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Jay Farihi

Jay Farihi is an Associate Professor of Astrophysics at University College London. He completed his PhD in Physics at the University of California at Los Angeles while working on infrared astronomy and substellar objects. This was followed by postdoctoral positions at Gemini North in Hawaii, and the University of Leicester. In 2012, he was one of the first recipients of the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship which he held at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He joined the faculty at UCL soon thereafter, where he has continued to highlight the utility of white dwarf stars to understand a range of astrophysical problems. His interests include the formation and evolution of stars over the age of the Galaxy, the influence of binary and low-mass companions, as well as the assembly and fate of planetary systems.