Aarhus Universitets segl

Lars Borchert

I am a Master’s degree student under InterCat at Aarhus University, working to build a database of ice spectra relevant to interstellar space.

I completed my Bachelor's of Science in astronomy and physics at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle where I both contributed to the Fermilab g-2 experiment and performed a proper-motion study of the highly unusual planetary nebula NGC6302.

As a master’s student I will perform experiments to determine previously unmeasured ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectra of various ice mixtures under space-like conditions. I will use the results of these experiments along with spectra from other ice databases to interpret observations of the interstellar medium and pre-stellar environments made by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The spectra will also be made available as part of a database to support future observations and missions.

Master's student

1520-335 Ny Munkegade 120

DK-8000 Aarhus C