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Dr. Graham Harper
Lecturer in Astrophysics
Tel: +353 (0)1 896 3257
Fax: +353 (0)1 671 1759
Graham started out as an undergraduate studying Geology and Geophysics at the University of Durham. After first year he transferred to Physics. He did his D.Phil at the University of Oxford in the Department of Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Carole Jordan where he received his D.Phil in 1989. He continued at Oxford as PostDoc until 1993 when the
lureof working with high quality spectra from the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope drew him to JILA at the University of Colorado (CU) in Boulder. In 1996 he joined the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, also on the CU campus. There he worked on many different aspects of stellar astrophysics becoming a Senior Research Associate in 2004. He arrived at Trinity College, Dublin in September 2009.
Dr. Harper works on the many manifestations of stellar activity from Cool Stars, ranging from the mysterious stellar winds from red giants and supergiants through to the Sun-in-Time program lead by Prof. E. Guinan, Villanova University. Graham's focus is on the physics of spectral formation and this leads by its very nature to truly multi-wavelength observational studies crossing the EM spectrum. This is reflected in the research he has lead using the worlds leading observatories, i.e. Hubble Space Telescope, FUSE, Spitzer, GALEX, and at IRTF, Gemini, and McDonald Observatories, and the radio interferometers, VLA, ATCA, and (OVRO)/CARMA. He is currently preparing for observations with the upcoming EVLA, and e-MERLIN.