Institute of Astronomy

- Jeff Jennings


Office: Hoyle H27
Office Tel: (01223) 766653
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Research Themes: Star Formation and Exoplanets

Research Keywords: Instruments, Observations, Planets, Theory


I have three foci:

- Exoplanetary systems, whose research spans multiple epochs: protoplanetary disks, debris disks, evolved exoplanet systems, and post-main sequence systems. I'm strongly interested in building collaborations to help members of these fields jointly approach interdisciplinary questions. I try to maintain enough practical experience in each field to understand how best they can work together.

- Interferometry, from the radio to optical, on the instrumentation, data processing and analysis fronts. My goal is to assist the communities that use interferometry (constituting broad energetic and physical scale regimes) in sharing their techniques and perspectives to solve common problems.

- Equal representation and treatment in astronomy. I think one useful avenue is assessing how implicit and explicit biases affect people in (and attempting to enter) astronomy to help everyone hold a common conversation and better empathize.

For more detail see my Google Scholar profile and activity on GitHub, or just reach out!


2018 - 2021 (3 yr)
Ph.D., University of Cambridge 
Astronomy, Advisor C. J. Clarke

2017; 2018 (9 month)
Visiting student researcher, University of Washington
Astronomy Department, Advisor E. Agol

2015 - 2016; 2017 - 2018 (1 yr 9 month)
Research associate, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Optical Frequency Measurements Group, Advisor S. A. Diddams

2016 - 2017 (1 yr 5 month)
M.Sc., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Munchen (LMU Munich)
Astrophysics, Advisor B. Ercolano

2013 - 2015 (2 yr 5 month)
Post-baccalaureate, University of Colorado at Boulder
Physics, Advisor E. M. Levesque

2008 - 2011 (3 yr 5 month)
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Studies

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