Physics and Astronomy
Office: 211 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 33692
Lab: 139 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Planetary Physics
Molecular spectroscopy; Planetary atmospheres.
I am primarily interested in how the rate coefficient for deactivation of vibrationally excited methane changes with temperature and its importance to modellers of the atmosphere of Jupiter and Titan. We have developed a theory from the kinetics of the deactivation to extract the rate coefficients from photo-acoustic measurements of collisions in pure methane.