Sumner Starrfield

Regents' Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Starrfield is a computational astrophysicist and an ASU Regents' Professor of Astrophysics who has been doing studies of stellar explosions (novae, recurrent novae, X-ray bursts, and Supernova Ia progenitors) for more than 30 years using a Lagrangian, hydrodynamic, fully implicit, stellar evolution computer code that incorporates a large nuclear reaction network. Starrfield has also observed with ground based optical and infrared telescopes and space based telescopes at all available wavelength regimes (Compton, Integral, Rosat, SWIFT, XMM, CHANDRA, HST, FUSE, IUE, Spitzer). He is a member of the Science teams for both the Advanced Compton Telescope (PI Steve Boggs) and the Destiny concept study (Tod Lauer PI) and on the Users Committee of the  INTEGRAL satellite.

 

Education

Ph.D. University of California,  Los Angeles

M.S.  University of California, Los Angeles

B.A.    University of California, Berkeley

Publications

  • Ness, J.-U.; Starrfield, S. "The X-ray Spectra of the Shock Systems in RS Oph". he Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: A Tribute to Kam-Ching Leung ASP Conference Series, Vol. 404, proceedings of the conference held 5-9 May, 2008, at Merlin Beach Hotel, Phuket, Thailand. Edited by B. Soonthornthum, S. Komonjinda, K.S. Cheng, and K.C. Leung San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2009).
  • See attached CV --There are 15 non-refereed publications in my cv. See attached cv. various (2008).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Iliadis, C, Hix, W, Timmes, F, Sparks, W. The Effects of Changes in Reaction Rates on Simulations of Nova Explosions. (2007).
  • A Evans, J Osborne, K Page, M Bode, M Darnley, M Goad, N Gehrels, P Jean, S Eyres, T O'Brien, Sumner Starrfield, A Beardmore, F Senziani, G Novara, G Schwarz, G Skinner, J Krautter, J Ness, J Drake. Swift Observations of the 2006 Outburst of the Recurrent Nova RS Ophiuchi. I. Early X-Ray Emission from the Shocked Ejecta and Red Giant Wind. The Astrophysical Journal (2006).
  • A Evans, V Tyne, Sumner Starrfield, J Krautter, R Wagner. The Spitzer IRS view of V4334 Sgr (Sakurai's Object). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2006).
  • D Lynch, J Lyke, S Bus, M Sitko, T Harrison, S Fisher, S Eyres, A Evans, S Shore, Sumner Starrfield, M Bode, C Woodward, M Greenhouse, P Hauschildt, J Truran, R Williams, R Perry, R Zamanov, T O'Brien, T Geballe, R Russell, R Rudy, C Venturini, G Schwarz, R Gehrz, N Smith. The Early Infrared Spectral Development of V1187 Scorpii (Nova Scorpii 2004 #2). Astrophysical Journal (2006).
  • E Leibowitz, M Orio, R Gonzalez-Riestra, Y Lipkin, J Ness, Sumner Starrfield, M Still, E Tepedelenlioglu. Variability and Multi-Periodic Oscillations in the X-Ray Light Curve of the Classical Nova V4743 Sgr. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2006).
  • A Petz, P Hauschildt, J-U Ness, Sumner Starrfield. Modeling CHANDRA Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer Observations of Classical Novae with PHOENIX I. V4743 Sgr. Astronomy and Astrophysics (2005).
  • A Petz, P Hauschildt, J-U Ness, Sumner Starrfield. Modeling CHANDRA low energy transmission grating spectrometer observations of classical novae with PHOENIX. I. V4743 Sagittarii. Astronomy and Astrophysics (2005).
  • J-U Ness, Sumner Starrfield, C Jordan, J Krautter, J Schmitt. An X-ray Emission-Line Spectrum of Nova V382 Velorum 1999. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society (2005).
