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Robert Hargreaves

Center for Astrophysics


Originally from the UK, I pursued a degree in physics at the University of York (UK). This sparked my interest in spectroscopy and its application to astronomical and atmospheric environments, and in 2013 I obtained my PhD in chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Peter Bernath. Since then, my research has included the study of molecular absorption at high temperatures with application to exoplanetary atmospheres (Old Dominion University, VA, USA), as well as trace gas retrievals and radiative transfer modelling of the terrestrial atmosphere (University of Oxford, UK). Here at the Center for Astrophysics, my research includes the analysis and validation of experimental and theoretical molecular spectroscopic data for inclusion into the HITRAN and HITEMP databases.