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Jason Thomas Wright

Jason Thomas Wright

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  • Associate Professor
424 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8470


  1. BA Boston University, Astronomy & Physics (1999)
  2. MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Astrophysics (2003, 2006)

Research Interests

Prof. Wright studies nearby stars, their ages and activity levels, and most of all their planetary systems.  He finds and characterizes new planets around other stars using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope and Keck Observatory.

He and his students maintain a list of good orbital parameters from the peer-reviewed literature for planets orbiting other stars at


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