  • K Vanlandingham, G Schwarz, S Shore, Sumner Starrfield, R Wagner. New Elemental Abundances for V1974 Cygni. Astrophysical Journal (2005).
  • M Orio, E Tepedelenlioglu, Sumner Starrfield, C Woodward, M Della Valle. Chandra Observations of the Recurrent Nova IM Nor. Astrophysical Journal (2005).
  • U Munari, A Siviero, Sumner Starrfield, T Tomov, S Villanova, T Zwitter, R Wagner, A Henden, A Vellenari, H Bond, R Corradi, L Crause, S Desidera, E Giro, P Marrese. On the Distance, Reddening, and Progenitor of V838 Mon. Astronomy and Astrophysics (2005).
  • Petz, A, Hauschildt, P, Ness, J, Starrfield, Sumner. Modeling CHANDRA Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer Observations of Classical Novae with PHOENIX. (2005).
  • Petz, A, Hauschildt, P, Ness, J-U, Starrfield, Sumner. Modeling CHANDRA Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer Observations of Classical Novae with PHOENIX. Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2005).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. The 2002 Outburst of V838 Mon: As cool as it gets, SP560. ESA Publications (2005).
  • G Schwarz, T Barman, N Silvestri, P Szkody, Sumner Starrfield, K Vanlandingham, R Wagner. Quiescent Observations of the WZ Sge type Dwarf Nova PQ Andromedae. Pub. Ast. Soc. Pacific (2004).
  • M Smith, J Blackmon, A Mezzacappa, W Hix, S Parete-Koon, L Dessieux, Z Ma, Sumner Starrfield, D Bardayan, M Guidry, D Smith. Element synthesis calculations for stellar explosions: robust uncertainties, sensitivities, and radioactive ion beam measurements. Nuclear Physics A (2004).
  • P Godon, E Sion, F Cheng, B Gaensicke, S Howell, C Knigge, W Sparks, Sumner Starrfield. Modeling the Heating and Cooling of WZ Sagittae following the July 2001 Outburst. Astrophysical Journal (2004).
  • R Wagner, G Schmidt, P Smith, Sumner Starrfield, S Klose, J Tichá, M Tichý, J Gorosabel, R Hudec, V Simon, F Vrba, A Henden, B Canzian, C Luginbuhl, A Filippenko, R Chornock, W Li, A Coil. The Discovery and Evolution of an Unusual Luminous Blue Variable Star in NGC 3432 (SN 2000ch). Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2004).
  • Sumner Starrfield, F Timmes, W Hix, E Sion, W Sparks, S Dwyer. Surface Hydrogen-burning Modeling of Supersoft X-Ray Binaries: Are They Type Ia Supernova Progenitors?. ApJ Letters (2004).
  • Bond, H, Henden, A, Levay, Z, Panagia, N, Sparks, W, Starrfield, Sumner, Wagner, R, Corradi, R, Munari, U. Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Light Echoes around V838 Monocerotis. Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2004).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Sion, E, Szkody, P. Rotation and Cataclysmic Variables. (2004).
  • A Evans, J Lyke, T Hayward, S Eyres, M Greenhouse, R Hjellming, R Wagner, D Pequignot, R Gehrz, T Geballe, C Woodward, A Salama, R Sanchez, Sumner Starrfield, J Krautter, M Barlow. Infrared Space Observatory and Ground-Based Infrared Observations of the Classical Nova V723 Cassiopeiae. Astronomical Journal (2003).
  • Edward Sion, Christian Knigge, Warren Sparks, Boris Gänsicke, Knox Long, Paula Szkody, Fu-Hua Cheng, Steve Howell, Patrick Godon, William Welsh, Sumner Starrfield. Hubble Space Telescope Spectroscopy of the Unexpected 2001 July Outburst of the Dwarf Nova WZ Sagittae. Astrophysical Journal (2003).
