Welcome to Space Astronomy Laboratory, Infrared Group (Uir)
Infrared light is electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from one to a few hundreds of microns. Our laboratory develops astronomical instruments and performs observations in infrared with space satellites, balloons, and ground-based telescopes.
Small solid particles, called dust grains, exist in the Universe. They play a crucial role such as in production of organic material indispensable for life, formation of rocky planets like the Earth, and evolution of galaxies. We aim to understand how the present-day universe has been shaped and chemically enriched through observations of dust grains, their production and evolution.