Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University

Prof. Wright studies nearby stars, their ages and activity levels, and most of all their planetary systems. He finds and characterizes new planets around other stars by making careful measurements of how they move their host stars and how they block their host stars' light. He also works in SETI, seeking signs of technological life elsewhere in the universe.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University

Honours

Drake Award