Jon Willis


Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi(

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Victoria.

As an astronomer I study the physical contents of the Universe and my research covers many aspects of cosmology and astrophysics.

I am particularly interested in giant clusters of galaxies both for what they can tell us about the large-scale properties of the Universe and the astrophysics of galaxy evolution.

I have recently published All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life. This is a popular science book and is published by Yale University Press.