Alexander Fateev of project partner DTU recently participated in the WG4 Digital Exoplanets Workshop in Prague, 27-30th January 2019. Alexander presented results achieved under the WP1 (NH3 and H2CO measurements in the lab of project partner INERIS for Task 1.1 and 1.4). Alexander’s presentation, Far-UV spectroscopy of molecules for industrial and planetary applications can be found here and over on our Documents and Publications page.

Molecules such as CH3Cl, C2H4, NH3 and H2CO for example are of interest not only for applications here on Earth, but also in space – for the search of life bio signatures and planet atmosphere research in general. Exoplanets have (quite) hot atmospheres ranging from several hundreds to several thousand grad K.  That temperature (and pressure) range is in the same order of magnitude as one can find in some applications on Earth (combustion, gasification). Most of the distant observations that have been made by space and ground telescopes are in the middle IR and NIR spectral ranges. In the last few years there is growing interest to the UV spectral range, new high-temperature UV data (absorption cross-sections) photo-chemistry and chemical kinetics.

You can find more information on the work of WG4 Digital Exoplanets at their website: The workshop was organized under the MOLIM project ( as a part of COST action (|Name:overview).