Jennifer Patience

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Patience is professor of astrophysics who uses large, ground-based and space-based telescopes to investigate a range of topics in star and planet formation. In exoplanet research, her work focuses on the detection and atmospheric characterization of young giant planets and brown dwarfs. She also studies the disks around young stars and brown dwarfs with infrared imaging and millimeter interferometry. In addition to astronomical research projects, she is involved in innovative teaching and research experience programs for undergraduate students from all backgrounds.  

Education

Michelson Postdoctoral Fellowship, Caltech

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

PhD Astronomy, UCLA 2000

MS Astronomy, UCLA 1997

MS Optics, University of Rochester 1994

BS Physics, Stanford 1992

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
PHY 194 Special Topics
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
AST 494 Special Topics
AST 498 Pro-Seminar
AST 591 Seminar
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
SES 106 Habitable Worlds
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SES 126 Exploration of the Universe
SES 128 Expl of the Universe Lab
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
SES 194 Special Topics
PHY 194 Special Topics
SES 394 Special Topics
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SES 126 Exploration of the Universe
SES 128 Expl of the Universe Lab
SES 499 Individualized Instruction
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 194 Special Topics
PHY 194 Special Topics
SES 394 Special Topics
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 122 Earth/Solar System/Universe II
SES 124 Earth/Solar Sys/Universe Lb II
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 191 First-Year Seminar
PHY 194 Special Topics
SES 194 Special Topics
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
SES 121 Earth/Solar System/Universe I
SES 123 Earth,Solar Sys,Universe Lab I
PHY 194 Special Topics
SES 194 Special Topics
AST 498 Pro-Seminar
AST 499 Individualized Instruction
AST 591 Seminar
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
SES 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation