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.
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August 7, 2019
RIT undergraduates share cutting-edge research at annual summer symposium
The 28th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Aug. 1, is structured as a professional research conference. Research themes included everything from fundamental microbiology to the fine arts.
January 21, 2019
This Scientist Is Hunting for Planets That Orbit Dead Stars
Futurism features Jason Nordhaus, an NTID assistant professor of physics and a program faculty member in RIT’s astrophysical sciences and technology Ph.D. program.
January 9, 2019
Astrophysicist confirms theory about dying stars
A revolutionary technique developed by NTID astrophysicist Jason Nordhaus could allow for a better understanding of the fates of solar systems when their stars cease to shine.