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Ray Jayawardhana

Expert in astronomy and astrophysics

Faculty of Science

Dean, Faculty of Science

Phone (Office): 416-736-2100 Ext. 22316

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Ray Jayawardhana Profile
Ray Jayawardhana Website
New York Times - Our Cosmic Selves
New York Times - Listen Up, It’s Neutrino Time
CBC News - Exoplanet weather detected by Canadian astronomers
CBC News - Earliest stars may have been spotted for 1st time
Toronto Star - Ray Jayawardhana, the Toronto astronomer opening up the universe
Toronto Star - Fate of world's biggest telescope in Canada's hands
Book - Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Book - Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System
The Atlantic - Ray Jayawardhana on Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
Maclean's - Art McDonald on how to win a Nobel Prize
The New York Times - Give It Up for Pluto
Daily Citizen - IN SEASON: Linger and reflect when in a cemetery
Toronto Star - Astronomers have found an Earthlike planet in the habitable zone of the closest star to the sun
Toronto Star - Astronomers discover seven Earthlike planets that could hold life
The Wall Street Journal - Earth Isn’t as Special as Astronomers (and Other Earthlings) Think
CBC News - Farewell, Cassini: How a spacecraft helped us expand the search for life
The Wall Street Journal: The Ansel Adams of Outer Space


Guggenheim Fellowship - 2014
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Outstanding General Audience Book for "Neutrino Hunters" - 2013
Canadian Science Writers' Association

Rutherford Medal - 2013
Royal Society of Canada

McLean Award - 2009
University of Toronto

Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences - 2009
E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund

Steacie Fellowship - 2009
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Top 40 Under 40 - 2009
The Globe and Mail

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