Terry Jones

Terry J. Jones

Terry Jones

Professor Emeritus, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 260
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (MIfA)


Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1977

M.S., University of Hawaii, 1974 

B.A., Occidental College, 1972 

Professional Background

  • Professor, University of Minnesota, 1991-
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, 1987-1991
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 1982-1987
  • Chairman, External Advisory Committee, The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica
  • Chairman, Critical Design Review for FLITECAM, First Light Infrared Test Experiment CAMera for the Stratospheric Infrared Observatory
  • Chairman, Critical Design Review for Mimir, an infrared camera for Perkins Observatory
Research Interests

Astronomical polarimetry, Infrared astronomy, Comets and Interstellar Magnetic Fields.

Research Website

Honors and Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2008
  • IT Outstanding Instructor Award, 1993

Advisees & Collaborators

Graduate Students

  • Jin-Ah Kim