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CXC Biographies: Dr. Jeff Hester
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Arizona State University

Dr. Jeff Hester Following completion of his PhD from Rice University in 1985, Dr. Jeff Hester joined the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera science team first as a postdoctoral assistant, and later as an associate member of that team. In 1990, he joined the science team responsible for the second generation WFPC2, which restored Hubble's imaging capability in late 1993.

Dr. Hester, who joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1991, is known for his work on the interstellar medium. His credits include HST observations of regions of star formation, such as the Eagle Nebula, as well as HST observations of both the enegetic pulsar wind and the expanding cloud of ejecta in the Crab Nebula.

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