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Jelle Kaastra

Professor of High energy astrophysics

Prof.dr. J.S. Kaastra
+31 71 527 8124

Jelle Kaastra is a Senior Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research and a part-time Professor at Leiden University.

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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.

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Professor of High energy astrophysics

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2333 CA Leiden
Room number 423



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