FROM INTERSTELLAR ICES TO POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS: A SYMPOSIUM TO HONOR LOU ALLAMANDOLA’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MOLECULAR UNIVERSE

September 13-17, 2015
Annapolis, Maryland

Abstract deadline: June 26, 2015

Meeting and registration information is at:

http://ices2pahs.strw.leidenuniv.nl

Extensive advances in the field of Astrochemistry have been made thanks to simultaneous efforts in astronomical infrared spectroscopy and to dedicated laboratory simulations and theoretical studies aimed at reproducing observed spectra throughout the interstellar medium.
The molecular complexity, both organic and mineral, found in inter/proto-stellar and solar system environments have been attributed to primarily grain-surface and bulk chemistry reactions.

This symposium will be composed of contributions from participants working on dedicated laboratory experiments, theoretical calculations of basic processes and chemical reaction networks, as well as astronomical observations of complex molecules and, more generally
solid state materials in space.

The scientific topics of this meeting include:

– Ices: Spectroscopy, Energetic Processing
– Surface Chemistry
– PAHs in Ices
– Identification, Observation, and Models of PAHs
– Formation of Complex Species in Ices: Astrobiology

From the Scientific Organizing Committee,

Stefanie Milam (NASA/GSFC)
Alexander Tielens (Univ. Leiden)
Jason Dworkin (NASA/GSFC)
Doug Hudgins (NASA/HQ)
Jamie Elsila (NASA/GSFC)
Murthy Gudipati (NASA/JPL)
Max Bernstein (NASA/HQ)
Louis d’Hendecourt (Universite Paris-Sud)

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