About

After a year as a physics major at the University of Maryland, I added astronomy as my second degree and haven’t looked back since. I’m currently a first-year graduate student here at the Institute for Astronomy. In addition to my love for astronomy, I enjoy hiking, sports, and musicals.

I am currently working with Ben Shappee and the ASAS-SN team on multi-wavelength photometric and spectroscopic follow-up of tidal disruption events. My research interests also include a number of topics related to AGN, including outflows, X-ray spectroscopy, and multi-wavelength variability.

I also enjoy sharing the amazing things happening in astronomy with the community. I’m involved in multiple outreach opportunities including Mauna Kea Scholars, the AAS Ambassadors Program, and writing for Astrobites.

Research

Publications

  • Ionization Mechanisms in Quasar Outflows (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019ApJ...881...31H/abstract)
  • Examining a Peak-luminosity/Decline-rate Relationship for Tidal Disruption Events (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020ApJ...894L..10H/abstract)
  • Discovery and Follow-up of ASASSN-19dj: An X-ray and UV Luminous TDE in an Extreme Post-Starburst Galaxy (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv200606690H/abstract)
  • The Rise and Fall of ASASSN-18pg: Following a TDE from Early to Late Times (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020ApJ...898..161H/abstract)
  • ASASSN-14ko is a Periodic Nuclear Transient in ESO 253-G003 (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv200903321P/abstract)

Teaching

I’ve been a teaching assistant for:

  • ASTR 110L (non-major astronomy lab)
  • ASTR 110 (non-major astronomy lecture)

Activities

  • Astrobites Writer
  • Graduate Admission Representative (2020-2021)
  • Advised REU student (Summer 2020)
  • Graduate Colloquium Representative (2019-2020)
  • American Astronomical Society (AAS)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS)

Jason T. Hinkle

Graduate Student
B.S. Physics, University of Maryland
B.S. Astronomy, University of Maryland
IfA Mānoa,