Peter Jakobsen - First Professor in Space Science – University of Copenhagen

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13 October 2010

Peter Jakobsen - First Professor in Space Science

Peter Jakobsen joins DARK as the University's first Adjunct Professor in Space Science. Peter Jakobsen is Project Scientist for ESA’s NIRSpec spectrograph, which is part of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched into space into an Earth orbit in 2014. Until then, Peter Jakobsen will continue as Project Scientist based at ESA in the Netherlands. At the same time he is now adjunct professor at Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. This gives him even better opportunities to do his research and places University of Copenhagen in the front row, when James Webb Telescope is exploring the early Universe. 

Article about Peter and his work:
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/namely_names/peter_jakobsen_is_the_first_professor_of_space_science/