James R. A. Davenport


Associate Director
Research Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Time domain, stars, SETI, photometry, spectroscopy, public outreach and videos


I am a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Astronomy, and Associate Director of the DIRAC Institute. My research program focuses on studying time domain, large survey astronomy, with an emphasis on magnetically active stars in surveys like Kepler, ZTF, and TESS. I also am developing projects around technosignatures/SETI in large surveys.