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Laboratory of High-Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Planetary Atmospheres

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0074

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (state university)"

Fields of scientific research:
Space research and technologies

Project goal:
To research planetary atmospheres using high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, spacecraft-based observations, and numeric modeling.

Key project objectives:
To enhance the role of planetary sciences and Solar system research within the national system of tertiary education.
To stimulate the development of new technologies in the field of remote sensing equipment, high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, and numeric modeling.
To integrate the efforts of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences undertaken with the view to establish a world-class planetary research laboratory.
To stimulate international cooperation in space research.
To attract funding to space research and space-related education.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project will enable the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology to create a new internationally recognized fundamental research laboratory implementing research and development projects commissioned by space industry enterprises, attractive to students, and taking an active part in international cooperation. Thus, the project is in full compliance with the RF Government policy and the innovation development strategy of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — National Research University.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Vladimir Anatolyevich Krasnopolsky

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Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor

Job title:
Department of Physics of the Catholic University of America: professor

Areas of scientific interest:
Study of planetary atmospheres using high-resolution infrared spectroscopy, spacecraft-based observations, and numeric modeling.

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