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Astrochemistry symposium in honor of John H. Black
to be held in Gothenburg Sweden 24-28 June, 2019.
Abstract deadline: 1 April
Registration deadline: 17 May
The scientific purpose of this symposium is to highlight the fundamental connection between the theory of microscopic processes studied on Earth and the understanding of phenomena in a wide range of space environments.
The symposium is organised in honour of Prof. John H. Black, who throughout his career has demonstrated an outstanding ability to grasp, apply, and explain these connections - always maintaining a cosmic perspective regardless of scales or wavelengths.
Confirmed invited speakers:
Elvire de Beck
Floris van der Tak
Ewine van Dishoeck
Eva Wirström, Chalmers University of Technology (chair)
Susanne Aalto, Chalmers University of Technology
Ewine van Dishoeck, Leiden Observatory
Maryvonne Gerin, LERMA-LRA
Eric Herbst, University of Virginia
Gunnar Nyman, Gothenburg University
Amiel Sternberg, Tel Aviv University
Naoki Watanabe, Hokkaido University
For more information browse the symposium webpages at:
Announcement ACS Symposium on Water in the Universe
258th ACS National Meeting
ACS Symposium on Water in the Universe
25-29 August 2019 - San Diego, California – USA
Geoffrey A. Blake (California Institute of Technology),
Sergio Ioppolo (Queen Mary University of London)
Formed from two of the most abundant elements in the universe, the special chemical and physical properties of water make it a uniquely important molecule in the quest to understand our origins. Dramatic advances in observational capabilities from millimeter-wave to infrared wavelengths and in our ability to study water vapor, liquid water, and water ice from first principles calculations and with ever more capable laboratory methods now enables astronomers, planetary scientists and chemists to follow the ‘water trail’ from the interstellar medium to mature (exo)planetary systems. The timing of the meeting is particularly relevant to this topic, as by summer 2019 the Atacama Large Millimeter
Array (ALMA) will have completed two observing cycles with its full suite of imaging and high frequency capabilities that are particularly critical to studies of water, and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will have over a year of scientific results in hand. Thus, exoplanet science will have fully entered the phase that explores the nature of potentially habitable terrestrial planets. This symposium will highlight the cosmic history of water, its critical role in the formation and early evolution of planetary systems, and the means by which habitable environments are created across the universe. With a strong focus on the chemistry of, and enabled by, water, and the interplay between studies of our own and exoplanetary systems, we aim to create a program that will draw in a wide range of chemists and (planetary) astronomers to the San Diego meeting.
Over the course of the symposium (following previous meetings there will be seven half-day topical sessions), we anticipate hosting approximately 28 invited talks (30 minute talks followed by 5 minutes of discussion) and 14 contributed talks (of 15 minute duration, with 5 minutes for discussion). The invited speakers will feature a mix of senior and junior scientists from the United States and from many countries whose scientists are actively engaged in astrochemistry. The envisioned program will be both gender-balanced and inclusive, and include a balance of perspectives from astronomical observations to theory/modeling to chemical synthesis. In many meetings of this type, the theory and laboratory sessions are often ‘isolated’ to their own half-day. We feel this discourages dialog between different communities, and so we aim to dovetail observations, theory, and key laboratory work within themes that are science-focused.
Proposed Session Topics (not necessarily in this order)
1. Water at cosmic distances.
2. Water in the interstellar medium (from diffuse to dense molecular clouds).
3. Water and associated volatiles in protoplanetary disks (snow lines, planetesimal and planet formation).
4. Water and associated volatiles in the solar system and debris disks (comets, icy satellites, meteorites).
5. Water in exoplanetary systems.
6. Water and associated volatile delivery to young, rocky planets.
7. Spread throughout all sessions – Ab initio theory, chemical modeling, and laboratory astrophysics studies of the water molecule and water-rich ices.