  • Elizabeth Moyer, Edward Sion, Paula Szkody, Boris Gänsicke, Steve Howell, Sumner Starrfield. Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Old Nova DI Lacertae. Astronomical Journal (2003).
  • G Schwarz, R Wagner, Sumner Starrfield, P Szkody. Nova in M33. International Astronomical Union Circulars (2003).
  • Howard Bond, Arne Henden, Zoltan Levay, Nino Panagia, William Sparks, Sumner Starrfield, R Wagner, R Corradi, U Munari. An energetic stellar outburst accompanied by circumstellar light echoes. NATURE (2003).
  • J-U Ness, M Orio, M Hernanz, R Gehrz, C Woodward, Y Butt, K Mukai, S Balman, J Truran, Sumner Starrfield, V Burwitz, R Wichmann, P Hauschildt, J Drake, R Wagner, H Bond, J Krautter. A Chandra Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer Observation of V4743 Sagittarii: A Supersoft X-Ray Source and a Violently Variable Light Curve. Astrophysical Journal Letters (2003).
  • James Lyke, R González-Riestra, Matthew Greenhouse, R Hjellming, Terry Jones, Joachim Krautter, H Ögelman, R Wagner, S Lumsden, R Williams, X Koenig, M Barlow, R Gehrz, Charles Woodward, Sumner Starrfield, D Péquignot, A Evans, A Salama. Abundance Anomalies in CP Crucis (Nova Crux 1996). Astronomical Journal (2003).
  • Jeremy Drake, A Evans, M Orio, P Hauschildt, M Hernanz, K Mukai, J Truran, R Wagner, Sumner Starrfield, Yousaf Butt, Joachim Krautter, H Bond, M Della Valle, R Gehrz, Charles Woodward. The Extraordinary X-ray Light Curve of the Classical Nova V1494 Aquilae (1999 No. 2) in Outburst: The Discovery of Pulsations and a ''Burst''. Astrophysical Journal (2003).
  • M Orio, E Leibowitz, P Rodriguez, V Burwitz, R Gonzalez-Riestra, Y Lipkin, J Ness, Sumner Starrfield, M Still. V4743 Sagittarii. International Astronomical Union Circulars (2003).
  • M Orio, Sumner Starrfield, E Tepedenglegliolu. CHANDRA Observations of V838 Mon. International Astronomical Union Circulars (2003).
  • R Wagner, G Schwarz, Sumner Starrfield, U Munari, E Giro, A Siviero, A Henden, P Szkody, H Bond. V838 Monocerotis. International Astronomical Union Circulars (2003).
  • R Wagner, T Kato, Sumner Starrfield, J Rohrbach, H Bond, A Karam, B Monard, G Bolt, R Ishioka, M Uemura. V4743 Sgr, Optical Observations. International Astronomical Union Circulars (2003).
  • S Parete-Koon, W Hix, M Smith, Sumner Starrfield, D Bardayan, M Guidry, A Mezzacappa. A New 17F(p, ?)18Ne Reaction Rate and Its Implications for Nova Nucleosynthesis. Astrophysical Journal (2003).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Are Cataclysmic Variables the Progenitors of SN Ia?. Springer-Verlag (2003).
  • C Iliadis, A Champagne, J Jose, Sumner Starrfield, P Tupper. The Effects of Thermonuclear Reaction Rate Variations on Nova Nucleosynthesis. ApJS (2002).
  • C Zurita, G Schwarz, Sumner Starrfield, J Casares, T Shahbaz, R Wagner, C Foltz, P Rodríguez-Gil, R Hynes, P Charles, E Ryan. Detection of superhumps in XTE J1118+480 approaching quiescence. MNRAS (2002).
  • J Krautter, J Truran, M Greenhouse, C Woodward, M Schuster, R Gehrz, T Jones, K Belle, A Evans, S Leyers, Sumner Starrfield. Hubble Space Telescope NICMOS Observations of Classical Nova Shells. AJ (2002).
