Paytsar Muradyan

Atmospheric Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory

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Be confident, if anyone can do it, it's you.

What do you do?

I study the physical characteristics of our atmosphere, the motions and processes especially within the boundary layer, which is our home, where we live and breathe.

Why did you choose this field?

I accidentally came across an article while in college about how chlorofluorocarbons are depleting Earth's atmospheric ozone layer and what the consequences of this are. This made me look at human activities on Earth in a new light, and I decided to pursue graduate education in atmospheric and climate sciences.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Learning a new language at a decent level is possible in a year. WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG...

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love analyzing observations to better understand the world around us.

Best advice for next generation?

Be confident, if anyone can do it, it's YOU.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” --Albert Einstein

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