Jason T Wright, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics


I am an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State.  I am a member of the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds and the Penn State Astrobiology Research Center (part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute).

I study stars, their atmospheres, their activity and their planets. I am a member of the California Planet Survey consortium. 

I teach at the University Park campus, and have an active research group of students and a postdoc.  

You can learn more about my research on my blog and on my research page.

I also maintain:

The Exoplanet Orbit Database and Exoplanet Data Explorer at exoplanets.org: a powerful guide to the orbits of known exoplanets. Check it out!

The RVLIN and BOOTTRAN packages of IDL routines for efficiently fitting multiple Keplerian curves to radial velocity data, and extracting accurate uncertainties for orbital parameters, including transit times.