The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Jim, primarily an embedded systems software developer, returned to MIT after a 14-year walk-about exploring the world of fiber optics start-ups (Lightchip), small manned spaceflight experiments (Payload Systems/Aurora Flight Sciences), and unmanned aerial vehicles (Aurora Flight Sciences). Prior to these excursions, Jim worked at MIT in the 1990's, working instrument flight software for RXTE, Chandra/ACIS and HETE-2.