Rolf A. Jansen
Ph.D., University of Groningen, 2000
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 Roman Space
Telescope (formerly WFIRST) Science Investigation Team.
Dr. Jansen also provides computer and astronomical data analysis support
within the SESE Cosmology Initiative.