Symposium on the lifecycle of cosmic PAHs
Registration is now open for the “The lifecycle of cosmic PAHs" symposium, at Aarhus University, Denmark from 15th-19th June, 2020.
Abstract submission for contributed talks and posters closes on 20th February, 2020.
For more information please visit the symposium webpage https://conferences.au.dk/cosmicpah2020/
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in space where they play a key role in the heating of interstellar gas via the photoelectric effect, in setting the ionization balance of the interstellar medium (ISM) and potentially also as catalysts for formation of interstellar molecular complexity and as a component of interstellar organic material and dust. PAHs are identified as carriers of the aromatic infrared bands (AIBs) and are observed in a diverse range of interstellar environments. Yet, their lifecycle in interstellar space is still not well understood.
The aim of this symposium is to bring observational astronomers, theorists and experimentalists working on PAH observations, formation, fragmentation, photo-physics, spectroscopy, surface science and chemistry together to shed light on the lifecycle of cosmic PAHs and to explore the future opportunities for PAH research provided by novel theoretical and experimental methods and future observational missions with focus on JWST and ELT. This is the third installment in a series of meetings on interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with previous meetings held in Toulouse in 2010 and in Noordwijk in 2016.
Invited speakers include:
Kathryn Altwegg, Bern University; Jeremy Chastenet, University of California San Diego; Christine Joblin, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3; Christiaan Boersma, NASA Ames research center; Sandra Brünken, Radboud University; Francois Dulieu, L'université de Cergy-Pontoise ; Giacomo Mulas, INAF; Jan Cami, Universtiy of Western Ontario; Melanie Schnell, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel; Henning Zettergren, Stockholm University; Wybren Jan Buma, Universiteit van Amsterdam; José Ángel Martín Gago, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid - CSIC; Ewen K. Campbell, University of Edinburgh; Michael Duncan, University of Georgia; Partha P. Bera, NASA Ames research center; Javier R. Goicoechea, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC; M. Samy El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jordy Bouwman, Leiden University; Stefanie N. Milam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Jos Oomens, Radboud University.
Scientific Organising Committee: Liv Hornekær; Els Peeters; Alessandra Candian; Olivier Berné; Xander Tielens; Annemieke Petrignani.
Local Organising Committee: Andrew Cassidy; John Thrower; Frederik Simonsen; Rijutha Jaganathan; Georgios Pantazidis; Karin Vittrup; Liv Hornekær.