Professor of High energy astrophysics
Jelle Kaastra is a Senior Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and a part-time Professor at Leiden University.
The interests of Jelle Kaastra lie within X-ray spectroscopy of active galactic nuclei (AGN’s), galaxy clusters and the intergalactic and interstellar medium.
Kaastra is principal investigator of the Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS) of the XMM-Newton, ESA's X-ray multi-mirror mission, and the Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (LETGS) from Chandra, NASA's mission for X-ray astronomy. He is also part of the advisory board of ASTRO-H, the new satellite of JAXA for X-ray astronomy.
- Senior Scientist