Methane Spectrocopy

22 May 2019

17 April, 2019, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Physics held a workshop for second-year students of the project Foreign Language Competence Development of TSU Students. A series of workshops was organized by Olga Obdalova and Aleksandra Dusheiko.

Aleksandr Tanichev, research fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy, introduced his research on methane spectra in infrared region to group 05732. The Master’s student of the Department of Optics and Spectroscopy explained that methane is one of the biomarkers of life along with water, oxygen, ozone, and carbon dioxide. Therefore, methane detection could help find life on other planets. TRAPPIST-1 is a dwarf start that might be home to extraterrestrial life.

Moreover, methane detection is used in industry, medicine, and monitoring Earth’s atmosphere to control the quantity of greenhouse gases.

The workshop was wonderful! I liked that Aleksandr is proficient in both English and research field. He is very fluent and confident, shared Aleksandra Dusheiko.

I was surprised and do not understand why I impressed the audience so much. It was a lucky day. I am a B1 level student. I am glad that the students liked the presentation, said Aleksandr.