Dr. Tess Jaffe

Dr. Tess Jaffe

  • Research AST, Fields and Particles
  • 301.286.8904
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 660.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    I'm an astrophysicist in HEASARC/LAMBDA data center at GSFC to support both the high energy astrophysics and CMB communities. I have previously worked in software support for high energy astrophysics missions before pursuing a PhD project studying the shape of the Universe using the CMB anisotropies. My recent research focus has been on using multi-wavelength and multi-messenger information to model the large-scale magnetic fields in our Galaxy. I'm a founding member and co-PI of the IMAGINE Consortium. See our white paper in JCAP for a summary of our goals and the different areas of astrophysics that are connected to the project. IMAGINE is developing a number of sub-projects, both short- and long-term, that will soon be listed on the IMAGINE Consortium web site.

     

    Positions/Employment

    7/2016 - 2020

    Assistant research scientist

    University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC),
    2009 - 2016

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France
    2006 - 2009

    Postdoctoral researcher

    Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics (JBCA), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    4/2020 - Present

    Research scientist

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    1999 - 2003

    Programmer/analyst

    Raytheon Int'l and SP Systems, Integral Science Data Center (ISDC), Versoix, Switzerland
    1997 - 1999

    Programmer/analyst

    Hughes STX and Raytheon, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    2006: PhD in Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt, Munich, Germany and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany

    1996: MS in Physics, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

    1995: BS in Applied Mathematics, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

    Brief Bio

    I'm an astrophysicist in HEASARC/LAMBDA data center at GSFC to support both the high energy astrophysics and CMB communities. I have previously worked in software support for high energy astrophysics missions before pursuing a PhD project studying the shape of the Universe using the CMB anisotropies. My recent research focus has been on using multi-wavelength and multi-messenger information to model the large-scale magnetic fields in our Galaxy. I'm a founding member and co-PI of the IMAGINE Consortium. See our white paper in JCAP for a summary of our goals and the different areas of astrophysics that are connected to the project. IMAGINE is developing a number of sub-projects, both short- and long-term, that will soon be listed on the IMAGINE Consortium web site.

     

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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