Jeff Kuhn
Professor/Astronomer

Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, USA
34 Ohia Ku St, Pukalani, Maui, HI
email: kuhn-at-ifa.hawaii.edu
phone: (808) 573-9517

PhD, physics, Princeton, 1981
M.S., physics, Princeton, 1979
B.A., physics and mathematics, Kalamazoo College, MI, 1977


Research Expertise

Telescopes and Optical and Infrared Instrumentation
Solar Magnetism, Atmosphere and Helioseismology
Physics of Polarized Light, Circumstellar Radiation
Gravitational Physics and Dynamics
Extrasolar Life

Awards

2010 Senior Humboldt Prize for scientific achievements, Humboldt Foundation, Germany
1994 Phillips Distinguished Lecturer, Haverford College, USA
1986 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Sloan Foundation, USA
1980 Shenstone Prize, Princeton University, USA
1977 Hornbeck Prize, Kalamazoo College, USA

Boards and Memberships

2015 - now University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, Board of Directors, member
2015 - now PLANETS Telescope Foundation. Founder and Member, Hawaii
2012 - now Colossus Ltd. Founder and Member, Canada
2010 - now Scientific Advising Committee, Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar physics, Germany
2004 - now Scientific Advising Committee, Solar and Terrestrial Research, NJIT, USA
2009 - 2010 USA Decadal Survey, Science Committee in Astrophysics, National Research Council, USA
2008 NASA Roadmap Committee, USA
2007 - 2010 Chair, International Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) Council, USA
2008 - 2010 Chair, AURA Solar Observatory Council, USA
2008 - 2010 Board of Directors, American Universities Research Association (AURA), USA
2010 International Advising Committee Korean Astronomy, KASI, South Korea
2000 Decadal Survey, Solar and Space Physics Committee, National Research Council, USA
1981 - now International Astronomical Union
1981 - now American Astronomical Society
1981 - now American Physical Society

Previous Appointments

2014/07 Senior Visiting Researcher, Lyon University, France
2014/06 Senior Visiting Researcher, NAOJ, Japan
2010/07 Visiting Researcher, University of Nice, France
2010/08 - 2011/07 Humboldt Prize Visiting Researcher, KIS, Freiburg, Germany
2009/01 - 2009/06 Visiting Professor, ETH Zurich, Institute of Astronomy, Switzerland
2008/06 - 2008/07 Visiting Researcher, University of Paris, Sud, France
2007/04 - 2007/05 Visiting Researcher, ETH Zurich, Institute of Astronomy, Switzerland
2000 - 2011 Director, Institute for Astronomy/Maui, University of Hawaii, USA
1997/08 - now Professor/Astronomer, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, HI, USA
1993/01 - 1998/07 Astronomer, National Solar Observatory, Sunspot, NM, USA
1992/09 - 1999/08 Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State Univ., E. Lansing, MI, USA
1990/09 - 1990/11 Faculty Research Fellow, National Solar Observatory, Sunspot, NM, USA
1990/03 - 1990/05 Visiting Research Associate, Institute Theor. Physics, Santa Barbara, USA
1986/09 - 1992/08 Associate Professor, Physics & Astron., Michigan State Univ., E. Lansing, USA
1982/09 - 1886/08 Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University, USA
1981/09 - 1982/09 Instructor, Physics, Princeton University, USA
1981/01 - 1981/09 Lecturer, Physics, Princeton University, USA
1979/06 - 1981/01 PhD student (advisor R.H. Dicke), Princeton University, USA