizzo, and D.P. Hogan) Astrophysical Journal Letters, 622, L153 (2005).
115. Climatic and Biogeochemical Effects of a Galactic Gamma-Ray Burst (Adrian L. Melott, Brian C. Thomas, Daniel P. Hogan, Larissa M. Ejzak, and Charles H. Jackman) Geophysical Research Letters 32, L14808 doi:10.1029/2005GL023073 (2005).
116. Gamma-ray bursts and the Earth: Exploration of Atmospheric, Biological, Climatic, and Biogeochemical Effects (B.C. Thomas, A.L. Melott, C.H. Jackman, C.M. Laird, M.V. Medvedev, R.S. Stolarski, N. Gehrels, J.K. Cannizzo, D.P. Hogan, and L.M. Ejzak) Astrophysical Journal 634, 509 (2005).
117. Gamma-ray bursts and terrestrial planetary atmospheres (B.C. Thomas and A.L. Melott) New Journal of Physics 8, 120 doi:10.1088/1367-2630/8/7/120 (2006).
118. Terrestrial Consequences of Spectral and Temporal Variability in Ionizing Photon Events (L.M. Ejzak, A.L. Melott, M.V. Medvedev, and B.C. Thomas) Astrophysical Journal, 654, 373 (2007).
119. Do Extragalactic Cosmic Rays Induce Cycles in Fossil Diversity? (M.V. Medvedev and A.L. Melott), Astrophysical Journal, 664, 879 (2007).
120. Modeling atmospheric effects of the September 1859 Solar Flare (B.C. Thomas, C.H. Jackman, and A.L. Melott) Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L06810, doi:10.1029/2006GL029174, (2007)
121. Considering the Case for Biodiversity Cycles: Reexamining the Evidence for Periodicity in the Fossil Record (B.S. Lieberman and A.L. Melott), PLoS ONE, 2(8): e759. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000759, (2007)
122. Bone Cancer Rates in Dinosaurs Compared with Modern Vertebrates (L.C. Natarajan, A.L. Melott, B.M. Rothschild, and L.D. Martin), Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 110, 155-158, (2007)
123. Superluminous supernovae: No threat from η Carinae (B.C. Thomas, A.L. Melott, B.D. Fields, and B.J. Anthony-Twarog), Astrobiology 8(1), 9-16 (2008) doi:10.1089/ast.2007.0181.
124. The Habitable Galaxy: Variation in Space and Time (Adrian Melott) Astrobiology 8(2): 392-393 (2008) doi:10.1089/ast.2008.1245
125. Atmospheric Consequences of Cosmic Ray Variability in the Extragalactic Shock Model (A.L. Melott, A.J. Krejci, B.C. Thomas, M.V. Medvedev, M.J. Murray, and G.W. Wilson), (Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets), J. Geophys. Res. 113, E10007, doi:10.1029/2008JE003206 (2008)
126. Long-term cycles in the history of life: Periodic biodiversity in the Paleobiology Database (A.L. Melott) PLoS ONE, 3(12): e4044. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004044 (2008).
127. Late Ordovician geographic patterns of extinction compared with simulations of astrophysical ionizing radiation damage (A.L. Melott and B.C. Thomas), Paleobiology 35, 311-320 (2009). doi:10.1666/0094-8373-35.3.311
128. Testing the link between terrestrial climate change and Galactic spiral arm transit (A.C. Overholt, A.L. Melott, and M.K. Pohl), Astrophysical Journal Letters 705, L101- L103 (2009); erratum ApJ, 751, L45 (2012).
129. Cometary airbursts and atmospheric chemistry: Tunguska and a candidate Younger Dryas event. (A.L. Melott, B.C. Thomas, G.A. Dreschhoff, and C.K. Johnson) Geology, 38, 355-358 (2010) doi: 10.1130/G30508.1 See also “Research Focus” April 2010 issue Geology: http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/full/38/4/383
130. Lookup tables to compute high energy cosmic ray induced atmospheric ionization and changes in atmospheric chemistry. (Dimitra Atri, Adrian L. Melott, and Brian C. Thomas), Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics JCAP05(2010)008 doi: 10.1088/1475-7516/2010/05/008 (2010).