  • Burwitz, V, Starrfield, Sumner, Krautter, J, Ness, J-W. CHANDRA ACIS-I and LETGS X-ray Observations of Nova 1999 (V382 Vel). AIP proceedings (2002).
  • Hernanz, Margarita, Jean, Pierre, José, Jordi, Coc, Alain, Starrfield, Sumner, Truran, Jim, Isern, Jordi, Sala, Glò, Ria, Giménez. Future INTEGRAL Observations of Classical Novae. (2002).
  • Iliadis, Christian, Champagne, Art, José, Jordi, Starrfield, Sumner, Tupper, Paul. The Effects of Thermonuclear Reaction Rate Variations on Nova Nucleosynthesis. (2002).
  • Rauch, Thomas, Hauschildt, Peter, Asplund, Martin, Gredel, Roland, Käufl, Hans-Ulrich, Kerber, Florian, Rosa, Michael, Starrfield, Sumner, Wagner, RMark, Williams, Robert. V838 Monocerotis - a Newly Discovered, Very Peculiar, Slow Nova-Like Object. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2002).
  • Smith, Michael, Hix, W, Parete-Koon, S, Dessieux, L, Guidry, M, Bardayan, D, Starrfield, Sumner, Smith, D, Mezzacappa, A. Nova Nucleosynthesis Calculations: Robust Uncertainties, Sensitivities, and Radioactive Ion Beam Measurements. (2002).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Studies of Novae in the 20th Century. (2002).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Summary of the Meeting. (2002).
  • Vanlandingham, Karen, Starrfield, Sumner, Shore, Steve, Wagner, R. Elemental Abundance Analysis of Nova Cygni 1992. (2002).
  • A Evans, J Krautter, L Vanzi, Sumner Starrfield. Infrared Spectroscopy of the 1999 Outburst of U Sco. A&A (2001).
  • C Iliadis, J D'Auria, Sumner Starrfield, W Thompson, M Wiescher. Proton-induced Thermonuclear Reaction Rates for A=20 - 40. APJ Supp (2001).
  • C Short, P Hauschildt, Sumner Starrfield, E Baron. Non-LTE Modeling of Nova Cygni 1992. APJ (2001).
  • E Ryan, R Wagner, Sumner Starrfield. New Optical Constraints on the Presence of a Compact Central Object in Cassiopeia A. APJ (2001).
  • G Schwarz, S Shore, Sumner Starrfield, P Hauschildt, M Della Valle, E Baron. Multiwavelength Analyses of the Extraordinary Nova LMC 1991. MNRAS (2001).
  • J Lyke, R Gehrz, C Woodward, Sumner Starrfield. Determination of Ionic Abundances from Optical and Infrared Observations of V1425 Aql (Nova Aql 1995). AJ (2001).
  • K Vanlandingham, G Schwarz, S Shore, Sumner Starrfield. Nuclear Turnoff Times for ONeMg Novae Determined Using Ultraviolet Spectral. AJ (2001).
  • M Orio, A Parmar, A Amati, F Frontera, J Greiner, T Mineo, H Ogelman, Sumner Starrfield, E Trussoni. The X-ray emission from Nova V382 Velorum - I. The hard component observed with BeppoSAX. MNRAS (2001).
  • M Orio, A Parmar, A Amati, F Frontera, J Greiner, T Mineo, H Ogelman, Sumner Starrfield, E Trussoni. The X-ray Emission fromNova V382 Velorum II The Super-Soft Component Observed with Beppo- Sax. MNRAS (2001).
  • R Wagner, C Foltz, T Shahbaz, J Casares, P Charles, Sumner Starrfield, P Hewett. The Halo Black Hole X-Ray Transient XTE J1118+480. APJ (2001).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Stellar Explosions inside and Outside the Galaxy. (2001).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Iliadis, C, Truran, J, Wiescher, M, Sparks, W. Nuclear Reaction Rates and the Nova Outburst. Elsevier (2001).
