Arizona State University   School of Earth & Space Exploration

Rolf Jansen's research focuses on ground- and space-based ultraviolet–mid-infrared broad- and narrow-band surface photometry and spectroscopy of relatively nearby galaxies. His aim is to study their content and to unravel their formation and assembly histories as a function of galaxy type, luminosity, and cosmic environment, and to track the hierarchical assembly of galaxies over time to the present. He served as Instrument Scientist for a NASA concept study into a next-generation UV–optical space telescope, provided input and support to the James Webb Space Telescope project, and is currently a member of a WFIRST Science Investigation Team.
He also provides computer and astronomical data analysis support within the SESE Cosmology Initiative.


School of Earth and Space Exploration
550 E. Tyler Mall, PSF-686   (P.O.Box 871404)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1404
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