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POSITIONS HELD
Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-
University of Arizona
Project Scientist 2016-
Arizona Lenslets for Exoplanet Spectroscopy (ALES)
Instrument Scientist 2015-2017
Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI)
Research Assistant 2010-2015
University of Arizona
Data Analyst 2009-2010
Sonoma Technologies Inc.
Research Assistant 2006
UC Berkeley
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Arizona, Dept. of Astronomy 14 September 2015
Advisor: Josh Eisner
B.A., Astrophysics, The University of California, BerkeleyMay 2008
Advisor: Josh Bloom
Associate of Science, Santa Rosa Junior CollegeMay 2006
AWARDS
NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship2017
Arizona Technology Research Initiative for Optics/Imaging Fellowship2014-2015
Arizona Department of Astronomy Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship2013
Graduate Student Presentation Award, Four Corners Meeting of the APS2012
Daniel Edward Wark Scholarship, UC Berkeley2008
Science/Engineering Transferring Student Scholarship, SRJC2006
Retirees and Associates Scholarship, SRJC2006
Frank P. Doyle Scholarship, SRJC2003-2006
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Extrasolar Planets
How do planets form and evolve? To answer this question I conduct surveys to better understand the shape of the galactic planet population. I also conduct detailed spectroscopic observations of known systems to probe planet composition.
Protoplanetary Disks
Planets form from the dust, ice, and gas that make up protoplanetary disks, but the details of the process remain largely unconstrained by observations. My work utilizes powerful high-resolution techniques to study disks in detail, including adaptive optics-fed echelle spectroscopy and long-baseline infrared interferometry.
Supermassive Black Holes
Sgr A* ---the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy--- is the closest example of a low-luminosity active galactic nucleus. My work includes developing strategies to improve astrometric monitoring of the stars whose winds feed the black hole accretion flow, as well as statistical analysis of time-variable submillimeter emission to help constrain the physical processes giving rise to the variability.
Instrumentation
I develop instrumentation that will facilitate transformative discoveries in the study of planet formation. In particular, I work with thermal and mid-IR instruments that operate at the wavelengths where relatively cool exoplanets and warm circumplanetary material peak in flux. I am leading the effort to build a new, more sensitive, fringe tracker for LBTI which will facilitate direct probes of the planet formation process at 5 AU from stars in the Taurus star forming region.
ADVISING AND MENTORING
Steward Observatory Graduate Mentoring Program 2018-
Organized by the UA Astro grad council and the Tucson Women in Astronomy to provide support for graduate students. I currently mentor two UA grads.
Arizona Space Grants Program Advisor to Dominic Sanchez 2018-
This program competitively selects both interns and advisors to work on projects related to space science. One of the goals of the program is "To recruit and train professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, technology, and allied fields". Importantly, this program pays undergraduate interns, helping students create the space necessary to explore science as a job.
UA Undergraduate Research for Astronomy Majors Advisor to Buster Miscusi 2018-
Arizona Space Grants Program Advisor to Brandon Bass 2017-2018
Co-Advisor to UCSC Graduate Student Zack Briesemeister 2016-
Zack is writing his thesis using ALES, the LBTI thermal-infrared integral field spectrograph instrument that I lead as Project Scientist.
Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics Advisor to Laura Mayorga 2016
California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy and Research Education Advisor to Ben Kuhn 2015
The CAMPARE program provides paid summer research internships to undergraduates from minority serving institutions.
