Jack Wilson Print


  240-592-0397

  Jack.Wilson@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary geochemist; Nuclear spectroscopist

:  Planetary

  Lunar Prospector, NS, GRS, Mars Odyssey, GRS, MESSENGER, GRNS

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Astrophysics 2016 University of Durham
M.Sci. Physics 2011 University of Cambridge
B.A. Physics 2011 University of Cambridge

I am a planetary scientist specializing in the application of statistical data processing and image reconstruction techniques to remotely sensed data. Specifically, I apply these techniques to neutron and gamma ray spectroscopic data to improve their utility in inferring surface and near-subsurface composition of bodies without thick atmospheres.  Recently, I have used Lunar Prospector Gamma Ray Spectrometer data to investigate lunar silicic volcanism and Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer data to examine the global distribution of water on Mars. Currently, I am using Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer data to look at the global evolution of lunar composition and adapting statistical techniques for use with MESSENGER data.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mercury
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Moon
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Instruments and techniques
COMPUTATIONAL GEOPHYSICS Image processing
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Start Year End Year Description
2019 Current Senior Professional Staff I, JHU/APL
2016 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, JHU/APL
2012 2016 Postgraduate Research Assistant, University of Durham
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Patrick N. Peplowski, David J. Lawrence, Jack T. Wilson, (2020), Chemically distinct regions of Venus's atmosphere revealed by measured N2 concentrations, Nature Astronomy , https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1079-2

Jack T. Wilson, David J. Lawrence, Patrick N. Peplowski, Vincent R. Eke, Jacob A. Kegerreis, (2020), Space-based measurement of the neutron lifetime using data from the neutron spectrometer on NASA's MESSENGER mission, Physical Review Research , 2, 2, https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevresearch.2.023316

Csilla Orgel, Ernst Hauber, Stephan Gasselt, Dennis Reiss, Andreas Johnsson, Jason D. Ramsdale, Isaac Smith, Zuzanna M. Swirad, Antoine Séjourné, Jack T. Wilson, Matthew R. Balme, Susan J. Conway, Francois Costard, Vince R. Eke, Colman Gallagher, Ákos Kereszturi, Anna Łosiak, Richard J. Massey, Thomas Platz, James A. Skinner, Luis F. A. Teodoro, (2019), Grid Mapping the Northern Plains of Mars: A New Overview of Recent Water- and Ice-Related Landforms in Acidalia Planitia, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets , 124, 2, 454--482, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018je005664

Jack T. Wilson, David J. Lawrence, Patrick N. Peplowski, William C. Feldman, (2019), MESSENGER Gamma Ray Spectrometer and Epithermal Neutron Hydrogen Data Reveal Compositional Differences Between Mercury's Hot and Cold Poles, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets , 124, 3, 721--733, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018je005871

Jack T. Wilson and Vincent R. Eke and Richard J. Massey and Richard C. Elphic and William C. Feldman and Sylvestre Maurice and Luís F.A. Teodoro, (2018), Equatorial locations of water on Mars: Improved resolution maps based on Mars Odyssey Neutron Spectrometer data , Icarus , 299, 148 - 160, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103516306029

Patrick N. Peplowski and Jack T. Wilson and Andrew W. Beck and Morgan Burks and John O. Goldsten and David J. Lawrence, (2018), Characterizing near-surface elemental layering on Mars using gamma-ray spectroscopy: A proof-of-principle experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 415, 89 - 99, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168583X17309795

Wilson, J.~T. and Eke, V.~R. and Massey, R.~J. and Elphic, R.~C. and Jolliff, B.~L. and Lawrence, D.~J. and Llewellin, E.~W. and McElwaine, J.~N. and Teodoro, L.~F.~A., (2015), Evidence for explosive silicic volcanism on the Moon from the extended distribution of thorium near the Compton-Belkovich Volcanic Complex, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 120, 92-108

Wilson J. T. and Lawrence D. J. and Peplowski P. N. and Cahill J. T. S. and Eke V. R. and Massey R. J. and Teodoro L F. A., Image Reconstruction Techniques in Neutron and Gamma Ray Spectroscopy: Improving Lunar Prospector Data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 0, 0, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018JE005589

Lawrence David J. and Peplowski Patrick N. and Beck Andrew W. and Feldman William C. and Prettyman Thomas H. and Russell Chris T. and Toplis Michael J. and Wilson Jack T. and Ammannito Eleonora and Castillo-Rogez Julie C. and DeSanctis M. C. and Mest Scott C. and Neesemann Adrian, Compositional variability on the surface of 1 Ceres revealed through GRaND measurements of high-energy gamma rays, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 0, 0, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/maps.13124