University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

School of Physics and Astronomy

Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics


Profile: Prof. Terry Jones

I am an infrared astronomer who specializes in measuring the polarization of light. This type of observation can reveal the structure of dust in comets, the magnetic field geometry in galaxies and pinpoint the location of hidden stars. Specialized observing procedures are required, but a few major facilities such as the NASA IRTF and the Hubble Space Telescope have a polarimetric capability I am able to use. We are building a precision infrared imaging polarimeter for use on the MMT in combination with the AO secondary.
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