1994-Present: Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1990-1994: Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1986-1990: Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1983-1986: Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
1984: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara
1983: IAU Visiting Astronomer, Oxford University
1983: IREX Fellow, Moscow State University
1982: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
1981: Ph.D., Physics, University of Texas
2007 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2003: Outstanding Educator Award, Pi Delta Kappa Education Fraternity
2002: Distinguished Alumni Achievment Award, Bethany College
2002: Joseph A.Burton Forum Award, American Physical Society
2001: Steeples Award for Service to the Citizens of Kansas, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
1996:Fellow of the American Physical Society
Member: American Physical Society, American Astronomical Society, Royal Astronomical Society (U.K.) and The Paleontological Society.
Astrobiophysics; Computational Physical Cosmology
1. 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
2. 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).
3. 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, 1-4. 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.)
4. Causes of an AD 774-775 14C increase. (A.L. Melott and B.C. Thomas) Nature, 491, E1. DOI 10.1038/nature11695 (2012).
5. 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)
6. 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)
7. A ubiquitous ~62 Myr periodic fluctuation superimposed on general trends in fossil biodiversity: II, Evolutionary dynamics associated with periodic fluctuation in marine diversity. (Adiran L.Melott and Richard K. Bambach) Paleobiology 37, 383-408 (2011)
8. Astrophysical Ionizing Radiation and the Earth: A Brief Review and Consus of Intermittent Intense Sources (Adrian L.Melott and Brian C. Thomas) Astrobiology 11, 343-361 (2011) doi: 10.1089/ast.2010.0603. Also, cover image for the issue.
9. 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
10. The Topology of Large Scale Structure in the Universe (A.L.Melott) Physics Reports 193, 1 (1990)
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