Dr. Oleksii Kuzmychov


Currently, I am investigating the feasibility of using the spectropolarimetry of di- and polyatomic molecules as well as of hydrogen for studying the exoplanet atmospheres.

In 2015 I finished my PhD project "Spectropolarimetric approach for measuring magnetic fields on brown dwarfs", which relies on the Zeeman and the Paschen-Back effects in the bands of the molecules CrH, FeH, and TiO. This approach was successfully proved on the active M8.5 dwarf LSR J1835, being the first dwarf as cool as M8.5 the magnetic field of which was directly measured with the help of the full-Stokes spectropolarimetry in the molecular bands.

My expertise includes atomic and molecular physics, radiative transfer, and data analysis.