Dr Samantha Rolfe

Dr Samantha Rolfe is a Principal Technical Officer and lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate practical observational astronomy (optical and radio) at Bayfordbury Observatory. She is building the UK's longest baseline teaching radio interferometer.

She received her PhD from the Open University in the area of planetary science and astrobiology, focusing on the detection of biological molecules using Raman spectroscopy for the preparation of life detection experiments on future missions to Solar System bodies, such as Mars and Europa.

Current job rolePrincipal Technical Officer
DepartmentSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Research areas
  • exploration of the Solar System (robotic and human)
  • life detection
  • extrasolar planets
  • general astronomy topics.

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