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Rogier Windhorst

Regents' Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Biography

Rogier Windhorst's research is in astronomy, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic dark ages and the epoch of First Light, and astronomical instrumentation. Since the early 1990's, his group at ASU has contributed significantly to unraveling the formation and evolution of distant galaxies with the Hubble Space Telescope, and the role that supermassive black holes and Active Galactic Nuclei have played in the process of galaxy assembly. He is one of the world's six Interdisciplinary Scientists for NASA's 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to be launched in 2018. His group at ASU plans to use JWST to map the epoch of First Light in detail. 

Fax
480-965-6362
Education
  • Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Leiden 1984
  • M.Sc. Astronomy and Physics, University of Leiden 1979
  • B.Sc. Astronomy, Physics and Mathematics, University of Leiden 1976
Research Interests

Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Space Sciences, Telescope and Instrument Design, NASA Space Missions, Hubble Space Telescope, James Webb Space Telescope. Details can be found in my CV on: http://www.asu.edu/clas/hst/CV/windhorstCV.pdf
 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
PHY 495Project Research
AST 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
AST 584Internship
SES 692Research
SES 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 112Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
AST 584Internship
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
SES 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
SES 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
SES 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 692Research
SES 792Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
SES 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
GLG 592Research
AST 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
AST 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 592Research
AST 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
AST 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
AST 792Research
GLG 792Research
AST 799Dissertation
GLG 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
GLG 592Research
AST 599Thesis
AST 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
AST 592Research
GLG 592Research
GLG 599Thesis
AST 599Thesis
AST 692Research
GLG 692Research
GLG 792Research
AST 792Research
GLG 799Dissertation
AST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 112Intro Stars, Galaxies & Cosmo
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
AST 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
AST 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
AST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
AST 499Individualized Instruction
AST 592Research
AST 692Research
AST 792Research
AST 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • R. Windhorst. The James Webb Space Telescope and its Promise: What JWST will do after Hubble --- when 1+1 \>\> 2. ASU Origins Symposium (Cave Creek, AZ) (Apr 4009).
  • R. Windhorst. How will JWST measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly in the post WMAP-7 and WFC3 era. University of California (Berkeley, CA) (Dec 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. Observing AGN Growth with HST and JWST: When during Galaxy Assembly did AGN Growth take place?. University of Hawaii (Honolulu, HI) (Nov 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. Lunar Robotic Science Workshop (Boulder, CO). Lunar Robotic Science Workshop (Boulder, CO) (Oct 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. Unraveling the Distant Universe with the NASA Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. Saguaro Astronomy Club (Phoenix, AZ) (Oct 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. How will the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. ASU Earth \& Space Exploration (Tempe, AZ) (Sep 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. Observing AGN Growth with HST and JWST: When during Galaxy Assembly did AGN Growth take place?. Workshop on Galaxy/Black Hole Co-Evolution (Hangzhou, China) (Jun 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. When during galaxy assembly did SMBH growth take place: What has WFC3 done on weak AGN, \& what will JWST do. Austin Workshop on "First Stars Stars and Galaxies" (Austin, TX) (Mar 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. Deep NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image Analysis, and its Applications to Medical Imaging. Arizona Imaging \& Microanalysis Society Conference (Tempe, AZ) (Mar 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. The Era of JWST: Measuring First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly from the L2 Zodi Environment. Irvine Workshop on "The View from 5 AU" (UC Irvine, CA) (Mar 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. How will JWST measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly in the post WMAP-7 and WFC3 era?. Aspen Workshop on "The High Redshift Universe" (Aspen, CO) (Feb 2010).
  • R. Windhorst H. How will JWST measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly in the post WMAP-7 and WFC3 era?. Aspen Workshop on "The High Redshift Universe" (Aspen, CO) (Feb 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. The New Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Early Release Science (ERS) images. American Astronomical Society Press Talk (Washington DC) (Jan 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. The New Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Early Release Science (ERS) images. American Astronomical Society Press Talk (Washington DC) (Jan 2010).
