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the molecular universe

(iau symposium 280)


May 30 - June 3, 2011

Toledo (Spain)


Preliminary list of invited speakers

  • Introductory overview
    • X. Tielens (R) (Netherlands)
  • Star-Forming regions: from pre-stellar cores to hot cores
    • N. Sakai (Japan) Observational studies of low-mass YSOs
    • Y. Aikawa (Japan) Hydrodynamic-chemical models
    • P. Caselli (UK) Observational studies of pre-stellar cores and IRDCs
    • K. Öberg (USA) Ices in starless and star-forming cores
    • J. Martín-Pintado (Spain) Galactic Center clouds and complex molecules
    • J. Jørgensen (Denmark) Interferometric studies of low-mass protostars
    • R. Bachiller (Spain) Molecules in outflows
    • S. Widicus Weaver (USA) Models of hot cores with complex molecules
  • Protoplanetary Disks
    • C. Salyk (USA) IR observational studies of gas in disks
    • A. Dutrey (France) Submm observations of molecules in disks
    • D. Semenov (Germany) Chemical models of disks
    • R. Visser (Netherlands) Chemical history of molecules in disks
  • Extragalactic Astrochemistry
    • S. Glover (Germany) Chemistry of the Early Universe
    • S. Muller (Sweden) Absorption line survey at intermediate redshift
    • F. Walter (Germany) Molecular excitation and chemistry at high redshifts
    • S. Martin (Spain) Extra-galactic line surveys
  • Exoplanets and their atmospheres
    • G. Tinetti (UK) Exoplanetary atmospheric observations
    • A. Burrows (R) (USA) Exoplanetary atmospheric models
    • L. Kaltenegger (Germany) Biomarkers of habitable worlds
  • Solar System Objects
    • J. Lunine (R) (USA)Chemistry of the Solar System
    • D. Bockelé-Morvan (France) Cometary chemistry observations
    • S. Sandford (USA) Stardust and IDP's
    • C. Alexander (USA) Meteorites
  • Evolved stars
    • J. Cernicharo (Spain) Line surveys of evolved stars
    • S. Kwok (China) Molecular evolution from AGB stars to Planetary Nebulae
    • I. Cherchneff (Switzerland) Molecules in supernova ejecta
    • J. Cami (Canada) Detection of C60 and C70 in a young Planetary Nebula
  • Diffuse Clouds and PDRs
    • R. Meijerink (Holland) PDR's and XDR's
    • E. Falgarone (France) Turbulence in Diffuse Clouds
    • E. Peeters (Canada) PAH's After 25 years
    • N. Cox (Belgium) Diffuse interstellar bands
  • Basic Molecular Processes
    • I. Smith (R) (UK) Gas-phase chemistry at low and high temperatures
    • H. Linnartz (R) (Netherlands) Chemistry on dust analogs and ices
    • S. Klippenstein (USA) Theory of low temperature reactions
    • F. Dulieu (France) Water ice formation and the o/p ratio
    • C. Jaeger (Germany) Solid-state spectroscopy: silicates & carbonaceous grains
    • V. Bierbaum (USA) Anions in space and in the laboratory
  • Tools for the analysis of spectral data
    • F. De Lucia (USA) Spectral line databases and how to remove the weeds from hot core spectra
    • P. Schilke (Germany) Tools for analysis of spectral line surveys
    • F. van der Tak (Netherlands) Molecular excitation and radiative transfer tools
  • Hot topics from Herschel
    • Main results from GT and OT KP (TBD)
  • Panel: On to ALMA
    • 10 young speakers to make ten short (2 or 3 slide) presentations on the -Ten top astrochemistry projects to be observed with ALMA within 10 hours observing time-
  • Conference Summary
    • John Black (Sweden)



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