A research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His areas of research include terrestrial climate modeling, atomic and molecular inelastic interactions, detection of extra-solar planetary systems, long-term brightness variation of the Sun, magnetic variability in the Sun and Solar-type stars, and work with adaptive optics for the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory.
Dr. Soon's Ph.D. (1991) in aerospace engineering is from the University of Southern California. Both his undergraduate and Masters of Science degrees are also from USC. He is a visiting scientist at the George C. Marshall Institute and an astronomer at Mount Wilson Observatory.
Dr. Soon is the author or co-author of 27 papers in the refereed scientific literature and a contributor to several books and magazines. He is a contributing editor to World Climate Report and member of the American Astrophysical Society, American Geophysical Union, and International Astronomical Union.
Dr. Soon failed to disclose extensive funding from the fossil fuel industry (Democracy Now!, Feb 2015, https://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/25/climate_deniers_exposed_top_scientist_got