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Dere to make updates to CHIANTI atomic database & software

2023-11-20
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Dere To Make Updates To CHIANTI Atomic Database & Software

Kenneth Dere, Research Professor, Physics and Astronomy, received funding from NASA for: "Updates to the CHIANTI atomic database and software."

CHIANTI is a database that contains a large quantity of atomic data for the analysis of astrophysical spectra. 

Dere will also conduct maintenance on and make improvements to the ChiantiPy software package. 

ChiantiPy is the Python interface to the CHIANTI atomic database for astrophysical spectroscopy. It allows scientists to calculate the emission line and continuum spectrum of an optically thin plasma based on the data in the CHIANTI database.

Dere received $25,000 from NASA for this project. Funding began in Oct. 2023 and will end in late Sept. 2024.

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