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RAY JAYAWARDHANA, formerly a professor and the Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, is dean of the faculty of science at York University. A graduate of Yale and Harvard, he has co-authored over 100 scientific papers. His discoveries have made headlines worldwide and have brought him numerous accolades, such as the Steacie Prize, the McLean Award, the Rutherford Medal and the Radcliffe Fellowship. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Scientific American and other publications. The author of Strange New Worlds, he lives in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter @DrRayJay and on the web at rayjay.net.

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