Matthew J. Richter

Research Physicist

Department of Physics
Phys 539
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
530-554-1374 (office)
530-752-4717 (FAX)
e-mail: (replace the # with @)

research interests:
infrared astronomical spectroscopy;
infrared studies of interstellar molecules;
development of high-resolution infrared spectrographs

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995

EXES: a mid-IR spectrograph for SOFIA with R=100,000
TEXES: a ground-based mid-IR spectrograph with R=100,000
(Here's a look at the Earth's atmosphere at R = a few thousand. This is what we have to look through)

The John Muir Trail: Read a description of our 20 day trip through the Sierra Nevada (and see some pictures).
Atacama Site Visit: Pictures of my March 2002 trip to the Atacama (Chile) site for seeing measurements.