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Informational Email 2009-05
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The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology invites you for an upcoming lecture on Astrophysics: Unraveling the Distant Universe through the Hubble and James Webb Telescopes

By Rogier Windhorst
Regent's Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona
State University

Wednesday, 11 March 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Royal Netherlands Embassy
4200 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Rogier Windhorst's research lies in astronomy, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic dark ages and the epoch of First Light, and astronomical instrumentation. His research has led to new understandings of how the universe first began. Rogier Windhorst 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. 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. He is one of the six Interdisciplinary Scientists for Hubble's successor, NASA's 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2013. His group at ASU plans to use JWST to map the epoch of First Light in detail.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

This event is free of charge. Please RSVP before March 5th at rsvp at