Karin Öberg

Karin Öberg

Professor of Astronomy
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Karin Öberg

Research Interests:  Astrochemistry and its impact on planet formation, including the compositions of nascent planets. These topics are addressed using a combination of laboratory ice experiments, spatially and spectrally resolved millimeter observations, and theory.

The Öberg Astrochemistry Lab pursues laboratory ice experiments and astronomical observations that address how astrochemically important molecules form, and how they may evolve into larger molecules associated with the origins of life.  An important aspect of this research is to constrain the fundamental physical chemical processes that underpin ice chemistry.  In addition to exploring the chemical evolution in space, our research forms a basis for developing molecular probes of different astrophysical phenomena.


Contact Information

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617)495-3752