Rogier Windhorst

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Rogier Windhorst
Rogier Windhorst
Born 1955
Nationality Dutch
Fields Astronomy
Institutions Arizona State University
Alma mater University of Leiden

Rogier Arnold Windhorst (born 1955) is an astronomer and a professor of physics and astronomy at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D in astronomy in 1984 from the University of Leiden and did post doctorate work at Mt.Wilson and Las Campanas Observatories. He currently serves as associate chair at Arizona State and is among six Arizona state faculty who were awarded Regents Professor appointments in 2006; he presides over the School of Earth and Space Exploration at the university.[1] In 2008, he became Foundation Professor of Astrophysics at Arizona State University and Co-Director of the ASU Cosmology Initiative.[2]

Windhorst has authored over 100 published scientific papers and has given over 125 lectures at seminars. His research has led to new understandings of how the universe first began. He also studies black holes. His research focuses on Astrophysics and Space Science, and he is the principal investigator of the Hubble space telescope mid-UV bright galaxy survey.[3] He is one of the six Interdisciplinary Scientists worldwide for the James Webb Space Telescope, and member of the JWST Flight Science Working Group. Windhorst is involved in planning the JWST science performance, and in critical oversights of its entire design and construction phase.[2]


  1. ^ Derra, Skip (2003-03-31). "Peering at galaxies gives professor a long-term perspective". Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b Windhorst, Rogier Arnold. "CURRICULUM VITAE" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ Windhorst, Rogier A.; Taylor, Violet A.; Jansen, Rolf A.; Odewahn, Stephen C.; Chiarenza, Claudia A. T.; Conselice, Christopher J.; De Grijs, Richard; De Jong, Roelof S.; MacKenty, John W.; Eskridge, Paul B.; Frogel, Jay A.; Gallagher, John S., III; Hibbard, John E.; Matthews, Lynn D.; O'Connell, Robert W. (2002). "Hubble Space Telescope Survey of the Mid-Ultraviolet Morphology of Nearby Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 143 (143): 113–158. Bibcode:2002ApJS..143..113W. arXiv:astro-ph/0204398Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/341556. 

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