Assistant professor of physics; Class of 1942 Career Development Professor
areas of expertise: exoplanets (planets around other stars), astronomy and astrophysics
Josh Winn graduated from MIT in 1994 with SB and SM degrees in physics. After spending a year as a Fulbright Scholar in the U.K., at Cambridge University, he returned to MIT as a Hertz Fellow.
While in graduate school, he worked in medical physics, condensed-matter physics and astrophysics, and wrote for the science section of the Economist. He earned a PhD in physics in 2001, and subsequently held NSF and NASA postdoctoral fellowships at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He has been an assistant professor of physics at MIT since 2006.
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