J. Michael Shull

Professor:Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado
Campus Box 389
Boulder, CO 80309-0389
Office: Duane C-328
Phone: (303) 492-7827
FAX: (303) 492-7178
Email: michael.shull@colorado.edu


B.S. (Physics) 1972 California Institute of Technology
M.A. (Physics) 1973 Princeton University
Ph.D. (Physics) 1976 Princeton University


Professor: Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado (1989-present)
Department Chair APS (1998-2004) and Astrophysics Division Head (1992-1994)
Faculty Associate to Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1995-1997)
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences (1988-1990)
Associate Professor (Astrophysics), University of Colorado (1983-1989)
Assistant Professor (Astrophysics), University of Colorado (1979-1983)
Research Associate - JILA, University of Colorado (1977-1979)
Research Astronomer, Astronomy Dept., University of California, Berkeley (1976-1977)

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical Astrophysics (Cosmology, Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium)
  • Supernovae, Supernova Remnants, Active Galaxies, Quasars, Physical Cosmology)
  • Ultraviolet, Infrared, and X-Ray Space Astronomy

Professional and Academic Awards:

  • Arts & Sciences College Professor of Distinction (2008)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005)
  • University of Colorado: CRCW Distinguished Research Award (2001)
  • University of Colorado: Faculty Research Award (1996)
  • University of Colorado: President's Teaching Scholar (1994)
  • University of Colorado: Faculty Teaching Award (1986)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1972-1975)

Professional Activities:

  • Astro2010 Decadal Survey (Science Frontier Panel Chair: Galactic Neighborhood)
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS) and International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • AURA Board of Directors (2002-2008), AURA Board Chair (2005-08)
  • CU Member Representative, AURA and ARC (2000-2014)
  • Chair, ARC Board (2009-2010) Apache Point Observatory and Sloan Survey
  • Member, Caltech Advisory Committee (Spitzer Space Observatory) 2008-2012)
  • Space Telescope Institute Council (STIC) (1998-2003), Chair (2002-03)
  • NASA - Science Team, Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Satellite
  • NASA - Science Team, Hubble Space Telescope "Cosmic Origins Spectrograph"
  • NASA - Member of Strategic Roadmap Team (Universe Division)
  • NASA - Facility Science Team, Constellation-X Mission
  • Co-Chair, Science Organizing Committee, Tetons Conferences on ISM of Galaxies
  • Co-Chair, Science Organizing Committee, Astrophysical Origins Conference
  • Chair, Local Organizing Committee, AAS Meeting (June 2004, Denver)