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Jason Rhodes

Education
  • B.S., Physics,Harvey Mudd College Claremont, California (1994)
  • M.A., Physics, Princeton, New Jersey (1996)
  • Ph.D, Physics, Princeton, New Jersey (1999)

Research Interests
  • Structure and evolution of the universe
  • Weak gravitational lensing as a probe of dark matter and dark energy

Projects

WFIRST-AFTA (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Asset) Icon WFIRST-AFTA (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Asset)
The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Asset (WFIRST-AFTA) is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in both exoplanet and dark energy research.

Euclid Icon Euclid
Euclid is a mission designed to study "dark energy", the hypothesized cause of the Universe's accelerated expansion.

OMEGA Explorer Icon OMEGA Explorer
Using strong lensing to study the nature of Dark Matter

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) – Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Icon Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) – Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC)
The LSST is a ground-based telescope in Chile that has been designed to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The LSST is due to begin observing in 2020.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California (2004 - Present)
    • Member of the Executive Committee of NASA's Physics of the Cosmos Program Analysis Group (PhysPAG) (2010-2014)
    • Member of the WFIRST-AFTA Science Definition Team
    • U.S. Science lead for ESA's Euclid Mission
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2003 - Present)
    • Visiting Scholar (2004 - present)
    • Project Scientist - SuperNova Acceleration Probe (SNAP) Weak Lensing (2003 - 2004)
  • Goddard Space Flight Center, National Research Council Research Associate (2000 - 2003)
  • Princeton University, Postdoctoral Researcher (1999)

Selected Awards
  • PI of NASA ATP grant "Enabling Precise Measurements of Dark Energy through Numerical Simulations of Weak Gravitational Lensing" (2013)
  • JPL Explorer Award for Strategic Leadership (2012)
  • JPL Mariner Awards (2007, 2011)
  • JPL Lew Allen Award for Outstanding Young Researcher (2007)
  • Walt Disney Corporation Graduate Fellowship (1994)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Graduate Fellowship (1994)

Selected Publications
  1. Shapiro, C., Rowe, B., Goodsall, T., Hirata, C., Fucik, J., Rhodes, J., Seshadri, S., & Smith, R., "Weak Gravitational Lensing Systematics from Image Combination," 2013, PASP in press.
  2. Rhodes, J., Allen, S., Benson, B.A., Chang, T., dePutter, R., Dodelson, S., Dore, O., Honscheid, K., Linder, E., Menard, B., Newman, J., Nord, B., Rozo, E.,Vallinotto, A., & Weinberg, D., "Exploiting Cross Correlations and Joint Analyses," 2013, Astroparticle Physics submitted, arXiv:1309.5388.
  3. Spergel, et al, (including Rhodes), "Wide-Field InfraRed Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets WFIRST-AFTA Final Report," 2013, arXiv: 1305:5422.
  4. Ford, J., Hildebrandt, H, Van Waerbeke, L., Leauthaud, A., Capak, P., Finuguenov, A., Tanaka, M., George, M., & Rhodes, J., "Magnification by Galaxy Group Dark Matter Halos," 2012 ApJ, 754, 143.
  5. Rhodes, J., et al., "Space-quality data from balloon-borne telescopes: the High Altitude Lensing Observatory (HALO)," 2012, Astroparticle Physics in press
  6. Mandelbaum, R., Hirata, C., Leauthaud, A., Massey, R., & Rhodes, J., "Precision simulation of ground-based lensing data using observations from space," 2012 MNRAS, 420, 1518.
  7. Vanderveld, A., Caldwell, R., & Rhodes, J., "Second-order weak lensing from modified gravity," 2011, PhRvD, 8413510.
  8. Rowe, B., Hirata, C., & Rhodes, J., " Optimal Linear Image Combination," 2011, ApJ, 741, 46.
  9. Rhodes, J., Leauthaud, A., Stoughton, C., Massey, R., Dawson, K., Kolbe, W., Roe, N., "The effects of charge transfer inefficiency (CTI) on galaxy shape measurements," 2010, PASP, 122, 439.
  10. Massey, R, Rhodes, J., et al., "Dark Matter Maps Reveal Cosmic Scaffolding, " 2007, Nature, 445, 7125, 286.
  11. Rhodes, J., et al., "The Stability of the Point Spread Function of the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope and Implications for Weak Gravitational Lensing, " 2007, Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 172, 203.
  12. Rhodes, J., Refregier, A., Collins, N., Gardner, J. & Hill, B. & Groth, E. J. "Measurement of Cosmic Shear with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph," ApJ, 605, 29R, 2004.
  13. Rhodes, J. & the SNAP Collaboration, "Weak Lensing from Space I: Instrumentation and Survey Strategy," Astroparticle Physics, 20, 377, 2004.
  14. Rhodes, J., Refregier, A. & Groth, E. J., "Weak Lensing Measurements: A Revisited Method and Applications to Hubble Space Telescope Images," ApJ, 536, 79, 2000.

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