Carol Jones, Professor

Carol Jones

Contact Information

Office: PAB 202, NCB 240F
Tel: 519 661-2111
ext 86709 (PAB)
ext 86153 (NCB)

Personal web page

Research Areas

Circumstellar Disk-like Distributions of Material
Computational Astrophysics
Emission-line stars
Be stars

Research Interests

The study of disks surrounding massive stars offers a wonderful test-bed of physics that can teach us about many different phenomena.

Currently, my research focuses on the physical conditions in these disks to understand how they form and on the effects these systems have on their surroundings.


  1. Jones, C. E., “Ultraviolet Spectropolarimetry: on the origin of rapidly rotating B stars”, Astrophysics and Space Science, vol. 367, no. 12, 2022. doi:10.1007/s10509-022-04127-5.
  2. Suffak, M., Jones, C. E., and Carciofi, A. C., “Growth and dissipation of Be star discs in misaligned binary systems”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 509, no. 1, pp. 931–944, 2022. doi:10.1093/mnras/stab3024.
  3. Ghoreyshi, M. R., Jones, C. E., and Granada, A., “Angular momentum loss rates in Be stars determined by the viscous decretion disc model”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 518, no. 1, pp. 30–38, 2023. doi:10.1093/mnras/stac3084.
  4. Marr, K. C., Jones, C. E., Tycner, C., Carciofi, A. C., and Silva, A. C. F., “The Role of Disk Tearing and Precession in the Observed Variability of Pleione”, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 928, no. 2, 2022. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac551b.

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  • 2010 Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • Faculty of Science Outreach Award, 2010 (awarded to entire Astronomy group)

Professional Activities

  • Associate Dean (Faculty and Staff Relations and Infrastructure), Western University Faculty of Science
  • Chair of Div. G / Comm. 27-29-42 / WG – Active B Stars
  • Canadian Astronomical Society (full member)
  • American Astronomical Society (full member)