131. Atmospheric Consequences of Cosmic Ray Variability in the Extragalactic Shock Model: II Revised ionization levels and their consequences (Adrian L. Melott, Dimitra Atri, Brian C. Thomas, Mikhail V. Medvedev, Graham W. Wilson, and Michael J. Murray) Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets 115, E08002 (2010) doi:10.1029/2010JE003591
132. Nemesis Reconsidered (Adrian L. Melott and Richard K. Bambach) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters 407, L99-L102 (2010). doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2010.00913.x
133. A ubiquitous ~62-Myr periodic fluctuation superimposed on general trends in fossil biodiversity. I. Documentation (Adrian L. Melott and Richard K. Bambach), Paleobiology, 37, 92-112 (2011)
134. A ubiquitous ~62 Myr periodic fluctuation superimposed on general trends in fossil biodiversity: II, Evolutionary dynamics associated with periodic fluctuation in marine diversity. (Adrian L. Melott and Richard K. Bambach) Paleobiology 37, 383-408 (2011)
135. Astrophysical Ionizing Radiation and the Earth: A Brief Review and Census of Intermittent Intense Sources (Adrian L. Melott and Brian C. Thomas) Astrobiology 11, 343-361 (2011) doi:10.1089/ast.2010.0603.
136. Modeling high-energy cosmic ray induced terrestrial muon flux: A lookup table (Dimitra Atri and Adrian L. Melott), Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 80, 701-703 (2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2011.02.020
137. Biological implications of high-energy cosmic ray induced muon flux in the extragalactic shock model (D. Atri and A.L. Melott) Geophysical Research Letters 38, L19203. doi: 10.1029/2011GL049027 (2011)
138. A ~60 Myr periodicity is common to marine-87Sr/86Sr, fossil biodiversity, and large- scale sedimentation: what does the periodicity reflect? (Adrian L. Melott, Richard K. Bambach, Kenni D. Petersen, and John M. McArthur) Journal of Geology, 120, 217-226 (2012) DOI: 10.1086/663877
139. “Whilst this Planet Has Gone Cycling On: What Role for Periodic Astronomical Phenomena in Large Scale Patterns in the History of Life?” (B.S. Lieberman and A.L. Melott) in J. Talent, editor, International Year of Planet Earth, (IYPE) biosphere volume: Earth and Life: Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations through Time, Springer Legacy Series, Berlin. pp 37-50. (2012) http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.3173
140. Declining Volatility, a General Property of Disparate Systems: from Fossils, to Stocks, to the Stars (Bruce S. Lieberman and Adrian L. Melott) Palaeontology 56, 1297- 1304. DOI: 10.1111/pala.12017 (2013).
141. Causes of an AD 774-775 14C increase. (A.L. Melott and B.C. Thomas) Nature, 491, E1. DOI 10.1038/nature11695 (2012).
142. Terrestrial effects due to possible astrophysical sources of an AD 774-775 increase in 14C production (B.C. Thomas, A.L. Melott, K.R. Arkenberg, and B.R. Snyder II) Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1237-1240. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50222 (2013). (Selected as a “Research Spotlight” by the American Geophysical Union, noted in the journal and in their newsletter Eos.)
