On July 1st, 2017, Jason Rowe has joined Bishop’s University, as Assistant Professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department. He has varied research interests related to the study of the properties, statistics and occurrence of exoplanets, and is a specialist in space-based astronomical observations. He will remain an active researcher of iREx.
Jason completed a PhD in 2008 at the University of British Columbia during which he studied the reflectivity of exoplanets, using the Canadian satellite MOST. He then started working as a postdoctoral researcher, and then as a mission scientist in the Kepler team. He is also leading research with the SETI institute since 2011. He joined iREx in 2015 as a researcher for the James Webb Space Telescope NIRISS team.
Jason contributed to an outstanding number of scientific projects. He led the publication of a dozen scientific papers in specialized journals and contributed hundreds of others. Jason was recently recognized by NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his contribution as a team member for the Kepler mission.
Congratulations on this new position, Jason!