Carol Jones, Professor

Carol Jones

Contact Information

Office: PAB 202
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext 86709

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. "On the Intrinsic Continuum Linear Polarization of Classical Be Stars: The Effects of Metallicity and One-armed Density Perturbations", Halonen , R.J. & Jones, C. E.  2013ApJS..208....3H
  2. "Using Photometry to Probe the Circumstellar Environment of δ Scorpii", Jones, C. E., Wiegert, P. A., Tycner, C., Henry, G. W.,  Cyr, R. P.,  Halonen, R. J., Muterspaugh, M. W.  2013AJ....145..142J
  3. "On the Intrinsic Continuum Linear Polarization of Classical Be Stars during Disk Growth and Dissipation", Halonen , R.J. & Jones, C. E. 2013ApJ...765...17H
  4. "Computing the Continuum Polarization from Thomson Scattering in Gaseous Circumstellar Disks", Halonen, R. J., Mackay, F. E. & Jones, C. E.  2013ApJS..204...11H
  5. "Modeling Circumstellar Disks of B-type Stars with Observations from the Palomar Testbed Interferometer", Grzenia, B. J., Tycner, C., Jones, C. E., Rinehart, S. A., van Belle, G. T.,  Sigut, T. A. A. 2013AJ....145..141G
  6. "The Effect of Density on the Thermal Structure of Gravitationally Darkened Be Star Disks", McGill, M. A., Sigut, T. A. A. & Jones, C. E. 2013ApJS..204....2M

[Please see this link for a Complete Publications Listing]


Astronomy 1021: Introductory Astronomy
Introductory Physics 1301/1032

Astronomy 9606: Radiative Processes in Astrophysics
Pedagogical Reading Group in Science 


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

Professional Activities

  • Chair of Div. G / Comm. 27-29-42 / WG – Active B Stars
  • Canadian Astronomical Society (full member)
  • American Astronomical Society (full member)