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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty & Staff

Aharon Goldman

John Evans Professor

  • Office: Physics 316
    Telephone: (303) 871-2897

    My research has been concentrated on quantitative analysis of infrared and ultraviolet absorption of solar radiation by the earth's atmospheric gases, atomic and molecular solar lines, and infrared emission by the earth's atmosphere, from high resolution spectra obtained with ground-based and air-borne spectrometers. As part of this research, I have demonstrated the detection and quantification of several new molecular species in the lower stratosphere. I have authored or co-authored over 300 journal articles related to atmospheric and solar spectroscopy. Recent Publications High Resolution Atlas


    • 1965 D.S., Physics Technion-Israel Institute of Techology, Haifa, Israel 
    • 1962 M.S., Physics The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

    Professional Experience

    • 2010-present Visiting Scientist NCAR
    • 2009-present Emeritus Professor of Physics University of Denver
    • 1989-2010 Affiliate Scientist NCAR
    • 1980-89 Visiting Scientist NCAR
    • 1982-2009 Professor of Physics University of Denver
    • 1976-82 Adjunct Professor of Physics University of Denver
    • 1976- Senior Research Physicist Denver Research Institute
    • 1974-76 Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Physicist University of Denver and Denver Research Institute
    • 1970-75 Senior Lecturer Department of Environmental Sciences Tel-Aviv University
    • 1966-74 Research Physicist and Lecturer Department of Physics University of Denver and Denver Research Institute
    • 1962-66 Research Physicist Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric physics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy


    Burlington Northern Outstanding Scholar Award, 1988 John Evans Professorship Award, 1998 Named "one of top 15 most highly cited authors in the engineering discipline," by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI), June, 2002