Eric L. N. Jensen

Astronomy Research and Teaching

  [HK Tau ALMA data] [HK Tau artists conception]
  HK Tau velocity data from ALMA (Jensen & Akeson 2014, Nature) HK Tau, artist's conception (©2014 Robert Hurt)

I'm a Professor of Astronomy in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Swarthmore College. I also teach about climate change in Swarthmore's Environmental Studies program, and I'm former Director of the Frank Aydelotte Foundation for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts.

My research interest, broadly speaking, is understanding extrasolar planets, planets that orbit other stars. I'm also interested in astrobiology, the study of the origin and distribution of life in the cosmos. This page gives a short introduction to what I do.

Astronomy Research

Astronomy Teaching

Increasingly, I've been using Blackboard or Moodle as the course web page for courses I'm teaching.  One downside of that is the difficulty of linking to those courses so that people other than the students can see what I'm doing.  Below are links to a few course pages that should be accessible (though in some cases they link to more recent iterations of the courses, taught by other people).

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