Takeshi Oka
R.A. Milliken Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Education: Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 1960

Phone: (773) 702-7070
Location: SCL 269
Email: t-okauchicago.edu

Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE

Research Fields:
Oka's group use a variety of infrared, nearinfrared and visible laser radiation sources to conduct high-resolution high-sensitivity spectroscopy of molecular ions in laboratory plasmas. Our studies are closely related to astronomy, and we also observe the absorption and emission spectra of these ions in astronomical objects. The unifying theme of our studies is the understanding of the quantum mechanics and dynamics of fundamental molecular ions and their behavior in astronomical objects.

Graduate Students
Past Graduate Students: Benjamin J. McCall (2001, Astronomy and Astrophysics)