James Sikora

Postdoctoral Fellow at Bishop’s University

James completed his PhD at Queen’s University in 2019 under the supervision of Dr. Gregg Wade in the field of stellar magnetism. His thesis focused largely on understanding the physics of hot-star magnetism through the use of high-resolution spectropolarimetry and high-precision space-based photometry.

Since September 2019, he has been working at Bishop’s University as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Jason Rowe. James is the principle investigator for several spectroscopic observing programs at CFHT and Gemini, which are primarily designed to detect and characterize the atmospheres of gas-rich exoplanets. This work is helping to understand how such atmospheres are impacted by their host-stars and the environments in which they form and ultimately, how our Solar System fits within the broader exoplanet landscape.


Courriel : jsikora@UBishops.ca