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Associate professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria

Jon Willis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria. As an astronomer he studies the physical contents of the Universe and his research covers many aspects of cosmology and astrophysics. Jon is particularly interested in the emerging science of astrobiology, the search for life beyond Earth. In 2016 he published "All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life”, a popular science book by Yale University Press.


  • 2013–2020
    Associate professor, University of Victoria
  • 2007–2013
    Assistant professor, University of Victoria
  • 2003–2007
    Adjunct assistant professor, University of Victoria
  • 2002–2003
    Science Fellow, European Southern Observatory
  • 2000–2002
    Postdoctoral researcher, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile