Jason Kalirai - Space Telescope Science Institute

Education. PhD, Astrophysics, University of British Columbia (2004). MSc, Astrophysics, University of ..... 2011, AJ, 141, 171. HST/ACS Observations of RR Lyrae ...
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Jason Singh Kalirai DOB: April 01, 1978 (Quesnel BC, Canada) Space Telescope Science Institute 3700 San Martin Drive Baltimore MD, USA, 21218 Phone: (410) 338-4747 Fax: (410) 338-4436 e-mail: [email protected] web: http://www.stsci.edu/~jkalirai facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jkalirai1 twitter: @JasonKalirai



Education PhD, Astrophysics, University of British Columbia (2004) MSc, Astrophysics, University of British Columbia (2001) BSc, Honours Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia (2000)



Research and Related Experience Multi-mission Project Scientist (2016-present) Space Telescope Science Institute

Research Scientist (2016-present) Johns Hopkins University

Associate Astronomer (2012); w/ Tenure (2014-present) Space Telescope Science Institute

Associate Research Scientist (2012-2016) Johns Hopkins University

JWST Project Scientist (2013-2016) Space Telescope Science Institute

JWST Deputy Project Scientist (2010-2013) Space Telescope Science Institute

Assistant Astronomer (2008-2012) Space Telescope Science Institute

Hubble/WFC3 Instrument Scientist (2008-2010) Space Telescope Science Institute

Hubble Fellow (2005-2008) University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory, University of California at Santa Cruz

Postdoctoral Researcher (2004-2005) University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory, University of California at Santa Cruz

Doctoral Student (2001-2004) Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia Advisor: Dr. Harvey B. Richer “Astrophysics with White Dwarfs”

Summer Student (2004 - for two weeks) University of Montreal (Dr. Pierre Bergeron) Collaboration to fit model white dwarf spectra to observations

Summer Student (2001) Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Dr. Francesca D’Antona) Theoretical modeling of stellar evolution in open star clusters

Masters Student (2000-2001) Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia Advisor: Dr. Harvey B. Richer “The CFHT Open Star Cluster Survey”

Summer Student (2000) Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation (Dr. Gregory G. Fahlman) Photometry and data reduction of a large imaging survey of star clusters

Summer Fellow (1999) Department of Physics, University of Toronto (Dr. James Drummond) Remote sounding experiments on the atmosphere of Mars



Awards, Honors, and Scholarships Selected by the White House as one of 200 US scientists invited to the “Frontiers Conference” to meet with President Barack Obama, 2016 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, 2014 Academic Minute - Listener's Choice Award, 2014 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, AAS, 2013 Maryland Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist (2013) Selected by Baltimore Magazine as a “Top 40 under 40” in the metropolitan area (2013)

Selected by CNN as the first scientist for their new “The Science Seat” feature (2013) Selected by Astronomy Magazine as “Top Rising Star” (2013) Hubble Fellowship – STScI grant HST-HF-01185.01-A (2005-2008) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate scholarship (PGS-B) (2002 - 2004) - NSERC PGS-B grant (2003-2004) Canadian Astronomical Society - Best graduate student oral presentation award (2003) Canadian Astronomical Society - Best graduate student poster presentation award (2002) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postgraduate scholarship (PGS-A) (2000 - 2002) – NSERC PGS-A grant (2001-2002) Canadian Astronomical Society - Best graduate student poster presentation award (2000) University of BC Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship (1999 - 2000) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (1999) University