143. Modeling cosmic ray proton induced terrestrial neutron flux: A lookup table (A.C. Overholt, A.L. Melott, and D. Atri) Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 118, 2765–2770, (2013) DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50377
144. Cosmogenic nuclide enhancement via deposition from long-period comets as a test of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. (A.C. Overholt and A.L. Melott) Earth and Planetary Science Letters 377-378, 55-61. (2013) DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.07.029
145. Do Periodicities In Extinction-With Possible Astronomical Connections-- Survive a Revision of the Geological Timescale? (A.L. Melott and R.K. Bambach) Astrophysical Journal 773, 6-10 (2013). doi:10.1088/0004-637X/773/1/6
146. Biological radiation dose from secondary particles in a Milky Way gamma ray burst. (Dimitra Atri, Adrian L. Melott, and Andrew Karam) International Journal of Astrobiology (2013). doi:10.1017/S1473550413000414
147. Cosmic Rays and Terrestrial Life: a Brief Review. (D. Atri and A.L. Melott) Astroparticle Physics, 53, 186-190 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2013.03.001148. Analysis of periodicity of extinction using the 2012 geological time scale. (A.L. Melott, R.K. Bambach) Paleobiology 40, 177-196 (2014). This was designated as the Featured Article for the spring 2014 issue.
149. Low time resolution analysis of polar ice cores cannot detect impulsive nitrate events. (D.F. Smart, M.A. Shea, Adrian L. Melott, and Claude M. Laird)
150. Has the Earth been exposed to numerous supernovae within the last 300 kyr? (A.L. Melott, I.G. Usoskin, G.A. Kovaltsov, and C.M. Laird) International Journal of Astrobiology
151. A link between solar events and congenital malformations: Is ionizing radiation enough to explain it? (Andrew Overholt and Adrian Melott)
152. Nitric Acid Deposition following an Astrophysical Ionizing Radiation Event is below Critical Loads for Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems (Ben Neuenswander and Adrian Melott)
Non-refereed Publications, Media Accounts, and Outreach (Other)
1. The Invisible Universe (A.L. Melott) Astronomy 9, 66 (1981).
2. Cosmology on a Computer (A.L. Melott) Astronomy 11, #6, 66, and #7, 66 (1983).
3. Some Comments on Gravitational Clustering Simulations of Ino Universes (A.L. Melott) in Innerspace/Outerspace (E. W. Kolb et al., eds), University of Chicago Press (1986).
4. The Large-Scale Structure of the Universe: Three-Dimensional Numerical Models (J. Centrella and A. Melott) in Numerical Astrophysics: a Meeting in Honor of Jim Wilson. (J. Centrella et al., eds.), Jones and Bartlett, Boston (1985).
5. Use of Supercomputers in Astrophysics (A.L. Melott) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 30, 739 (1985).
6. Popularized discussions of my research are contained in these periodicals: National Geographic (June 1983), Sky and Telescope, (June 1983), Energy and Technology Review (March 1983), Physics Today (October 1983), Mosaic 15, #2, 2 (1984), and Scientific American (July 1986).
7. Virgo Infall and the Mass Density of the Universe (A.L. Melott) in Galaxy Distances and Deviations from Universal Expansion, B.F. Madore and R.B. Tully, eds. (Dordrecht:Reidel) (1986).
8. Simulations of Large-Scale Structure Compared to Abell Cluster Distribution (D. Batuski, A.L. Melott, and J. Burns) in Observational Cosmology, proceedings of IAU Symposium 124, A. Hewitt, G. Burbidge, and L.Z. Fang, eds. (Dordrecht:Reidel) (1987); there is a substantially similar report in Proceedings of IAU Symposium 130, the Hungary meeting on Large-Scale Structure of the Universe (J. Audouze and A. Szalay, eds.) (1987).
9. More popularized discussions are to be found in the New York Times (Nov. 9, 1986, p.l), Sky and Telescope (December 1986), Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 14, 1987), Explore (Spring 1987), Physics Today (October 1987), The World and I (November 1987).
10. Topology of the Universe: Motivation for the Study of Large-Scale Structure (A.L. Melott) in Proceedings of the XIIIth Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (M. Ulmer, ed.), (1987).
11. Topology of the Universe (A.L. Melott) Bulletin of the American Physical Society 32, 1012 (1987).
12. Re-creating the Universe (A.L. Melott) Astronomy 16, #5, 42 (1988).
13. More popularized discussions are to be found in Science News (Feb. 6, 1988), Computers and the Cosmos (Time-Life Books, 1988), Nature 338, 541 (April 13,1989), Astronomy 17, #6, 14(1989), Discover (September 1989), Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 3, 1990).