  • R. Windhorst. How JWST will measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly --- and a preview from HST/WFC3. ESF Conference on "The Origin of Galaxies" (Obergurgl, Austria) (Dec 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. &The WFC3 ERS data: Panchromatic Faint Object Counts from 0.2--2 microns wavelength to AB$\simeq$26--27 mag. Wide Field Camera 3 SOC Science Meeting (STScI, Baltimore) (Nov 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. First Results from the new Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3: Panchromatic Astronomy. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ; Guest lecture) (Sep 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. &How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) (Jun 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. ASU Cosmology Initiative (Mar 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. Unraveling the Distant Universe with the NASA/ESA Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes. Royal Netherlands Embassy Public Lecture Series (Washington DC) (Mar 2009).
  • R. Windhorst et al. (7 poster papers). 213st Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (Jan 2009).
  • R. Windhorst et al. (30 poster papers). 215st Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (Jan 2009).
  • R. Windhorst. Future Key Projects on the Extended-VLA: Synergy with other Missions \& Projects (led panel discussion). Next Decade's Radio Astronomy Workshop (NRAO, Socorro, NM) (Dec 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. High-Precision Galaxy Surveys \& Catalogs: JWST \& Beyond. Great Surveys in Astrophysics Workshop (Santa Fe, NM) (Nov 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. When during Galaxy Assembly did AGN Growth take place, and which Ended Reionization?. University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) (Jul 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK) (Jul 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. Kavli Reionization Workshop (Beijing, China) (Jul 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. When during Galaxy Assembly did AGN Growth take place, and which Ended Reionization?. Beijing Univ./Astrophysics Center (Beijing, China) (Jul 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. When during Galaxy Assembly did AGN Growth take place, and which Ended Reionization?. Southern Cross Astrophys. Conf. (Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia) (Jun 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of Sydney (Sydney, NSW, Australia) (Jun 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of California (Los Angeles, CA) (Mar 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. GiGa: The Billion Galaxy Survey --- the Future of HI Surveys with the Square Kilometer Array. Arecibo Radio Observatory (Arecibo, Puerto Rico) (Feb 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. Oxford University (Oxford, UK) (Jan 2008).
  • R. Windhorst. Synergy between the Thirty Meter Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope: When 1 + 1 > 2. University of California (Irvine, CA) (Jul 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) (May 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. Galaxy Assembly and Supermassive Black Hole Growth: Did they go hand-in-hand and which Ended Reionization?. University of Washington (Seattle, WA) (May 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. Did Galaxy Assembly and Supermassive Black-Hole Growth go Hand in Hand?. University of California (Riverside, CA) (Apr 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. Carnegie Observatories/Caltech (Pasadena, CA) (Apr 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) (Feb 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of California (Riverside, CA) (Feb 2007).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. University of California (Davis, CA) (Nov 2006).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. NRAO (Charlottesville, VA) (Oct 2006).
  • R. Windhorst. High Resolution Observations of High Redshift Galaxies. 26th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (Beijing, China) (Jul 2006).
  • R. Windhorst. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. Beijing Astronomical Observatory (Beijing, China) (Jul 2006).
  • R. Windhorst. HST imaging of nearby galaxies in the mid-UV and near-IR: Benchmarks for High Redshift Galaxy Classifications. Beijing Univ./Astrophysics Center (Beijing, China) (Jul 2006).
  • Gardner, J, Mather, J, Clampin, M, Doyon, R, Greenhouse, M, Hammel, H, Hutchings, J, Jakobsen, P, Lilly, S, Long, K, Lunine, J, McCaughrean, M, Mountain, M, Nella, J, Rieke, G, Rieke, M, Rix, H, Smith, E, Sonneborn, G, Stiavelli, M, Stockman, H, Windhorst, Rogier, Wright, G. Science with the James Webb Space Telescope. Proc. SPIE, "Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter" (Jun 2006).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. The Case for Early Release Science WFC3 programs: Map Reionization at z<8--9 and Galaxy Assembly at z<5. NASA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 meeting (May 2006).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. The James Webb Space Telescope: How can it measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. East Valley Astronomy Club (Apr 2006).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. Studying First Light and the Cosmic Dark Ages from beyond the Earth. Geological Society of America (Aug 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. Did AGN Growth and Galaxy Assembly Go Hand-in-hand?. Lorentz Center Workshop (Aug 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Cohen, S, Straughn, A, Ryan Jr, R, Hathi, N, Jansen, R, Koekemoer, A, Pirzkal, N, Xu, C, Mobasher, B, Malhotra, S, Strolger, L, Rhoads, J. Did Galaxy Assembly and Supermassive Black-Hole Growth go hand-in-hand ?. Proceedings of the Leiden/Lorentz Workshop on "QSO Host Galaxies: Evolution and Environments'' (Aug 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. How will the JWST short wavelength performance affect faint galaxy parameters?. Royal Observatory/JWST SWG mtg (Jun 2005).
