Research Scientist (Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology)
Ph.D., Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands), 2000
Personal web-page: www.public.asu.edu/~rjansen
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.
Windhorst, R, Cohen, S, Jansen, Rolf, Odewahn, S, Driver, S, Kawata, D, Gibson, B, Gardner, J, Hopkins, A. Object Sizes from Reionization to the Present, and the Natural Confusion Limit Expected in Ultradeep Surveys. 201st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle WA, Jan 5--9