(Johns Hopkins University/Washington State)
John Blakeslee has worked extensively with data
from the Hubble Space Telescope and large ground-based
observatories. His research interests include galaxy
clustering, gravitational lensing, large-scale motions
in the universe, and the stellar content of galaxies.
Blakeslee did his undergraduate work in physics
at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he
studied the properties of the rich star clusters
systems which populate the halo regions of massive
galaxies in dense environments. He also worked on
problems related to the extragalactic distance scale.
He then spent a three-year research fellowship at
the California Institute of Technology, using the
William Keck telescopes in Hawaii and Palomar Observatory
in California, followed by a year at the University
of Durham in England.
Blakeslee joined the Advanced Camera for Surveys
(ACS) science team at Johns Hopkins University as
a research scientist in October 2000. Installed
on the Hubble Space Telescope in March 2002, the
Advanced Camera has increased the imaging power
of Hubble by an order of magnitude. Blakeslee wrote
much of the data analysis pipeline that has been
used to process the ACS science team's Guaranteed
Time Observations program, and has used the ACS
to study the properties and evolution of galaxies
and clusters over most of the age of the universe.
He joins the faculty of the Department of Physics
and Astronomy at Washington State University in
John Blakeslee's collaborators:
The science team for this image release includes
J.P. Blakeslee (JHU), K.C. Zekser, and N. Benitez
(JHU), M. Franx (STScI), R. L. White (JHU/STScI),
H.C. Ford (JHU), R.J. Bouwens (Lick Obs./UCSC),
L. Infante (U. Catolica de Chile), N.J. Cross (JHU),
G.Hertling (U. Catolica de Chile), B.P. Holden and
G.D. Illingworth (Lick Obs./UCSC), V. Motta (U.
Catolica de Chile), F. Menanteau and G.R. Meurer
(JHU), M. Postman (JHU/STScI), P. Rosati (ESO),
and W. Zheng (JHU).