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Rogier Windhorst is an astronomer and a professor of physics and astronomy at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D in astronomy in 1984 form 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].

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[2].


1. ^ Derra, Skip (2003-03-31). Peering at galaxies gives professor a long-term perspective. Retrieved on 2007-06-13.

2. ^ Windhorst, Rogier A. & Taylor, Violet A., "Hubble Space Telescope Survey of the Mid-Ultraviolet Morphology of Nearby Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (no. 143): 113-158


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