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Jason Nordhaus

Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Program Faculty, School of Mathematical Sciences

585-475-4202
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Jason Nordhaus

Assistant Professor
Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Instructional/Support Faculty
Program Faculty, School of Mathematical Sciences

Education

BA, BS, MS, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Bio

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.

585-475-4202

Currently Teaching

NSCI-284
3 Credits
This course will provide students with a general overview of the fundamental concepts and principles of modern astronomy. Topics covered will include properties of stars, their birth, life cycle, and death, galaxies, black holes and the evolution of the universe.
ASTP-891
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ASTP-790
1 - 3 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
NSCI-201
3 Credits
Principles of Physics is designed to provide a broad background in general physics. Students are provided with hands-on laboratory experience in a supervised setting. Topics, which are presented in a lecture/lab format, include motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, forces, and analysis of vectors.
ASTP-890
1 - 6 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.

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Journal Paper
Wilson, Emily and Jason Nordhaus. "The role of convection in determining the ejection efficiency of common envelope interactions." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 485. 4 (2019): 4492-4501. Web.
Chamandy, Luke, et al. "Energy budget and core-envelope motion in common envelope evolution." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486. 1 (2019): 1070-1085. Web.
Guidarelli, Gabriel, et al. "Hydrodynamic simulations of disrupted planetary accretion discs inside the core of an AGB star." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 490. 1 (2019): 1179-1185. Web.
Wilson, E. and J. Nordhaus. "The Role of Convection in Determining the Ejection Efficiency of Common Envelope Interactions." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2018): 10. Web.
Chamandy, Luke, et al. "Accretion in common envelope evolution." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2018): 1898-1911. Web.
Trussell, Jessica, et al. "Morphology Instruction in the Science Classroom for Students who are Deaf: A Multiple Probe Across Content Analysis." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 23. (2018): 271-283. Web.
Chen, Zhuo, et al. "Wind-accelerated Orbital Evolution in Binary Systems with Giant Stars." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2018): 747-756. Web.
Chen, Z., et al. "Wind-Accelerated Orbital Evolution In Binary Systems with Giant Stars." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 473. 1 (2017): 747-756. Web.
Chen, Z., et al. "Mass Transfer and Disc Formation In AGB Binary Systems." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 468. 4 (2017): 4465-4477. Web.
Trussell, J., et al. "Morphology Instruction In The Science Classroom For Students Who Are Deaf: A Multiple Probe Across Content Analysis." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. (2017): In press. Web.
Fuii, Yuka, et al. "Radio Emission from Red-giant Hot Jupiters." The Astrophysical Journal 820. 2 (2016): 15. Web.
Chen, Zhou, et al. "The Creation of AGB Fallback Shells." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 457. 3 (2016): 3219-3224. Web.
Chen, Zhou, et al. "Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of L2 Puppis." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 460. 4 (2016): 4182-4187. Web.
Papish, Oded, Jason Nordhaus, and Noam Soker. "A Call for a Paradigm Shift from Neutrino-driven to Jet-driven Core-collapse Supernova Mechanisms." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 448. 3 (2015): 2362-2367. Web.
Montez, R., et al. "The Chandra Planetary Nebula Survey (ChanPlaNS). III. X-Ray Emission from the Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae." The Astrophysical Journal 800. 1 (2015): 1-19. Web.
Clayton, G., et al. "Dusty Disks around Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae." Astrophysical Journal 147. 6 (2014): 9. Web.
Freeman, M, et al. "The Chandra Planetary Nebula Survey (CHANPLANS). II. X-Ray Emission from Compact Planetary Nebulae." Astrophysical Journal 794. 2 (2014): 13. Web.
Ueta, T., et al. "The Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey (HerPlaNS). I. Data Overview and Analysis Demonstration with NGC 6781." Astronomy & Astrophysics 565. A26 (2014): 24. Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Aarnio, Alicia, et al. "Astro2020 APC White Paper: Accessible Astronomy: Policies, Practices, and Strategies to Increase Participation of Astronomers with Disabilities." Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, APC white papers, no. 239; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 7, id. 239 (2019). (2019). Web.
Frank, Adam, et al. "Planetary Nebulae Shaped by Common Envelope Evolution." Galaxies. (2018). Web.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Common Envelope Evolution: Implications for Post-AGB Stars and Planetary Nebulae." International Astronomical Union Symposium: Planetary Nebulae as Multiwavelength Probes of Stellar Evolution. (2017). Print.
Mamajek, E., et al. "Proposed Nomenclature for Surface Features on Pluto and Its Satellites and Names for Newly Discovered Satellites." International Astronomical Union White Paper. (2015). Web.
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
Zou, Yangyuxin, et al. "Bipolar Planetary Nebulae from Outflow Collimation by Common Envelope Evolution." 27 Nov. 2019. TS - typescript (typed).