TEACHING
Guest Lecturer UA undergraduate course Astr 203 Fall 2018
Stars
Co-taught UA graduate course Astr 550 Spring 2018
Origin of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems
Guest Lecturer UA undergraduate course Astr 204 Fall 2015
Great Debates in Astronomy
Teaching Assistant Astr 204 Fall 2015
Guest Lecturer UA undergraduate course Astr 203 Spring 2015
Stars
Teaching Assistant Astr 203 Spring 2015
FIRST-AUTHOR REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
The LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2018, AJ, in press
L-Band Spectroscopy with Magellan-AO/Clio2: First Results on Young Low-Mass Companions
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2016, ApJ, 829, 39
Far Infrared Variability of Sagittarius A*: 25.5 Hours of Monitoring with Herschel
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2016, ApJ, 825, 32
Adaptive Optics imaging of VHS 1256-1257: A Low Mass Companion to a Brown Dwarf Binary System
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2016, ApJL, 818, L12
Variable Accretion Processes in the Young Binary-Star system UY Aur
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2014, ApJ, 792, 56
Disentangling Confused Stars at the Galactic Center with Long-baseline Infrared Interferometry
Jordan M. Stone, et al., 2012, ApJ, 754, 115
ADDITIONAL REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
High Spatial Resolution Thermal-Infrared Spectroscopy with ALES: Resolved Spectra of the Benchmark Brown Dwarf Binary HD 130948 BC
Zackery W. Briesemeister, Andrew J. Skemer, Jordan M. Stone, et al., AJ, submitted
Methane in Analogs of Young Directly Imaged Planets
Brittany E. Miles, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, AJ, in press
The TRENDS High-contrast Imaging Survey. VII, Discovery of a Nearby Sirius-like White Dwarf System (HD 169889)
Justin R. Crepp, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, AJ, 864, 42
Detection of Intrinsic Source Structure at ~3 Schwarzchild Radii with Millimeter-VLBI Observations of SAGITTARIUS A*
Ru-Sen, Lu, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, AJ, 859, 60
The HOSTS Survey ---Exozodiacal Dust Measurements for 30 Stars
S. Ertel, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, AJ, 155, 194
Persistent Asymmetric Structure of Sagittarius A* on Event Horizon Scales
V.L. Fish, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2016, ApJ, 820, 90
The LEECH Exoplanet Imaging Survey: Characterization of the Coldest Directly Imaged Exoplanet, GJ 504 b, and Evidence for Superstellar Metallicity
Andrew J. Skemer, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2016, ApJ, 817, 166
Time-monitoring observations of Brγ emission from young stars
J.A. Eisner, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2015, MNRAS, 447, 202
Constraining the sub-au-scale distribution of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gas around young stars with the Keck Interferometer
J.A. Eisner, L.A. Hillenbrand, Jordan M. Stone, 2014, MNRAS, 443, 1916
An 8 h characteristic time-scale in submillimetre light curves of Sagittarius A*
Jason Dexter, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2014, MNRAS, 442, 2797
Time-monitoring observations of the ro-vibrational overtone CO bands in young stars
J.A. Eisner, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2013, MNRAS, 434, 407
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS
On-sky operations with the ALES integral field spectrograph
Jordan M. Stone,et al., 2018, SPIE, 10702E, 3FS
MEAD: data reduction pipeline for ALES integral field spectrograph and LBTI thermal infrared calibration unit
Zackery Briesemeister, Andrew J. Skemer, Jordan M. Stone,et al., 2018, SPIE, 10702E, 2QB
ALES: overview and upgrades
Andrew J. Skemer, Phil Hinz, Jordan M. Stone,et al., 2018, SPIE, 10702E, 0CS
Towards controlled Fizeau observations with the Large Binocular Telescope
Eckhart Spalding, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, SPIE, 10701E, 0CS
The HOSTS survey for exo-zodiacal dust: preliminary results and future prospects
S. Ertel, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2018, SPIE, 10698E, 1VE
Simultaneous water vapor and dry air optical path length measurements and compensation with the large binocular telescope interferometer
D. Defrere, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2016, SPIE, 9907E, 1GD
Overview of LBTI: a multipurpose facility for high spatial resolution observations
P.M. Hinz, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2016, SPIE, 9907E, 04H
Exoplanet science with the LBTI: instrument status and plans
D. Defrere, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2015, SPIE, 9605E, 1GD
First light with ALES: A 2-5 micron adaptive optics Integral Field Spectrograph for the LBT
Andrew J. Skemer, et al. (including Jordan M. Stone), 2015, SPIE, 9605E, 1DS

27 Nov 2018