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Garrod Group Astrochemistry

The Garrod group develops and applies new computational techniques to the study of chemical kinetics in interstellar, star-forming, and solar-system environments. Our simulations involve gas-phase, dust-grain surface, and ice-mantle chemistry, with a particular emphasis on the detailed treatment of surface and solid-phase processes over astronomical timescales. Working closely with astronomical observers, we use these simulations to model and understand the abundances and observable emission spectra of some of the most complex organic species in the most chemically-rich interstellar objects.

We are based in the Astronomy and Chemistry departments at the University of Virginia. We are also associated with UVa's Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins (VICO).

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