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Thomas Kuiper

  • B.Sc., Honors Physics, Loyola College, Montreal (1966)
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland (1973)

Research Interests
  • Evolution of cold dense molecular cloud cores using radio spectroscopic observations
  • Observations of the chemical composition of dense molecular clouds
  • Data acquisition hardware and software for radio astronomy
  • Space mission concept development for radio astronomy

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1973-Present)
    • Deep Space Network Lead Radio Astronomer (1997-Present)
    • Deep Space Network Radio Astronomy Manager (1989-1997)
    • Friend of the Telescope, Goldstone Complex (1985-1998)
    • National Research Council Resident Research Associate (1973-1975)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Exceptional Public Service Award (2017)
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1973-1975)
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Maryland (1966-1972)
  • Honorable Mention, Woodrow Wilson Fellowships (1966)
  • Dorval School Commission Bursary (1962-1966)
  • Loyola Scholarship (full tuition), Loyola College (1963-1966)

Selected Publications
  1. Kuiper, T.B.H. and Monroe, R.M. and White, L.A. and Miro, C.G. and Levin, S.M. and Majid, W.A. and Soriano, M. 2016, "DSN Transient Observatory", Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
  2. Kuiper, T.B.H. and Clare, L.P. and Gao, J.L. and Majid, W.A. and Meier, D.L. and Norton, C.D. and Renno, N.O. 2012, "CubeSat Constellation for Communications and Mars Radio Monitoring", itshape Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration, LPI Contributions
  3. Kuiper, T.B.H., Majid, W.A., Martinez, S., Garcia-Miro, C., Rizzo, J.R. 2012, "Remote observing with NASA's Deep Space Network Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
  4. P. T. Kondratko, L. J. Greenhill, J. M. Moran, J. E. J. Lovell, T. B. H. Kuiper, D. L. Jauncey, L. B. Cameron, J.-F. Gomez, C. Garcia-Miro, E. Moll, I. de Gregorio-Monsalvo, E. Jimenez-Bailo, 2006, "Discovery of Water Maser Emission in Eight AGNs with 70 m Antennas of NASA's Deep Space Network", Astroph. J., 638, 100-105.
  5. Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo, Jose F. Gomez, Olga Suarez, Thomas B. H. Kuiper, Luis F. Rodriguez, and Elena Jimenez-Bailon, 2006, "CCS and NH3 Emission Associated with Low-Mass Young Stellar Objects", Astroph. J., 642, 319-329.
  6. Jose F. Gomez, Itziar de Gregorio-Monsalvo, Olga Suarez, Thomas B. H. Kuiper, 2006, "A sensitive survey for water maser emission towards Bok globules using the Robledo 70m antenna", Astron. J., 132, 1322.
  7. de Gregorio-Monsalvo, Itziar, Chandler, Claire J., Gomez, Jose F., Kuiper, Thomas B. H., Torrelles, Jose M., Anglada, Guillem, 2005, "High-Resolution Molecular Line Observations of the Environment of the Class 0 Source B1-IRS", Astrophys. J., 628, 789-799.
  8. Greenhill, L.J., Kondratko, P.T., Lovell, J.E.J., Kuiper, T.B.H., Moran, J.M., Jauncey, D.L., Baines, G.P. 2003, "The Discovery of H2O Maser Emission in Seven Active Galactic Nuclei and at High Velocities in the Circinus Galaxy" Astroph. J., 582, L11-L14.
  9. Shih-Ping Lai, T. Velusamy, W.D. Langer and T.B.H. Kuiper 2003, "The Physical and Chemical Status of Pre-protostellar core B68", Astron. J., 126, 311.
  10. Lazendic, J.S., Whiteoak, J.B., Klamer, I., Harbison, P. D., and Kuiper, T.B.H. 2002, "Accurate positions of H2O Masers in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Mon. Not. Roy. Astr. Soc., 331, 969.
  11. S. M. Levin , W. D. Langer , T. Velusamy , T.B.H. Kuiper, and R. M. Crutcher 2001, "Measuring the Magnetic Field Strength in L1498 with Zeeman-splitting Observations of CCS", Astrophysical Journal, 555, 850-854.
  12. McCutcheon, W.H., Sandell, G., Matthews, H.E., Kuiper, T.B.H., Sutton, E.C., Danchi, W.C., and Sato, T. 2000, "Star Formation in NGC 6334 I and I(N)", Mon. Not. Roy. Astr. Soc., 316, 152.
  13. Kuiper, T.B.H., and Jones, D. 2000, "Lunar Surface Arrays", invited review paper in Radio Astronomy at Long Wavelengths, (Paris, 19-23 October 1998), Geophysical Monograph 119 (American Geophysical Union), pp. 351-357.
  14. Kuiper, T.B.H. 1999, "Star Formation", invited review paper in Perspectives on Radio Astronomy: Science with Large Antenna Arrays (NFRA, Dwingeloo, Netherlands), pp. 275-284.
  15. Kuiper, T.B.H., Leflang, J.G., and Trinh, T. 1998, "Reliable Customized Control Software in and R&D Environment", in Telescope Control Systems III, Proc. SPIE, 3351, 254.
  16. Kuiper, T.B.H., Langer, W.D., and Velusamy, T. 1996, "Evolutionary Status of the Pre-Protostellar Core L1498", Astroph. J., 468, 761.
  17. Kuiper, T.B.H., Peters, W.L., III, Forster, J.R., Gardner, F.F., and Whiteoak, J.B. 1995, "Ammonia Observations of NGC 6334 I(N)," Astroph. J., 446, 692.
  18. Kuiper, T.B.H., 1994, "On the Analysis of para-Ammonia Observations", Astroph. J., 433,712.
  19. Kuiper, T.B.H., Whiteoak, J.B., Reynolds, J.E., Peng, R.-S., Peters, W.L., III, 1993, "Refrigeration of the 18.3 GHz C3H2 Transition in Dark Cloud G1.6-0.25," Astroph. J. (Letters), 416, L33 (1993)
  20. Kuiper, T.B.H., Synnott, S. P., Linfield, R. P., Resch, G. M., Tubbs, E. F., "Aperture Synthesis Using Orbiting Telescopes", Radio Science, 20, 1105 (1985)
  21. Kuiper, T.B.H. & Hollenbach, D. J., "Submillimeter Astronomy from Space Platforms," workshop on Scientific Importance of Submillimeter Observations, Noordwijkerhout, ESA SP-189, p. 91 (l982)

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