- Ph.D. Physics and AstronomyUniversity 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.