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Dr. Jaymie Mark Matthews

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Professor of Astrophysics

UBC
2329 West Mall
Vancouver , British Columbia V6T 1Z4
Canada

Company Description: The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, educates a student population of 50,000 on major campuses in two cities and holds an international...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Associate Professor In the Department of Physics and Astronomy
    UBC
  • Vice President of the Board
    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Officer
    Order
  • Member of Canada Astrophysicist and Professor of Astronomy
    Order

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. degree
    University of Western Ontario
  • M.Sc.
    University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc. degree Degree
    University of Toronto
  • M.Sc. Degree
    University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc. degree
    University of Toronto
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Web References
Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of British Columbia
www.astro.ubc.ca, 5 Feb 2015 [cached]
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Matthews leads the MOST team in celebrating 5 years in orbit Jaymie Matthews is inducted as an officer of the Order of Canada
Contacts & Advising | UBC Physics & Astronomy
www.phas.ubc.ca, 28 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Jaymie Matthews Undergraduate Astronomy Advisor (all year levels) ug-a...@phas.ubc.ca
Bedazzled Pics - Light: more than meets the eye - Energies of light: Dr. Jaymie Matthews
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Dr. Jaymie Matthews Bedazzled Pics - Light: more than meets the eye - Energies of light: Dr. Jaymie Matthews
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DR. JAYMIE MATTHEWS
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Dr. Jaymie Matthews is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia.
He is a leading expert in the field of stellar seismology: literally using the vibrations of the Sun and other stars to probe their hidden interiors and histories.
To detect the subtle signatures of these `ringing' stars, Dr. Matthews has observed with some of the world's largest telescopes on remote mountaintops in Hawaii, Chile, Mexico, Texas, Australia and Russia.
Dr. Matthews is also Mission Scientist for the MOST Space Telescope Project, to study Microvariability & Oscillations of STars.
The suitcase-sized MOST microsatellite, launched from Russia in June 2003, is Canada's first space observatory, and Dr. Matthews affectionately calls it the "Humble Space Telescope" because of its modest size and budget.
MOST will give us clues to the age of the Universe and the future of our Sun, and will be poised to give humans a first glimpse of reflected light from a planet outside our Solar System.
In addition to the MOST Project, Dr. Matthews sits on Canada's scientific steering committees for the international Gemini Twin 8-mTelescopes Project and the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer satellite.
He is a member of the International Astronomical Union's Commission on Variable Stars, and a frequent invited review speaker at meetings around the world.
(His 2002 speaking itinerary included Washington, D.C.; Porto, Portugal; Vienna, Austria; Cancun, Mexico; and Mmabatho, South Africa.)
Because of his research on stars and space technology, Dr. Matthews is intimately familiar with the physics of light.
However, that wouldn't be much use to the television audience if he can't explain those ideas in understandable words of less than four syllables.
Fortunately, astronomy education, public outreaches and clear communication are important facets of Dr. Matthews' scientific career.
He sits on the Board of Vancouver's H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and won a 1999 Killam Prize for teaching excellence in the UBC Faculty of Science, as well as the 2002 Teaching Prize of the Canadian Association of Physicists.
Macleans magazine identified Dr. Matthews as one of UBC's "hot profs".
He also makes frequent appearances on television and radio to explain the latest news in astronomy to the general public.
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Dr. Jaymie Matthews
About - HR Macmillan Space Centre
www.spacecentre.ca, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. Jaymie Matthews Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Dr. Jaymie Matthews - Biography
victoria.rasc.ca, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
Dr. Jaymie Matthews - Biography
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Dr. Jaymie Mark Matthews is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia
Dr. Jaymie Mark Matthews is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia. He is a leading expert in the field of stellar seismology: literally using the surface vibrations of vibrating stars to probe their hidden interiors and histories. To detect the subtle signatures of these `ringing' stars, Dr. Matthews has observed with giant telescopes on remote mountaintops in Hawaii, Chile, Australia and Russia. However, he realised that even the best telescopes on Earth could not detect the most subtle oscillations, so he decided Canada needed a dedicated telescope in space for this research.
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Hence, Dr. Matthews became Mission Scientist and Principal Investigator for MOST , a Canadian Space Agency project to study Microvariability & Oscillations of STars. The suitcase-sized MOST microsatellite was launched successfully from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 30 June 2003, aboard a former Soviet ICBM slated for demolition. MOST was the first all-Canadian scientific satellite to be launched in over three decades, and is Canada's first-ever space observatory, which team members affectionately nicknamed the "Humble Space Telescope" because of its modest size and budget. MOST is now sending data to Earth which Dr. Matthews and his science team are using to tackle questions like: What was the Sun like as a `teenager'?, How old is the Universe?, and, What are planets around other stars really like?
In addition to heading the MOST Project, Dr. Matthews sits on Canada's scientific steering committees for the international Gemini Twin 8-m Telescopes Project and the Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer satellite, and the Joint Committee on Space Astronomy which advises the Canadian Space Agency. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union's Commission on Variable Stars, and a frequent invited review speaker at meetings around the world. His recent speaking itinerary includes Washington, D.C.; Porto, Portugal; Vienna; Cancun; Mmabatho, South Africa; Prague; Berlin; Paris; Preston, England (for the transit of Venus), Yale University, the University of Colorado, the Internationa; Astronautical Congress in Vancouver, and of course, Victoria, B.C.
Astronomy education and public outreach are also very important facets of Dr. Matthews' scientific career. He is Vice-President of the Board of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Chair of its Programming & Education Committee. Dr. Matthews was awarded a 1999 Killam Prize for teaching excellence in the UBC Faculty of Science, as well as the 2002 Teaching Prize of the Canadian Association of Physicists. His media (mis)adventures include frequent appearances on CityTV Vancouver and Space: The Imagination Station, hosting the upcoming "Starchasers" series on Canadian Learning Television, and posing in multiple guises (from a superhero flying in the ozone layer to an X-ray version of Austin Powers) in the Discovery Channel miniseries "Light: More Than Meets The Eye". He has yet to live down being quoted in Discover Magazine as saying "Exploding Star Contains Atoms From Elvis Presley's Brain - Scientists Confirm That The King of Rock & Roll Lived In Another Galaxy 160,000 Years Ago!"
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