14. A Simple Model for the Formation of the Local Group of Galaxies (A.L. Melott) in The Epoch of Galaxy Formation, proceedings of the Durham, England NATO Advanced Research Workshop, (Kluwer:Dordrecht) 1988 (C. Frenk et. al, eds).
15. Numerical Simulations of the Formation of Large Scale Structure in the Universe (A.L. Melott and J.F. Beacom) in Science at the John von Neumann Supercomputer Center (G. Cook, ed.) Consortium for Scientific Computing, 1988.
16. Topology of the Universe (A.L. Melott) Abstracts of papers presented to the American Mathematical Society 9, 390 (1988).
17. Glowing Hot Dark Matter with or without Strings Attached in Dark Matter (J. Audouze and J. Than Thanh Van, Eds.), Editions Frontieres, Cedex France (1988).
18. Numerical Simulations of the Formation of Large Scale Structure in Cosmic-String Universes (A.L. Melott and J.F. Beacom) in Science at the John von Neumann Supercomputer Center (G. Cook, ed.) Consortium for Scientific Computing, 1989 (See also cover illustration this issue).
19. Radiative Decay of the Tau Neutrino? (A.L. Melott) in '88 Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories (J. Than Thanh Van, ed.) Editions Frontieres, France 1988.
20. More popularized discussions are to be found in Science News (Cover photo March 24, 1990)
21. The New Discussion of a Neutrino Mass and Issues in the Formation of Large-Scale Structure (A.L. Melott) in After the First Three Minutes (S. Holt, C. Bennett, and V. Thimble, eds), American Institute of Physics (1991).
22. Is There Any Observational Evidence for Non-Gaussian Primordial Density Fluctuations? (A.L. Melott) in Observational Tests of Cosmological Inflation, proceedings of the 1990 Durham, U .K. NATO Advanced Research Workshop, (T. Shanks et. al, editors) Kluwer:Dordrecht 1991.
23. The Void Spectrum in Numerical Model Universes (A.L. Melott and G. Kauffmann) published in proceedings of the Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 647, 672 (1991); Barrow, Mestel, and Thomas, eds.)
24. Nonlinear Gravitational Instability of Random Waves in the Expanding Universe (A.L. Melott and S.F. Shandarin) in Nonlinear Random Waves and Turbulence in Nondispersive Media: Waves, Rays, Particles, by S.N. Gurbatov, A.N. Malakov, and A.I. Saichev (Manchester: Manchester University Press) 1991.
25. Hot Dark Matter with No Strings Attached (A.L. Melott) in Gamma Ray-Neutrino Cosmology and Planck Scale Physics (D.B. Cline, editor) World Scientific, 1993.
26. Book Review of Hyperspace by M. Kaku, Kansas City Star, April 17, 1994.
27. Using the Zel'dovich Approximation to Understand the Structure in N-body Models of Dark Matter Dominated Universes, (A.L. Melott and J.L. Pauls), in Sources of Dark Matter in the Universe (D.B. Cline, editor) World Scientific, 1995.
28. Strategic Basic Research, a letter to the editor of The Scientist, May 30, 1994.
29. Zel'dovich and the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe, in The Known and Unknown Zel'dovich, (Nauka:Moscow), R.A. Sunyaev and S.S. Gershtein, ed. (1993).
30. B.S. Sathyaprakash, Varun Sahni, Dipak Munshi, Dima Pogosyan and A.L. Melott (1995) Comparison of nonlinear approximations to gravitational instability, in Proceedings of the International workshop on Large Scale Structure in the Universe, Potsdam, Germany, September 18-24 1994, Eds. J.P. Mucket, S. Gottlober and V. Muller (World Scientific Publishing).
