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Ray Jayawardhana

Professor, Status only Origin and diversity of planetary systems. Formation of stars and brown dwarfs.Ph.D. 2000, Harvard
Work Phone: (416)946 7291 Website: http://www.rayjay.net/
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Together with my students and postdoctoral fellows, I use data from telescopes around the world –including the VLT, Subaru, Gemini and CFHT– and in space –such as Kepler and Spitzer– to explore the origins and diversity of planetary systems as well as the formation and evolution of brown dwarfs and stars. Recent efforts have focused on characterizing exoplanet atmospheres, direct imaging and spectroscopy of sub-stellar companions around young stars, searching for the lowest-mass free-floating objects in nearby young clusters, and investigating brown dwarfs at the L/T transition.
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