People sections


Quick links

E-mail and search functions

Brian David Fields

Chair, Professor of Astronomy
Professor of Physics

Contact Information:

Specializations

  • Cosmology, Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics. Nucleosynthesis. Dark matter. Cosmic-ray, gamma-ray, and neutrino astrophysics. Supernovae, particularly near-earth explosions and at cosmic distances. Astrobiology.

Education

  • PhD in Physics. U. of Chicago 1994.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Fields, Brian D. "The Primordial Lithium Problem." Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science 61.1 (2011): 47 to 68.
  • Fields, Brian D., Vasiliki Pavlidou, and Tijana Prodanovic. "Cosmic Gamma-ray Background from Star-forming Galaxies." Astrophysical Journal Letters 722 (2010): 199.
  • Lien, Amy, Brian D. Fields, and John F. Beacom. "Synoptic sky surveys and the diffuse supernova neutrino background: Removing astrophysical uncertainties and revealing invisible supernovae." Physical Review D 81 (2010): 083001.
  • Cyburt, Richard H., John Ellis, Brian D. Fields, Feng Luo, Keith A. Olive, and Vasilis Spanos. "Nucleosynthesis constraints on a massive gravitino in neutralino dark matter scenarios." Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 10 (2009): 021.
  • Fields, Brian D., Themis Athanassiadou, and Scott R. Johnson. "Supernova Collisions with the Heliosphere." Astrophysical Journal 678 (2008): 549.