Lucy M. Ziurys*

Regents Professor, CBC and Astronomy
Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments:

  • B.S. 1978, Rice University
  • Ph.D. 1984, UC Berkeley

Specialties: Astrobiology and Astrochemistry, Chemical Physics, Instrument Development, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure

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Research Description

The primary objective of research in the Ziurys group is to understand the molecular life cycle and study the chemistry occurring in the vast regions of space via an interdisciplinary approach that involves high resolution molecular spectroscopy in the laboratory and radio astronomical observations. We are interested in discovering what chemical compounds exist in space and in which types of interstellar sources, how they are formed, and how this impacts the origins of solar systems and planets, and ultimately life. Read More.