Browse/search for people

Dr Colin Western

Dr Colin Western

Dr Colin Western
MA, DPhil(Oxon)

Reader in Chemistry

Area of research

High Resolution Spectroscopy

Office S004
Cantock's Close,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TS
(See a map)

+44 (0) 117 928 8653

Summary

My interest is in applying molecular spectroscopy to provide detailed information on the structure and properties of molecules, particularly transient ones. My work has included experimental studies, mainly high resolution work using lasers, and theoretical development of methods for interpreting spectra. As part of this research I have released a program, PGOPHER, for simulating molecular spectra. Since the first release in 2005 it has become widely adopted, and is in use by many research groups throughout the world - see http://pgopher.chm.bris.ac.uk for further details. My current work concentrates on maintaining and updating this program to allow it to be applied to as wide a range of systems as possible, particularly to make it easy to use on complex spectra.

Keywords

  • laser spectroscopy
  • molecules
  • transient molecules
  • lasers
  • hyperfine structure
  • spectroscopy

Memberships

Organisations

School of Chemistry

Chemistry staff

Research sections

Research areas and groups

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Edit this profile If you are Dr Colin Western, you can edit this page. Login required.

PDF versionDownload PDF