Ray Jayawardhana

Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Dean of Science
York University

What He Studies

The origins and diversity of planetary systems and the prospects for life in the universe, using many of the world’s largest telescopes.

in the news

Listen Up, It’s Neutrino Time

Believe me, no other particle comes close to matching the incredibly colorful and quirky personality of the neutrino, or promises to reveal as much about a mind-boggling array of natural phenomena, both subatomic and cosmic.
— The New York Times


Is Life on Earth Unique?

From finding unusual creatures on Earth to spying life’s building blocks beyond our solar system, Ray Jayawardhana examines what we know about the nature of life’s uniqueness, and the possibility of its existence in faraway realms such as extrasolar planets
— Physics World



York University
Lumbers Building, 355
115 Ottawa Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3J 1P3

Email: rayjay@yorku.ca