31. Book review of Pythagoras' Trousers by Wertheim, in Technoscience, winter 1996.
32. How We Happened: The Beginning of Everything, a children's curriculum in cosmology. Self published.
33. Cosmic Clips, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, extensive footage of gravitational clustering video used. Also used in Cosmic Journeys, a NASA educational project.
34. J. R. Miller and A. L. Melott, Integrating Mathematics and Science Education Using the Powers of Ten, Technology and Teacher Education Annual, Proceedings of SITE 97, pp. 1250-1253, April 1997. This paper won the Best Paper award in the software development area at SITE 97, a national conference in the applications of advanced technology to education, held in Orlando, FL April 4- 7.
35. "Science-a Nature Religion?", Voice 5, No.1, 4 (1999).
36. About half of " Superclusters of Galaxies Shed Light on Cosmic Architecture" in the New York Times, Jan. 26, 1999 p. Dl is devoted to discussion of our research on "superwinds" .
37. "Redshift Surveys and the Value of Ω ", H.A. Feldman and A.L. Melott, Proceedings of the Cosmic Flows Workshop, Victoria, Canada, July 1999, ed. S. Courteau, M. Strauss & J. Willick, ASP series
38. " What Happened to Science Education: Kansas and Beyond", Physics and Society (APS), 29, 2 (April 2000).
39. "The Big Bang", in A Kansan's Guide to Science (P. Cartwright, R.L. Kaesler, B.S. Lieberman, and A.L. Melott) Kansas Geological Survey (2000).
40. " Randomized Thoughts of a Cultural Turncoat", in After the Science Wars (K. Ashman and P. Baringer, eds), Routledge Press, (2001).
41. "How We Threw the Bums Out", Freethought Today, 17(9), November 2000.
42. "Why Would ARN Distribute a Tape of a Debate Phillip Johnson Did Not Win?", Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 21, 45 (2001).
43. "Fine-tuning and the Anthropic Principle: Cousins to Intelligent Design?" LINK, 1, #3, 3 (2001).
44. "Intelligent Design is Creationism in a Cheap Tuxedo", Physics Today, 55, #6, p. 48 (2002).
45. "Ya.B. Zel'dovich and large scale structure: the impact in the United States" , in Zel'dovich: Reminisces (R.A. Sunyaev, ed) CRC Publications (2004).
46. Book review of "Just Six Numbers" (M. Rees) and "The God Hypothesis" (M. Corey) in Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 24, #3/4, 53 (2004).
47. Comment on “Protecting Life in the Milky Way: Metals Keep the GRBs Away by Stanek et al. (astro-ph/0604440, not submitted to a journal) 2006.
48. 2003-2005 Extensive media coverage of the group’s gamma-ray burst and mass extinction work on Nature.com http://www.nature.com/news/2003/030922/full/030922-7.html New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn4198 An Associated Press release http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/science/2004-01-08-nova- gamma-death_x.htm and a separate NASA press release http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2005/gammaray_extinction.html
49. Fossil Biodiversity: Red plus signal, A.L. Melott and B.S. Lieberman (astro- ph/0606325, not submitted to a journal) 2006.
50. Work on biodiversity fluctuations, cosmic rays, and galactic dynamics: 2006 New Scientist article http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8923--life-waxes-and-wanes-with- bobbing-of-the-solar-system.html extensivecoverageonaNationalGeographicTVshow http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/extinctions/ (about 20 min into video) Continued in 2007: Space.com http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070423_cosmic_evo.html , National Geographic.com http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070420-extinctions.html Supernovae effects, on Space.com http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080108-eta-carinae.html
51. Comment on 'Discreteness Effects in Simulations of Hot/Warm Dark Matter' by J. Wang & S.D.M. White. (arXiv:0709.0745, not submitted to a journal)
52. Comment on 'Discreteness Effects in Lambda Cold Dark Matter Simulations: A Wavelet-Statistical View' by Romeo et al. (arXiv:0804.0589v1, not submitted to a journal)
53. Physics Today, “Varying Cosmic-Ray Flux May Explain Cycles of Biodiversity” by B. Schwarzschild, October 2007, pp. 18-20.
