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Biography

Jeff Grube completed his PhD in high energy astrophysics at the University of Leeds in 2007. Following a postdoctoral position at University College Dublin (2008-2009), he was then a joint postdoc at the Adler Planetarium and the University of Chicago (2009-2015). The primary instrument he worked on was VERITAS, an array of gamma-ray telescopes in Arizona, focusing on particle acceleration in the jets of active galaxies, shocked regions of supernova remnants, in addition to the search for Dark Matter annihilation signals. While in Chicago, Jeff led many outreach efforts with the museum public at the Adler Planetarium, and with school groups. Then, Jeff was a Lecturer at Stevens Institute of Technology where he developed and taught several modules in Astrophysics, Classical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods (2015-2017). Jeff joined King’s in Autumn 2017.