"Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." -Isidore of Sevillet

Jake Turner

Graduate Student
Department of Astronomy
University of Virginia

Hello! My name is Jake Turner and I am currently an astronomy graduate student at the University of Virgina. My research interests include solar system planets/moons and exoplanets. I'm currently working with Dr. Robert Johnson. I'm studying magnetic fields and exomoons of exoplanets. In addition, I just recently started doing research on the Io Torus around Jupiter.

See my main website here:https://sites.google.com/site/astrojaketurner. More info about my research, publications, and codes developed can be found there.

I received my undergraduate degree in Astronomy & Physics from the University of Arizona in 2011. After graduation I worked with Dr. Caitin Griffith at the Lunar and Planeatary Labortatory for two years. My research focused on the studying the methane cycle of Titan and constraining magnetic fields on exoplanets.

I'm originally from Walsenburg, Colorado. Besides astronomy, I enjoy volunteering, dancing, traveling, reading and theatre. I’m a huge advocate for environmental activism. My biggest hobby would be photography.