About Jessica Lu

by Jessica Lu on December 14, 2009

I am a currently NSF astronomy and astrophysics postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Manoa. I study star formation and young stars in extreme environments within massive starburst clusters and near the supermassive black holes in our Galaxy and Andromeda. I primarily observe in near-infrared wavelengths from ground-based telescopes using laser-guided adaptive optics and Hubble. I use high-resolution images for measuring photometry, astrometry, and spectroscopy of very crowded star fields.

I have converted to a python programmer for all my work. Although, in the past I used IDL extensively. In my pre-astronomer life, I was also a software engineer working with Java, HTML, Javascript, and C.

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