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John Holtzman

Jon Holtzman

I grew up in Baltimore MD, received my B.A. and M.S. at Wesleyan University, and got my Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I spent six years working as a research associate at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff AZ before moving to New Mexico State University in 1995.

My main research interests are in stellar populations, galaxies, and cosmology. I also enjoy working with astronomical instrumentation. I have been fortunate to have been involved with work on the Hubble Space Telescope: I was an associate member of the Instrument Definition Team for the original WF/PC camera, and a full member of the IDT for the WFPC2 camera. I was closely involved with the initial work on diagnosing the optical problem with the telescope and determining how it could be corrected with new instruments. I serve on the Science Oversight Committee for the WFC3 camera that is currently under development, and scheduled for launch in 2004.