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Walter Jaffe

Professor

Name
Prof.dr. W.J. Jaffe
Telephone
+31 71 527 5737
E-mail
jaffe@strw.leidenuniv.nl

Walter Jaffe is Professor at Leiden University and Professor Instrumental Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam.

More information about Walter Jaffe

Walter Jaffe's interests are AGN accretion disks, molecular gas in cooling flows, nuclear structures in early galaxies and infrared interferometry. ​

In 1983, Jaffe proposed the Jaffe Profile. The Jaffe Profile is a mathematical function that is used to describe the distribution of mass or light in ellipitcal galaxies and the bulges of spiral galaxies.  Its usefulness derives from the fact that it accurately reproduces a de Vaucouleurs profile when projected onto the sky.

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Huygens
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Room number 1116a

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