JOHN R. STAUFFER'S HOMEPAGE
Hello and welcome!
I am the "System Scientist" for the
Spitzer Science Center
(originally, SIRTF - the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) is the
last of the NASA "Great Observatories", and
was launched in August 2003. Spitzer is now in its "Warm Mission" extended
phase, and is still operating and doing exciting science.
I am also a CoI for
IRAC camera - one of the three science instruments on Spitzer, and
the only instrument still operating in the extended phase.
When I have some spare time, my primary research interest is in various
aspects of the evolution of low mass stars, and in particular low mass
stars in young open clusters and star forming regions.
During the past half dozen or more years, my research focus has been on
three large projects: YSOVAR - a program using Spitzer and a large number
of ground-based facilities to study the Orion Nebula Cluster, one of the
nearest and best known star-forming regions; CSI2264 - a program combining
simultaneous monitoring of young stars in the NGC 2264 star-forming
region for an entire month using the French CoRoT satellite and Spitzer
in tandem; and K2Clusters - a program using the re-purposed Kepler
space telescope to obtain light curves for hundreds of young, low mass
stars in the Pleiades, Hyades and Praesepe open clusters. The K2Clusters
program is still in progress, though we have published a couple papers
already on eclipsing binaries in the Pleiades and Hyades and we expect
that papers on rotational velocities and flares in those clusters to
come out in 2016. A few recent papers of mine are
Papers and Publications
This is a collection of some of my recent work. If you
want to know what I work on, have a look.
Abstracts from recent papers:
If you want to look at the whole paper, the easiest way to do
that is to go to the
NASA ADS website
and do a search for papers
by J. Stauffer in the appropriate date range. The references for the above
Stauffer, J., Cody, A., Rebull, L., Hillenbrand, L. et al. 2016, AJ 151, 60.
Stauffer, J., Cody, A., McGinnis, P., Rebull, L. et al. 2015, AJ 149, 130
Stauffer, J., Cody, A., Baglin, A., Alencar, S. et al. 2014, AJ 147, 83.
Stauffer, J., Tanner, A., Bryden, G. et al. 2010, PASP 122, 885.