Dr. Peter O. Shull

Dr. Peter O. Shull

Associate Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Rice University, 1982

150 Physical Sciences

Lab: 047 Physical Sciences

Links: The H.S. Mendenhall Observatory


Ph.D., Astrophysics, Rice University
M.S., Space Physics, Rice University
A.B., Astrophysics, Princeton University



Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg


Research Interests

Observational: Structure and kinematics of supernova remnants; exoplanets; near-Earth asteroids
Theoretical: Evolution of supernova remnants; structure of protoplanetary disks


Teaching Experience

Graduate and undergraduate astronomy and physics
Former director, Advanced Placement Physics by Satellite
Former director, Physics Institutes, NSF Teacher Enhancement Program
Former director, Summer astronomy programs for high school students


Professional Honors

Noble Foundation Research Fellow
Amoco Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award
Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
International Astronomical Union travel grant
Aspen Center for Physics travel grant


Professional Societies and Activities

Director, H. S. Mendenhall Observatory
International Astronomical Union
American Astronomical Society
Referee for professional journals and National Science Foundation
Former deputy network scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute computer bulletin board for observations of Supernova 1987A


Sabbatical and Visiting Positions

University of Texas, Austin: Big Twelve Faculty Exchange and sabbatical visitor
University of Manchester, UK: SERC Visiting Fellow and sabbatical visitor
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge: Sabbatical visitor
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg: Visiting scientist appoinments