About the Toomre Group

Toomre received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in aeronautics and astronautics in 1963, and then went to England as a Marshall Scholar to receive a Ph.D. from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in applied mathematics and theoretical physics in 1967. He joined the New York University mathematics faculty in 1969, and then in 1972 came to the University of Colorado as an associate professor. Since 1975 Toomre has been a professor of astrophysics in APS (Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) and a fellow of JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics), University of Colorado, Boulder.

Research Areas

Recent Publications

A Unifying Model of Mixed Inertial Modes in the Sun
R. Jain, Hindman, B., and Blume, C., The Astrophysical Journal Letters 965, L8 (2024).
Solar Tachocline Confinement by the Nonaxisymmetric Modes of a Dynamo Magnetic Field
L. I. Matilsky, Brummell, N. H., Hindman, B., and Toomre, J., The Astrophysical Journal 962, 189 (2024).
Effects of Full-sphere Convection on M-dwarf Dynamo Action, Flux Emergence, and Spin-down
C. Bice and Toomre, J., The Astrophysical Journal 951, 79 (2023).

JILA Address

We are located at JILA: A joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Map | JILA Phone: 303-492-7789 | Address: 440 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309