Fuji, Y., et al. "Radio Emission From Red-Giant Hot Jupiters." 29 Sep. 2015. TS - typescript (typed).
Nordhaus, J. and D. Spiegel. "Powering and Shaping Planetary Nebulae: The Physics of Common Envelopes." In Press. TS - typescript (typed).
Papish, O., J. Nordhaus, and N. Soker. "A Call for a Paradigm Shift from Neutrino-driven to Jet-driven Core-collapse Supernova Mechanisms." In Press. TS - typescript (typed).
Grants
Nordhaus, Jason, Phil Muirhead, and Maria Drout (2020-2023). Brief but Spectacular: New Windows into the Physics of Common Envelope Evolution. Grant proposal submitted to Astronomy and Astrophysics Grants, National Science Foundation.
Nordhaus, Jason (2020). 3D Simulations of Planetary Disruption in Red Giant Interiors. Grant proposal submitted to XSEDE Research, National Science Foundation.
Nordhaus, Jason and Jessica Trussell (2019-2023). Lost in Translation: Removing the Most Significant Barrier Preventing Deaf participation in STEM. Grant proposal submitted to Special Projects, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Campanelli, Manulea, et al (2019-2023). Advancing Computational Methods to Understand the Dynamics of Ejection, Accretion, Winds and Jets in Neutron Star Mergers. Grant received/funded by Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks, NASA.
Nordhaus, Jason and Gabriel Guidarelli (2018-2020). 3D Simulations of Planetary Disruption in Red Giant Interiors. Grant proposal submitted to Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Enivornment, National Science Foundation.
Nordhaus, Jason, et al (2018-2019). Black Holes Inside Giant Stars: The First Relativistic Simulations of Common Envelopes. Grant proposal submitted to Scholarship Development Proposal Initiative, NTID.
Nordhaus, Jason, et al (2019-2023). General Relativistic Studies of Drag and Accretion in Common Envelopes with Black Holes. Grant proposal submitted to Astronomy and Astrophysics Grant Proposals, National Science Foundation.
Nordhaus, J. (2017-2020). "Unveiling Hidden Companions In Post-AGB Stars: 3D Simulations of Evolved Star Binaries." Grant proposal submitted to Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.
Nordhaus, J. (2017-2020). Black holes inside giant stars: relativistic effects in common envelopes and associated multi-messenger signatures. Grant proposal submitted to Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants, National Science Foundation.
Nordhaus, Jason (2016-2019). Accretion to Outflow in Evolved Star Binaries: Disks in AGB, PPN and PN. Grant proposal submitted to NASA Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 24, NASA.
Nordhaus, Jason (2016-2017). Orbital Decay in Evolving Multi-Body Systems. Grant proposal submitted to SPDI, NTID.
Nordhaus, Jason (2016-2017). Physics for a Silent World. Grant proposal submitted to Education and Outreach Grant, American Physical Society.
Nordhaus, Jason (2017-2020). Vibrations from the Universe: Communicating the Discovery of the Century to Deaf and Under-represented Communities. Grant proposal submitted to Advancing Informal STEM Learning, National Science Foundation.
Jacob, Bonnie and Jason Nordhaus (2017-2020). REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research for Students who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Applying Mathematical and Statistical Methods to Problems from the Sciences. Grant proposal submitted to REU, National Science Foundation.
Faber, Josh and Jason Nordhaus (2017-2020). REU Site: Multimessenger Astrophysics. Grant proposal submitted to Research Experiences for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation.
Campanelli, Manuela, et al (2017-2020). Collaborative Research: Curvilinear Multipatch Methods for General Relativistic Astrophysics in The Gravitational Wave Era. Grant proposal submitted to CDS&E, National Science Foundation.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Nordhaus, Jason. "Hunting for hidden companions in dying stars." CCRG Seminar. RIT. Rochester, NY. 29 Mar. 2019. Lecture.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Convection in Common Envelopes." Flatiron CE Meeting. Center for Computational Astrophysics - Flatiron Institute. New York, NY. 6 May 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason and John Wisniewski. "Probing Stellar Interiors with Circumstellar Disks." Scialog. Research Corporation of America. Tucson, AZ. 12 May 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason, Phil Muirhead, and Maria Drout. "A Novel Observational Constraint on Common Envelopes." Scialog. Research Corporation of America. Tucson, AZ. 12 May 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Removing barriers for deaf participation in STEM fields." SciAccess. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 28 Jun. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Removing Barriers for Deaf Participation in Astronomy." Inclusive Astronomy II. Space Telescope Science Institute. Baltimore, MD. 14 Oct. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Common Envelope Evolution." Colloquium. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 22 Oct. 2019. Address.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Binary Interactions on the Post-main Sequence." Invited Colloquium. Arizona State University. Phoenix, AZ. 16 Mar. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, Jason. "A Status Update on the Neutrino Mechanism of Core-collapse Supernovae." Optical Society of America Colloquium. Optical Society of America. Rochester, NY. 20 Feb. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, J. "Gravitational Waves: A New Era in Astrophysics." Science Teacher Association of New York State. STANYS. Rochester, NY. 6 Nov. