Introduction to Professor Bob McMahon's Research

Professor McMahon and his graduate and undergraduate students study molecules that are often found in interstellar space. These molecules can be found in space clouds (called nebulas), galaxies, and many other space objects. Because these objects are so far away that it would be impossible to go into space and retrieve a sample, Professor McMahon and his graduate students make the molecules in the lab.

Picture of a Nebula - A cloud found in space