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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
Email: [email protected]

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

View an archival picture of Dr. Goldman from the year of his arrival at DU. Originally published in The Denver Post, the archival photo is preserved by the American Institute of Physics.


      • 1965 D.S., Physics Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 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 the top 15 most highly cited authors in the Engineering discipline," by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI), June 2002

Named "one of the highly cited researchers in the Engineering discipline" and "one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters, 2014

Appointed as Honorary Associate Editor on the board of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, June 2018