James Jackson

James Jackson

Associate Director for Research

Phone: (650) 604-1276
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Research interests:

Star formation, interstellar medium, Galactic astronomy


PhD: MIT 1986 (Alan H. Barrett, advisor)
B.S. Penn State 1981

Professional Experience:

2018 – present: Distinguished Visiting Scientist, USRA/SOFIA
2016 – 2018: Head of School, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
2011 – 2013: Associate Dean for Research, Boston University
2001 – 2016: Professor of Astronomy, Boston University
1996 – 2001: Associate Professor of Astronomy, Boston University
1991 – 1995: Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Boston University
1988 – 1990: Research Astrophysicist,  Max-Planck-Institut Garching
1986 – 1987: Postdoctoral Radio Astronomer,  Berkeley

Highlight publications:

"Asymmetric Line Profiles in Dense Molecular Clumps Observed in MALT90: Evidence for Global Collapse,” Jackson, James M., Whitaker, J. Scott, Rathborne, J. M., Foster, J. B., Contreras, Y., Sanhueza, Patricio, Stephens, Ian W., Longmore, S. N., and Allingham, David, 2019, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 870, 5.

“MALT 90: The Millimetre Astronomy Legacy Team 90 GHz Survey,” Jackson, J.M., Rathborne, J. M., Foster, J. B., Whitaker, J. S., Sanhueza, P., Claysmith, C., Mascoop, J. L., Wienen, M., Breen, S. L., Herpin, F., and 45 coauthors, 2013, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Vol. 30, 57.

“The ‘Nessie’ Nebula: Cluster Formation in a Filamentary Infrared Dark Cloud,” Jackson, J.M., Finn, S.C., Chambers, E.T., Rathborne, J.M., Simon, R. 2010, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 719, 185.

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