  • Starrfield, Sumner Grosby. The Nova Outburst. Encyclopedia of Physics (2000).
  • Starrfield, Sumner Grosby. The Outburst of Nova V1974 Cygni 1972. The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2000).
  • Hix, W, Smith, M, Mezzacappa, A, Starrfield, Sumner, Smith, D. The Impact of Nuclear Reaction Rate Uncertainties on Evolutionary Studies of the Nova Outburst. AIP Publications (2000).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Schwarz, G, Truran, J, Sparks, W. The Effects of Metallicity on Simulations of the Nova Outburst. AIP Publications (2000).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Truran, J, Sparks, W. The Nova Outburst: Thermonuclear Runaways on Degenerate Dwarfs. (2000).

Research Activity

  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Timmes,Francis. Assessing the Effects of New Reaction Rates and Convection Theory on Studies of Supernova Progenitors. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(8/10/2015 - 8/9/2018).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Late Nebular Stage High Resolution UV Spectroscopy of Classical Galactic Novae: A Benchmark Panchromatic Archive for Nova Evolution. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(4/1/2015 - 3/31/2018).
  • Windhorst,Rogier A*, Hedgpeth,Terri M, Starrfield,Sumner Grosby. 3D-IMAGINE: 3D-IMage Arrays to Graphically Implement New Education Astronomy 100 classes for Blind Students. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(3/1/2014 - 2/29/2016).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Emission line imaging of the bipolar shell in the Helium Nova V445 Puppis. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(5/1/2013 - 2/28/2018).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Unique Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis: The Decline and Transition to Quiescence. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(1/1/2013 - 12/31/2015).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes around V838 Monocerotis. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(9/1/2012 - 8/31/2015).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Timmes,Francis. Collaborative Research: Turbulence and Dynamics of Stars. NSF-MPS(9/15/2011 - 8/31/2016).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes around V838 Monocerotis. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(4/1/2011 - 3/31/2014).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Extended X-ray Emission from the Shell of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(2/2/2011 - 2/1/2013).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Timmes,Francis. CR: Stellar Models with Monte Carlo Reactions Rates. NSF-MPS-AST(10/1/2010 - 9/30/2014).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes around V838 Monocerotis. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(10/1/2009 - 9/30/2012).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes around V838 Monocerotis: Cycle 16DD (GO-11968). SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(5/1/2009 - 4/30/2013).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Multiwavelength studies of Two Bright Novae in Outburst. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(12/1/2008 - 11/30/2010).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Dust, Abundances, and the Evolution of Novae. JPL(7/14/2008 - 9/30/2011).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Timmes,Francis. NRA/Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences - 2007. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(1/30/2008 - 1/29/2012).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Non-LTE Stellar Atmosphere Analyses of Super Soft X-ray Binary Sources. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(1/1/2008 - 1/31/2011).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. V838 Mon: A Search for X-rays from a Possible Stellar Merger. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(12/13/2007 - 12/12/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Light Echos around V838 Monocerotis (Cycle 16GO-11217). SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. A Grating Spectrum of a Bright Nova in Outburst. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(8/27/2007 - 9/30/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Collaborative Research Multidemensional hydrodynamic studies of convection and mixing in stars, novae, and supernovae. NSF-MPS-AST(8/1/2007 - 7/31/2011).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Spitzer Observations of the post-eruption of novae. JPL(7/19/2007 - 9/30/2010).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Spitzer Observations of the Stellar End-Game. JPL(7/19/2007 - 9/30/2010).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. ToO IRS Observations of Novae. JPL(2/22/2007 - 9/30/2009).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The 2006 Outburst of RS Ophiuchi: Swift Observations of a Recurrent Symbiotic Nova. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(2/22/2007 - 2/21/2010).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The 2006 Outburst of RS Oph: A rapidly evolving SNR Analogue with Jets. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(1/1/2007 - 12/31/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Trigonometric Calibration of the Distance Scale for Classical Novae. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(12/1/2006 - 7/31/2011).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes Around V838 Monocerotis. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(12/1/2006 - 11/30/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae. LANL(10/1/2006 - 9/30/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. RS Oph: Exploring the Site of a Recurrent Symbiotic Nova Explosion. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(9/5/2006 - 2/22/2009).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Spitzer Observations of Adolescent Novae. JPL(8/23/2006 - 9/30/2009).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Recent Classical Novae. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Chandra Observations of RS Oph: A Recurrent Symbiotic Nova in Outburst. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(2/27/2006 - 6/26/2008).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. The Light Echoes Around V838 Monocerotis: MHD in 3 Dimensions, Circumstellar Mapping, and Dust Physics. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(11/1/2005 - 10/31/2007).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*, Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. High-Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy of Classical Novae and Super Soft X-Ray Binaries. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(8/1/2005 - 2/28/2009).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. In the BAG: Spitzer Observations of the "Born-Again" Phenomenon. JPL(11/11/2004 - 7/30/2007).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. ToO Observations of Galactic and Magellanic Cloud Classical Novae. JPL(11/11/2004 - 7/30/2007).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. Multiwavelength Target of Opportunity Observations of One Bright Nova in Outburst. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(10/28/2004 - 10/27/2005).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. THE RESPONSE OF THE WHITE DWARF IN WZ SGE TO THE UNEXPECTED JULY 2001 SUPEROUTBURST. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(12/1/2002 - 11/30/2005).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY OBSERVATIONS OF A BRIGHT NOVA IN OUTBURST. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(11/13/2002 - 12/31/2004).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL STUDIES OF THE NOVA OUTBURST AND RELATED OBJECTS. NSF-MPS(8/1/2002 - 7/31/2006).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. HST IMAGING POLARIMETRY OF THE LIGHT ECHO AROUND V838 MONOCEROTIS. PARTS I AND II. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(8/1/2002 - 7/31/2004).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY OBSERVATIONS OF A BRIGHT NOVA IN OUTBURST. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(5/31/2002 - 5/30/2004).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF V1494 AQL IN OUTBURST. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(12/5/2001 - 9/4/2004).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. STIS OBSERVATIONS OF A MAGELLANIC CLOUD NOVA IN OUTBURST. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(10/1/2000 - 9/30/2002).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. FUSE OBSERVATIONS OF GALACTIC AND LMC NOVAE IN OUTBURST. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(4/15/2000 - 4/14/2002).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIDIMENSIONAL STUDIES OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THERMONUCLEAR RUNAWAYS ON ACCRETING WHITE DWARFS. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(3/15/2000 - 3/14/2004).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. STIS UV SPECTROSCOPY OF THE BRIGHT GALACTIC NOVA VELORUM 1999. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(3/1/2000 - 2/28/2002).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH TOO OBSERVATIONS OF BRIGHT NOVAE IN OUTBURST. SMITHSONIAN-ASTRO OBS(1/21/2000 - 1/20/2002).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. THEORETICAL AND OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF NOVAE TO GALACTIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION. NSF-MPS(6/15/1999 - 5/31/2003).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. ATMOSPHERIC AND NEBULAR ANALYSIS OF GALACTIC AND LMC CARBON-OXYGEN NOVAE. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(3/1/1999 - 2/28/2002).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. NICMOS STUDY OF NOVA SHELLS. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(4/1/1998 - 3/31/2000).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. SYSTEMATIC DETERMINATIONS OF ELMENTAL ABUNDANCES FOR GALACTIC & LMC NOVAE. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(1/1/1998 - 12/31/2001).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. STUDIES OF CLASSICAL NOVAE: CONFRONTATION OF THEORY WITH OBSERVATIONS. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(9/15/1997 - 9/14/1999).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. GHRS SPATIALLY RESOLVED SPECTRA OF NOVA CYGNI 1992. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(11/1/1995 - 4/30/1997).
