The Warm Universe

Astrochemistry at Intermediate and Elevated Temperatures

Open Working Group Meeting of the EU COST Action
"The Chemical Cosmos: Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments"
Tallinn, Estonia, 29 May - 2 June 2012

 

The third meeting of Working group 1 “Radical-and ion-induced reactions” of the COST Action ”The Chemical Cosmos: Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments” will take place at Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel, Tallinn, Estonia from May 29th to June 2nd, 2011. The meeting will be organised as a joint meeting between the COST Action "The Chemical Cosmos: Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments" and the Nordic Astrobiology Network. It will start on Tuesday, May 29 in the morning and finish on Saturday June 2 lunchtime.

Important: The meeting is open to all interested scientists and students, also those outside the working group and the COST Action and the Nordic Astrobiology Network. However, the organisers reserve the right to refuse participants.

This year's meeting is devoted to the subject "The Warm Universe - Astrochemistry at Intermediate and Elevated Temperatures". Many different astronomical environments and objects showing higher temperatures (star-forming regions, protoplanetary disks, circumstellar envelopes, cometary comae as well as planetary and satellite atmospheres) exhibit very interesting chemistry. The HERSCHEL space telescope has delivered a lot of new data on many objects falling under this category and futue observations with the ALMA millimetre array will explore their fine structure and chemistry. Aim of this event is to update experimentalists and theoreticians about new findings concerning warmer environments in space and, hopefully provide a forum to discuss new research ideas and projects.

Deadline for registration, accommodation booking and abstract submission: 15 April 2012


Confirmed speakers include:

Susanne Aalto, Chalmers Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
Nadia Balucani, Universitá de Perugia, Italy
Estelle Bayet, University of Oxford, UK

Astrid Bergeat, Université Bordeaux 1, France
Ludovic Biennier, Université de Rennes 1, France
Per Bjerkeli, Chalmers, Tekniska Univesitet, Sweden
Alexis Brandeker, Stockholms Universitet, Sweden
Cecilia Ceccarelli, Grenoble Observatory, France
José Cernicharo, Centro de Astrobiología, Spain
Steven Charnley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Audrey Coutens, IRAP, Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France
David Field,
Aarhus universitet, Denmark
Yves Ellinger, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Jörg Fritz, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
Maryvonne Gerin, Observatoire de Paris Meudon, France
Franco Gianturco, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Javier Goicoechea, Centro de Astrobiologia, Spain
Bengt Gustafsson, Uppsala University
Eric Herbst, University of Virginia, USA
Susanne Höfner, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
Christine Joblin, IRAP, Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Anders Johansen, Lund University, Sweden
Kirsi Lehto, Turun Yliopisto, Finland
John P. Maier, Universität Basel, Switzerland
Karen Meech, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Karl Menten, MPI für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Oskari Miettinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tom J. Millar, Queen's University, Belfast
Olivier Mousis, Observatoire de Besançon, France
Nele Muttik, Tartu Ülikool, Estonia
Karin Öberg, University of Virginia, USA
Hans Olofsson, Chalmers Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
Francoise Pauzat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Carina Persson, Chalmers Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
Dmitry Semenov, MPI für Radioastronomie, Heidelberg, Germany
Grazina Tautvaisiene, Vilniaus Universitetas, Lithuania
Roland Thissen, Grenoble Observatory, France
Carmen Tornow, DLR Berlin, Germany
Ilya Usoskin, Oulun Yliopisto, Finland
Siim Veski, Tallinna Tekhnikaülikool, Estonia
Ruud Visser, University of Michigan, USA
Serena Viti, University College London, UK
Veronique Vuitton, Université J. B. Fourier, Grenoble, France
Catherine Walsh, Queen’s University Belfast
Laurent Wiesenfeld, Université J. B Fourier, Grenoble
Lucy M. Ziurys, University of Arizona, USA
Roman Zubarev, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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