UVU PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Joe Jensen

Joe Jensen

Professor - Physics

Office: PS-203C

Phone: 801-863-8666

Mailstop: 179

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BIOGRAPHY

I am enthusiastic about sharing the wonders of the universe with my students. My astronomy research centers around the extragalactic distance scale, trying to understand the size of the universe so we can understand where we came from and predict how it will evolve in the future.

I studied astronomy at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I then worked at the Gemini Observatory for 12 years, where I was instrument specialist for NIRI and served as head of the instrumentation program at Gemini overseeing the development of several new instruments and instrument design studies. At UVU, I measure the expansion rate of the universe using WFC3/IR infrared data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini MCAO system GeMS.

I currently serve as the Managing Editor for the Conference Series published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. It is my privilege to contribute to the ASP's mission by publishing many of the latest astronomical results in the ASP's Conference Series, which attempts to capture and communicate the most recent advances in astronomy and share them with the professional astronomical community around the world.

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