  • Hauschildt,Peter Hasche*, Starrfield,Sumner Grosby. MULTIWAVELENGTH MODELING OF NOVA ATMOSPHERES. NASA(5/1/1995 - 8/31/1996).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. THEORETICAL & OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES OF THE NOVA OUTBURST. NSF-MPS(2/1/1995 - 1/31/1999).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. HIGH RESOLUTION ULTRA VIOLET SPECTROSCOPY OF NOVA CYGNI 1992. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(10/1/1993 - 9/30/1995).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. GHRS OBSERVATIONS OF NOVAE IN OUTBURST IN MAGELLANIC CLOUD. SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INST(2/1/1993 - 1/31/1995).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. CAUSE & EVOLUTION OF THE NOVA OUTBURST. NSF-MPS(3/1/1992 - 8/31/1995).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MULTIWAVELENGTH SPECTRAL SYNTHESES OF NOVA ATMOSPHERE. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(10/1/1991 - 9/30/1995).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. 22Na DECAY GAMMA RAYS FORM CLASSICAL NOVAE. UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN(5/15/1991 - 5/14/1993).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. MODEL ATMOS. ANAL. OF ULTRAVIO. SPECTRA OF NOVAE IN OUTBURST. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(5/1/1991 - 4/30/1997).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. THEOR. PRED. OF MULTI-FREQ EMISSION FROM NOVAE IN OUTBURST. UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN(1/1/1991 - 12/31/1994).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY OBSERVATIONS OF GALACTIC NOVAE IN OUTB. NASA(6/15/1990 - 6/14/1991).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. STUDIES OF THE NOVA OUTBURST AND PULSATING STAR. NSF(4/15/1989 - 3/31/1993).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. A HYDRODYNAMIC STUDY OF NOVA V1500 CYGNI 1975,JETS WHITE DWA. LANL(11/1/1988 - 10/31/1989).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. THEORETICAL STD OF THE NOVA OUTBURST & PULSATING EVOL STARS. NSF(3/1/1986 - 11/3/1989).
  • Starrfield,Sumner Grosby*. LATE STAGES IN THE OUTBURST OF CLASSICAL NOVAE. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR(10/1/1984 - 1/31/1995).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
SES 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 599 Thesis
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 112 Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AST 421 Astrophysics I
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AST 421 Astrophysics I
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy

Presentations

  • Starrfield, Sumner. The Outburst of V838 Mon: As cool as it gets. Proceedings of Cool Stars 13, Hamburg, Ed. J. Schmitt \& P. Hauschildt (Jul 2004).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Timmes, F, Hix, W, Sion, E, Sparks, W, Dwyer, S. Further Studies of Accretion onto Hot, Massive, White Dwarfs: The Growth to the Chandrasekhar Limit. American Astronomical Society Meeting (May 2004).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Supernova Ia Conference in Garching (Aug 2002).
  • Starrfield, Sumner, Drake, J, Wagner, R, Butt, Y, Krautter, J, Bond, H, Della Valle, M, Gehrz, R, Woodward, C, Evans, A, Orio, M, Hauschildt, P, Hernanz, M, Mukai, K, Truran, J. The Extraordinary X-ray Light Curve of Classical Nova V1494 Aql in Outburst: The Discovery of Pulsations and a Burst. A Conference Celebrating Two Years of Chandra (Sep 2001).