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Gravitational Waves: Dawn of a New Era in Astrophysics." American Chemical Society. American Chemical Society. Rochester, New York. 26 Apr. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Gravitational Waves: Dawn of a New Era in Astrophysics." STANYS. Science Teachers Association of New York State. Rochester, New York. 6 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Common Envelope Evolution." International Astronomical Union Symposium. International Astronomical Union. Beijing, China. 12 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Binary Interactions on the Post-Main Sequence." Colloquium. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, Canada. 6 Jun. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, J. "Powering and Shaping Planetary Nebulae: The Physics of Common Envelopes." XXIXth IAU General Assembly. International Astronomical Union. Honolulu, Hawaii. 4 Aug. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, J. "Building Opportunities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Astronomy." Inclusive Astronomy. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee. 18 Jun. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Nordhaus, J. "A Status Update on the Neutrino Mechanism of Core-collapse Supernovae." Beyond the First Century of General Relativity. RIT. Rochester, NY. 30 May 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Binary Interactions on the Post-main Sequence." Colloquium. University of Oxford. Oxford, United Kingdom. 13 Dec. 2104. Lecture.
Nordhaus, J. "Binary Interactions on the Post-main Sequence." Colloquium. University of California Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 28 Apr. 2014. Lecture.
Nordhaus, J. "Building Opportunities for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in Astronomy." NSF Fellows Symposium. National Science Foundation. Washington, DC. 6 Jan. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Wilson, Emily and Jason Nordhaus. "The Role of Convection in Determining the Ejection Efficiency of Common Envelope Interactions." Proceedings of the Deaths and Afterlives of Stars. Ed. Martha Boyer. Baltimore, MD: n.p..
Kirschbaum, A. and J. Nordhaus. "Orbital Stability of the Hierarchical Triple System HIP 3678." Ed. AAS. Grapevine, Texas: AAS.
Aarnio, A., et al. "The AAS Working Group on Accessibility and Disability (WGAD): Year 1 Highlights." Proceedings of the American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229. Ed. AAS. Grapevine, Texas: AAS.
Published Conference Proceedings
Chamanday, Luke, et al. "Accretion in Common Envelope Evolution." Proceedings of the Why Galaxies Care About AGB Stars. Ed. F. Kerschbaum, M. Groenewegen, and H. Olofsson. Vienna, Austria: n.p., Web.
Chen, Zhuo, et al. "Mass Transfer in Asymptotic-giant-branch Binary Systems." Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution. Ed. None. IAU Symposium, International: n.p., Web.
Marco, Orsola De, et al. "Post-common Envelope PN, Fundamental or Irrelevant?" Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution. Ed. None. International, International: n.p., Web.
Nordhaus, Jason. "Common Envelope Evolution: Implications for Post-AGB Stars and Planetary Nebulae." Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution. Ed. None. International, International: n.p., Web.
Chen, Z., et al. "Mass Transfer In Asymptotic-Giant-Branch Binary Systems." Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Ed. A. Karakas. Beijing, China: IAU, Web.
Marco, O. De, et al. "Post-Common Envelope PN, Fundamental or Irrelevant?" Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium. Ed. A. Karakas. Beijing, China: IAU, Web.
Nordhaus, J. "Common Envelope Evolution: Implications for Post-AGB Stars and Planetary Nebulae." Proceedings of the Planetary Nebulae: Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Ed. A. Karakas. Beijing, China: IAU, Web.
Chen, Zhou, et al. "Mass Transfer In Asymptotic-Giant-Branch Binary Systems." Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposium. Ed. X. Liu, L. Stanghellini, A. Karakas. London, UK: n.p., Print.
Ueta, T., et al. "Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey (HerPlaNS)." Proceedings of the Asymmetrical Planetary Nebulae VI. Ed. C. Morisset, G. Delgado-Inglada, and S. Torres-Peimbert. Mexico City, Mexico: n.p., 2014. Web.
Nordhaus, J. "Highly-magnetized White Dwarfs: Formation Mechanisms and Implications for Planetary Nebulae." Proceedings of the Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VI. Ed. C. Morisset, G. Delgado-Inglada, and S. Torres-Peimbert. Mexico City, Mexico: n.p., 2014. Web.
Huarte-Espinosa, M., et al. "Modeling the Formation and Evolution of Wind-Capture Disks In Binary Systems." Proceedings of the Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VI. Ed. C. Morisset, G. Delgado-Inglada, and S. Torres-Peimbert. Mexico City, Mexico: n.p., Web.
Uninvited Presentations
Kirschbaum, A. and J. Nordhaus. "Orbital Stability of the Hierarchical Triple System HIP 3678." NTID Student Research Conference. NTID/RIT. Rochester, NY. 12 May 2017. Poster Session.
Perfect, C. and J. Nordhaus. "A Tertiary Formation Scenario for GW150914." NTID Student Research Symposium. NTID/RIT. Rochester, NY. 12 May 2017. Conference Presentation.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Team, NSF AstroDance. AstroDance: Teaching Astrophysics Through Dance? By J. Noel-Storr, et al. 7 Jan. 2014. American Astronomical Meeting, Washington, DC. Exhibit.
Presentation, Poster. Exploring How Different Mass-loss Schemes Influence the Properties of Nascent White Dwarfs. By B. Zins and J. Nordhaus. 6 Jan. 2014. American Astronomical Society Meeting, Washington, DC. Exhibit.