Jason received his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia for work on measuring the reflectively of extra-solar planets using photometric measurements from the Canadian MOST Satellite. After his Ph.D. Jason joined the Kepler team as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow contributing towards the first Kepler discoveries. Jason is current a Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and a member of the Kepler Science-Office. His interests include exoplanet and stellar characterization to help understand the nature of distant worlds.
SETI Institute scientist Jason Rowe returns to tell us about the smallest exoplanet so far that has had its size and mass determined. Jason also talks with Mat about our ever-expanding knowledge of these worlds that circle faraway stars.