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Stellar Rotation
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Workshop on Nuclear Physics at the Limit of Stability
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Nuclear Physics and the Nova Outburst. Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics at the Limit of Stability, Fall meeting APS, DNP
  • Starrfield, Sumner. 3-D Signatures in Stellar Explosions
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Origin and Evolution of the Elements
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Accretion onto Neutron Stars in the Presence of Diffusion. Neutron Stars on Fire
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Nucleosynthesis in the Nova Outburst. Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Stellar Explosions from a Nova Point of View. Fall Meeting Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Starrfield, Sumner. A Workshop on Type 1a Supernovae and Cosmology
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Cool Stars 13
  • Vanlandingham, K, Schwarz, G, Shore, S, Starrfield, Sumner, Wagner, R. New Elemental Abundances for Nova Cygni 1992. American Astronomical Society Meeting
  • Woodward, C, Ruch, G, Gehrz, R, Humphreys, R, Polomski, E, Wagner, R, Barlow, M, Bode, M, Eyres, S, Evans, A, Geballe, T, Greenhouse, M, Hauschildt, P, Krautter, J, Liller, W, Lyke, J, Rudy, R, Salama, A, Schwarz, G, Shore, S, Starrfield, Sumner, Strutskie, M, Truran, J, Williams, R. Spitzer Space Telescope and Coordinated Optical Spectrophotometry of V1187 Scorpii (Nova Scorpii 2004 #2). American AStronomical Society Meeting
  • Wagner, R, Steinfadt, J, Bond, H, Hooper, E, Karam, A, Rohrbach, J, Schwarz, G, Starrfield, Sumner. Photometry and Spectroscopy of the Classical Nova V4743 Sgr 2002 in Outburst and Decline. American Astronomical Society Meeting
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Classical Nova Explosions
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Fourth Tetons Conference on Stars, Galaxies, and the ISM: Jackson Hole
  • Starrfield, Sumner. HEAD Conference
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Nuclei in the Cosmos 2000
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Second ASCI Conference on Astrophysical Flashes
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Recent Studies of the Nova Outburst. Second Chicago Conference on Astrophysical Flashes
  • Kuulkers, E, Starrfield, Sumner. The 2001 Outburst of WZ Sge.
  • Starrfield, Sumner. Two Years of Chandra

Service

  • Colloquium Committee, Ad-hoc Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Tours Conference on Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, SESSION CHAIR (2006 - 2006)
  • Science Committee, Destiny Mission, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Computer Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • FUSE Users Committee, Member (2001 - 2006)
  • Integral Satellite, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Various Tasks associated with the formation of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Budget and Policy Committee, Faculty Member (2004 - 2006)
  • American Astronomical Society; Search Committee for Astrophysical Journal Editor, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Research Awards, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Far Ultraviolet Spectrographic Observer; Oversight Committee, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Time Allocation, Suzaku Satellite, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Colloquium Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Astrophysical Journal; Astronomical Journal; Astrophysical Journal Letters; Bulletin AAS, Chairman Publications Board (2002 - 2005)
  • American Astronomical Society; Council, Council Member (2002 - 2005)
  • Astronomer Search, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • American Astronomical Society: Atlanta, SESSION CHAIR (2004 - 2004)
  • Recognition Committee, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Referee (2004)
  • Archival Data Proposal Review -- NASA, Panel Member, Prinicipal Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • CHANDRA Satellite, Proposal Review, Panel member about 60 proposals (2004 - 2004)
  • National Science Foundation; Proposal Review Committee, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Graduate Program Committee, Ex-officio (2001 - 2003)
  • Astrophysical Journal, Referee (2003)
  • Astrophysical Journal Letters, Referee (2003)
  • Graduate Recruitment Tiger Team, Associate (2003)
  • Integral Satellite Users Committee, Member (2003)
  • NATURE, Referee (2003)
  • Research Awards, Member (2003)
  • Royal Astronomical Society; Monthly Notices, Referee (2003)
  • Science Committee, Advanced Compton Telescope, Member (2003)
  • Committee on Committees, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • CHANDRA Review, Panel member (2001 - 2001)
  • Computational Physics search, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • FUSE Review, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • CHANDRA Review, Chair (2000 - 2000)
  • Personnel committee, Member (1999 - 2000)