Justin Kerr








Primary Advisor: John Moores

Justin Kerr is currently a Master's student in Dr. John E. Moores' group at York University. He completed his bachelors degree in physics and astronomy at York University where he worked on particle physics research with the ATLAS detector, and also holds a previous bachelor's degree in history. His current research is focused on the use of computational models to study of how the presence of atmospheric biosignature gases can create detectable differences in the distribution of hydrogen around exoplanets. This project will provide information for effective target selection and analysis methodology with future UV telescopes such as LUVOIR in the search for life on exoplanets. He is also currently working on a model to optimize solar panel positioning on the surface of Mars.