George Zhou is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was a recipient of the NASA Hubble Fellowship, the CfA fellowship award and works as a member of the MIT-NASA led Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission science team.
George studied physics and astrophysics at the Australian National University and completed his Ph.D. on the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun in 2015. He is a member of numerous scientific collaborations and has contributed significantly to the discovery of dozens of exoplanets. Among his achievements, are the discovery of the hottest and most extreme planetary systems and the investigations into the formation and origins of the solar system.
His interest in astronomy was sparked during his time at Camberwell Grammar School and he remains an avid stargazer in his spare time. George contributes to outreach efforts at Harvard to encourage STEM participation amongst high school students.