BA, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Jason Nordhaus is an assistant professor of physics at the National Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) since fall 2014. Jason joined the CCRG as a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow (AAPF), NSF-AST-1102738 in 2011, and is currently one of the core faculty of the center. Prior to joining RIT, Jason worked as a theoretical astrophysicist in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. His research interests include the evolution and dynamics of magnetic fields in evolved stars, close binary interactions, core-collapse supernovae, nucleosynthesis in RGB/AGB stars, and binary-induced shaping of planetary nebulae. Jason is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and works to expand opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in astrophysics.
In the News
May 12, 2021
RIT Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement Award highlights Graduate Student Advisory Council leaders
RIT students Emily Wilson and Teresa Symons are co-recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Woman Achievement Award for their dedication and leadership on RIT’s Graduate Student Advisory Council. Wilson and Symons are Ph.D. students in the astrophysical sciences and technology program in the School of Physics and Astronomy and co-chairs of the Graduate Student Advisory Council.
July 22, 2020
Groundbreaking study of binary star evolution is focus of new NSF grant
A new grant will help researchers at NTID learn more about “one of the most challenging phases in stellar astrophysics,” according to the National Science Foundation.
April 30, 2019
A common language
Symmetry Magazine features Jason Nordhaus, assistant professor of physics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and his work to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.