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About the Author - Pg. 259

about the author RAY JAYAWARDHANA is a Professor and Canada Re- search Chair in Observational Astrophysics at the Univer- sity of Toronto. A graduate of Yale and Harvard and a recent winner of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, he uses many of the world's largest telescopes to explore planetary ori- gins and diversity. He is the author of over eighty papers in scientific journals. His discoveries have made head- lines worldwide, including in Newsweek, Washington Post, NewYorkTimes, GlobeandMail, SydneyMorning H erald, BBC, NPR and CBC, and have led to numerous ac- colades such as the Steacie Prize. He is an award-winning writer whose articles have appeared in The Economist, ScientificAmerican,NewScientist,Astronomy,andSky