  • Olson, J, Burnett, L, Taylor, V, Windhorst, Rogier, Targovnik, J, Herman, R. Morphological Alteration of Small Cutaneous Neurons in Morbidly Obese Subjects. Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society Annual Meeting (May 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. The Generation-X Vision Mission: The Next Generation X-ray Space Telescope. First Light/Reionization Workshop (May 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. How can the James Webb Space Telescope measure First Light, Reionization, and Galaxy Assembly?. First Light/Reionization Workshop (May 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Cameron, R, Brissenden, R, Elvis, M, Fabbiano, G, Gorenstein, P, Reid, P, Schwartz, D, Bautz, M, Figueroa-Feliciano, E, Petre, R, White, N, Zhang, W. Generation-X: an X-ray Observatory designed to observe First Light Objects. UC Irvine Workshop on "First Light & Reionization: Theoretical Study & Experimental Detection'' (May 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Cohen, S, Jansen, R, Conselice, C, Yan, H. How JWST can measure First Light, Reionization and Galaxy Assembly. UC Irvine Workshop on "First Light & Reionization: Theoretical Study and Experimental Detection'' (May 2005).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. A study of of Galaxy Assembly and Black Hole Growth in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Arizona/Heidelberg Symposium (Dec 2004).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. A study of of Galaxy Assembly and Black Hole Growth in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. JWST/SWG Mtg/Astrium Aerospace (Oct 2004).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. How can the James Webb Space Telescope Measure First Light, Reionization and Galaxy Assembly?. South Africa Conference on "Galaxy Structure" (Bakubung Conference) (Jun 2004).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. HST Imaging of Nearby Galaxies in the mid-UV and near-IR: A synoptic View of Galaxy Structure. South Africa Conference on "Galaxy Structure" (Bakubung Conference) (Jun 2004).
  • Gardner, J, Mather, J, Clampin, M, Greenhouse, M, Hammel, H, Hutchings, J, Jakobsen, P, Lilly, S, Lunine, J, McCaughrean, M, Mountain, M, Rieke, G, Rieke, M, Smith, E, Stiavelli, M, Stockman, H, Windhorst, Rogier, Wright, G. The Science Requirements of the James Webb Space Telescope. Proc. SPIE (Jun 2004).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Taylor, V, Jansen, R. HST mid-UV Imaging of Nearby Galaxies. The New South Africa Conference on "Penetrating Bars through Masks of Cosmic Dust" (Jun 2004).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. Constraints to the Luminosity Function at z=6 and the Likely Culprits of Reionization. University of Leiden (Jul 2003).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. Constraints to the Luminosity Function at z=6 and the Likely Culprits of Reionization. University of Groningen (Jun 2003).
  • Windhorst, Rogier. The MicroJansky and NanoJansky Population. Leiden/Lorentz Workshop on "High-Redshift Radio Galaxies - Past, Present and Future'' (Nov 2002).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Cohen, S, Jansen, R, Odewahn, S, Driver, S, Hopkins, A. The expected natural confusion limit for the Next Generation Space Telescope and for the Square Kilometer Array. 36th ASA mtg, Mollymook, Australia (Jul 2002).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Odewahn, S, Burg, C, Cohen, S, Waddington, I. Young and Old Galaxies at High Redshift. New South Africa Conference on "Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology" (Sep 1999).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Abraham, R, Buta, R, Elmegreen, B, Freeman, K, Greenberg, M, Illingworth, G, Sanders, D. Leaving the Dark Ages: Unmasking the Mask Conference Summary. The New South Africa Conference on Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology (Sep 1999).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Hopkins, A, Richards, E, Waddington, I. The Vigor of Radio Astronomy at Hy Age: A Review of Faint Radio Source Populations. The Hy-Redshift Universe: Galaxy Formation and Evolution at High Redshift, ASP Conf. Ser (Jun 1999).
  • Windhorst, Rogier, Waddington, I. Nature and Evolution of Faint Radio Source Populations. The Birth of Galaxies, Proc. of the Xth Rencontres de Blois (Jul 1998).