54. A.L. Melott, “The Extinction Oscillator”, SEED 22, 28-30 2009.
55. Book review, “Superstition” by Robert Park, Reports of the National Center for Science Education 30, 59 (2010)
56. Narrative of research "Cosmic Abodes of LIfe" Discover Magazine by Adam Frank, May 2009 issue, pp 49-50
57. 31 May 2010, Science News, account of the cometary impact analysis. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/57790/title/Signs_of_giant_comet_impacts_ found_in_cores See also the “Research Focus” article for the April 2010 issue of Geology. http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/full/38/4/383. Astrobiology Magazine online news item on cosmic ray impact on biosphere http://www.astrobio.net/exclusive/3227/death-rays-from-space Extended radio interview with Premier News Service (660 radio stations) on GRBs/extinctions
58. 13 July 2010, international media coverage on Nemesis paper, started by Wired Science http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/nemesis-no- more/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired% 2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29 , UK’s daily Telegraph, and MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38368075/ns/technology_and_science-space/ 28 news sites worldwide. Nature Physics 7, 277 (2011) account “Written in the Stars” http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v7/n4/full/nphys1974.html?WT.ec_id=NPHYS- 201104
59. “The Earth Dies Screaming: Radiation Threats from Beyond” Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 132(3), 25, March 2012.
60. 2012 coverage: New Scientist, a British magazine, ran a small story related to our ideas on GRBs and mass extinctions. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328465.400-did-star-cluster- death-rays-zap-earth.html Forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2012/10/16/decoding-a-great- earth-die-off-was-a-gamma-ray-burst-really-the-trigger/ Nature News item associated with publication of short note: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/11/mysterious-radiation-spike-could-have-been- solar-super-storm.html
61. 2013 coverage: Nature, January: “It Could Happen One Night”, written by Nicola Jones. Three of the seven destructive phenomenae use primarily our research. Nature 493, 154–156 doi:10.1038/493154a Astronomy Now (UK): “Altitude sickness”, a 2-page article on the Medvedev-Melott galactic oscillation model. Interviews with BBC News and Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Jan 18). See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21082617 and http://www.space.com/19340-tree-ring-mystery-gamma-ray-burst.html April: Our paper in GRL was selected as a Research Highlight by the American Geophysical Union. Also, profiled in the online Science magazine news website: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/scienceshot-solar-blast- suspecte.html?ref=hp Appeared in Weather Channel special “Gamma Ray Burst”, part of a series of hourlong programs Forecasting the End. Series repeated with large audience share. Interview with Japanese national public TV NHK and appearance in their hour-long TV special “Cosmic Front—the Mystery of 775 AD”. Major article “Solar Superflares—a new danger from the Sun” in the August 13 issue of New Scientist (UK). One of three researchers (US; Finland; Israel) interviewed for the article.
62. arXiv:1401.7276 Comment on: ''Mysterious abrupt carbon-14 increase in coral contributed by a comet'' Yi Liu et al.
63. “Could a giant sunburst unplug Earth?” KC Star, Feb 15, 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/15/4826370/could-a-giant-sunburst-unplug.html
64. arXiv:1406.5141 Comment on: 'Observation of 23 Supernovae that exploded < 300 pc from Earth during the past 300 kyr' by R.B. Firestone (authors: A.L. Melott, I. Usoskin, G. Kovaltsov, C. Laird
(I present about ten external department colloquia, five major public lectures, and attend a number of scientific meetings per year, which are not listed unless an invited talk or other major contribution is made)
1. "Formation of Galaxies and Superclusters in a Universe Dominated by Collisionless Elementary Particles", at Early Universe Conference, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Abingdon, England, March 21, 1985.
2. "The Computer in Astrophysics: Will the Real Universe Please Stand Up?", American Physical Society meeting Crystal City, VA, April 24, 1985.
