Development of new terahertz quasi-optical devices and strategies for new generations of specialised space telescopes and atmospheric monitoring satellites.
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Academic working in this area: Prof. J. Anthony Murphy.
Optical receiver design for far-infrared wavelengths for the Herschel Space Observatory (HIFI instrument) and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Neil Trappe.
Design and verification of instruments used in projects to observe the cosmic microwave background, including MBI, QUaD, and the Planck Surveyor Satellite.
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Créidhe O'Sullivan.
High performance computing is used for the design and modeling of optics in the terahertz band with applications in astronomy, security, defence and medicine.
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Marcin Gradziel.
Multi-wavelength observational studies of star and brown dwarf formation focussed on jets and the accretion disks in which planets may form. The telescopes used include both ground based telescopes e.g. the ESO VLT and space observatories e.g. HST and Chandra.
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Emma Whelan.
Experiments to investigate the behaviour of water and aqueous solutions in the vicinity of the density anomaly, which in pure water at 1 atm pressure occurs close to 4 °C.
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Michael Cawley.
Electron impact ionisation and dissociation of molecules and clusters that are of interest to biophysics (radiation damage), atmospheric physics and other fields.
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Peter van der Burgt.
Study of the complex interplay of chemistry, dynamics and radiation balance in the upper atmosphere, with particular emphasis on the mesopause (80-100 km).
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Academic working in this area: Dr. Frank Mulligan.