Keavin Moore

Primary Advisor: Nicolas Cowan

Secondary Advisor: René Doyon

Keavin Moore completed his B.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy (Honours, with a specialization in Space Science) in 2015 at York University, and his M.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy in 2017, after joining the research group of Ray Jayawardhana at York.

Keavin has been involved in a variety of research projects throughout his academic career, many of which have resulted in peer-reviewed publications. He completed an undergraduate project measuring the gravitational redshift, predicted over 100 years ago by Einstein, using data from the eccentric-orbit satellite, RadioAstron, and used photometry to search for infrared excess as evidence of disks around binary stars in the IC 348 star-forming region, before beginning his M.Sc. studies.

For his M.Sc. project, he used data from the Kepler space telescope to study the dynamical evolution of circumbinary planets to determine their chance of survival during the fast and uncertain common-envelope phase of their host binary stars, and throughout the lifetime of the system. He currently works with K2 data, studying the rotation of young brown dwarfs in both the Taurus and Upper Scorpius regions, and plans to shift his research focus towards exoplanet atmospheres and habitability as he begins his Ph.D. studies within the TEPS program at McGill University.