Jelle Kaastra
Jelle Kaastra Prof. Dr. Jelle S. Kaastra
Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht
Phone (31)-88-7775870
Fax (31)-88-7775601
J.Kaastra at


Current position
Research interests
Large projects
Inaugural lecture

Current position

Senior Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Part-time honorary Professor (High Energy Astrophysics) at Leiden University
Zero appointment as "Universitair hoofddocent" at the Physics & Astronomy Department, Utrecht University

Other professional activities:

Principal Investigator of the Reflection Grating Spectrometer (RGS) of XMM-Newton
Principal Investigator of the Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (LETGS) of Chandra
Member ASTRO-H Science Advisory Committee

Research interests

X-ray spectroscopy of:

Modeling of (high-resolution) X-ray spectra

Continuation of the pioneering work of Rolf Mewe:

Future X-ray instruments

Recent large projects


List of scientific publications
List of scientific discourses
Link to some papers

Inaugural lecture

See text (Dutch and English) and pictures here


Utrecht University: Course Active Galactic Nuclei / High Energy Astrophysics
first semester 2008 - taught together with Frank Verbunt.
Lecture notes are posted here.

Utrecht University: Bachelor Course NS-374B May 2014
Course material is posted here

Leiden University: Master's course High Energy Astrophysics
Fall 2014 Course material is posted here