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James Jackman

School Of Earth & Space Explor
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004

I work with Prof Evgenya Shkolnik to study the magnetic activity of stars ranging from those like our Sun right down to the brown dwarf boundary. I'm particularly interested in stellar flares, explosive magnetic reconnection events which emit radiation from radio up to X-ray wavelengths. My work involves finding and characterising these intense events, in order to better understand how often they occur and the amount of energy they release in different wavelengths. This knowledge can then be applied to our understanding of the effects of flares on the habitability of exoplanets. My work has been featured in the internatonal press and I'm always happy to discuss recent findings or future ideas with the press and scientific community alike.

I was formerly a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, working with Prof Peter Wheatley.




PhD, University of Warwick, 2020

MPhys (Hons), University of Manchester, 2016


Jackman et al (2021b) - "Stellar flares detected with the Next Generation Transit Survey"

Jackman et al (2021a) - "Stellar flares from blended and neighbouring stars in Kepler short cadence observations"

Jackman et al (2020) - "NGTS clusters survey - II. White-light flares from the youngest stars in Orion"

Jackman et al (2019c), "NGTS-7Ab: An ultra-short period brown dwarf transiting a tidally-locked and active M star"

Jackman et al (2019b), "Detection of a giant white-light flare on an L2.5 dwarf with the Next Generation Transit Survey"

Jackman et al (2019a), "Detection of a giant flare displaying quasi-periodic pulsations from a pre-main sequence M star with NGTS"

Jackman et al (2018), "Ground-based detection of G star superflares with NGTS"


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