Jonathan has been working as an observing assistant at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory’s telescope since 2015, and as a research associate at the OMM’s Experimental Astrophysics Laboratory since 2018.
After his studies in music, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physics at Bishop’s University. He continued his graduate studies in physics at the Université de Montréal in astronomical instrumentation under the supervision of René Doyon. During his Master’s, he worked on an optical simulator for NIRISS, one of the four scientific instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. In addition to his Master’s project, he also participated in the development of the PESTO camera, a new instrument developed at the Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets. He developed the control software, the graphic interface, and took part in the mechanical development of the new instrument.