Jacob Lustig-Yaeger is an astronomer, astrobiologist, and exoplanet post doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He earned a Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in math from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013, where he studied exoplanets with Professor Jonathan Fortney and Dr. Michael Line. In 2014, he moved to Seattle to continue studying exoplanets while pursuing his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrobiology at the University of Washington under Professor Victoria Meadows. He graduated with a dual-titled Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrobiology in the summer of 2020 and now works for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow studying exoplanets. Jacob is co-lead on the team that used JWST to discover its first confirmed exoplanet.
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We celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope's first confirmed exoplanet discovery this week on Planetary Radio. Jacob Lustig-Yaeger, one of the leads on the team that made the detection, joins us to discuss the details.