3. "Dark Matter in the Universe: Can We Relate Initial Conditions to Present Observations?", Fourth Marcel Grossman Meeting on Recent Developments in General Relativity, Rome, Italy, June 17, 1985.
4. "Bubbles or Sponges: What is the Topology of the Universe?" Keynote lecture at Mid- America Regional Astrophysics Conference, Kansas City, Mo., April 10, 1987.
5. "The Topology of the Universe", Astrophysics Division, American Physical Society, Washington, D.C., April 22, 1987. Probably the first time an audience of physicists wore 3D glasses.
6. "Topology of the Universe", American Mathematical Society, 845th meeting, Lawrence, Kansas, Oct. 18, 1988.
7. "Gravitational Instability with High Resolution", to Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences, Aug. 15, 1989.
8. Chair, session on Galaxy Clustering, workshop on "Statistical Techniques in Astronomy", Pennsylvania State University, August 10, 1991.
9. "Structure Formation in a Universe Dominated by Massive Neutrinos", Second UCLA Conference on Gamma Ray and Neutrino Cosmology, February 15, 1992.
10. "Does Large-Scale Structure Demand Exotic Initial Conditions?", conference on Assessment of Dark Matter in the Universe, UCLA, February 16, 1994.
11. "Dynamics of Large-Scale Structure in the Universe", American Astronomical Society, Pittsburgh, June 13, 1995.
12. "Discreteness and Collision Error: the N-Body Skeleton in the Closet", New England Section of the American Physical Society, Bangor, Maine, April 12, 1997.
13 Sesson Chair, "Relativistic Astrophysics", American Astronomical Society, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1998.
14. "The Bull's-Eye Effect as a Probe of Ω0 ", American Physical Society, Columbus, Ohio, April 17, 1998.
15 "The Bull's-Eye Effect as a Probe of Ω0 ", American Association of Physics Teachers, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 6, 1998.
16 "What Happened to Science Education: Kansas and Beyond", American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, February 15, 2001.
17. " Nbody simulations: the Skeleton in the Closet", NASA/Fermilab Workshop on Structure Formation and Dark Matter Halos, May 11, 2001.
18. "Nbody simulations: the Skeleton in the Closet", Santa Fe Workshop on Structure Formation and Dark Matter: Theory vs. Observations, July 17, 2001.
19. American Physical Society, Albuquerque, NM, April 22, 2002, Joseph Burton Forum Award speaker.
20. Cosmo-02, Chicago, September 19, 2002 "Cluster correlations with large-scale structure"
21. American Institute of Physics, March 27, 2003, presentation to Assembly of Member Society Officers "Motivating effective political participation of scientists in local policy issues".
22. Astrobiology Science Conference, NASA-Ames, March 29, 2004, "Did a gamma-ray burst initiate the late Ordovician extinction?"
23. Exobiology PI Symposium, NASA-Ames, August 17, 2005 “Do gamma-ray bursts damage planetary biospheres?”
24. Astrobiology Science Conference, Washington DC, March 29, 2006 “Astrophysical radiation sources and terrestrial biodiversity”, sponsored by NASA.
25. American Astronomical Society, “Atmospheric damage from ionizing radiation”, May 28, 2007, Honolulu.
26. Bioastronomy 2007, “Consequences of astrophysical ionizing radiation events for terrestrial planets”, July 20, 2007, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
27. American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting, August 15, 2010, Laramie, WY. “Cometary Impacts and Atmospheric Chemistry”
28. Smithsonian Institution conference “Life in the Cosmos”, two invited talks, Washington, D.C. Sept 26-27, 2012. “Periodicity in Terrestrial Biodiversity” and “Zapping Charlemagne’s Power Grid—a Solar Superflare?”
29. American Physical Society, April 2013 meeting, in Denver “Intermittent Astrophysical Radiation Sources and Terrestrial Life”
30. Kansas State University, annual endowed Peterson Lecture, April 1, 2014.
31. “Extreme Space Weather”, Boulder, CO June 10, 2014.
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