#1 Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:59 pm
Registered: Mar 2012
***CECAM Workshop “Theoretical and Computational Astrochemistry”***
August 30th- September 1th 2012 at SNS in Pisa, Italy.
it is our pleasure to announce a workshop on “Theoretical and Computational Astrochemistry” to be held in Pisa at the “Scuola Normale Superiore” from August 30th to September 1th 2012.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the role that theoretical and computational chemistry has recently been called to play on the themes connected with
the recently disclosed interesting chemistry in the planets of the solar system, in the stars and in the interstellar medium, regarding the abundance of the elements and their isotopic distribution, the chemical composition, the reactions of atoms and molecules and their interactions with ultraviolet radiation and cosmic rays.
Objectives are the handling of both the vast amount of data sent by the probes exploring the solar system on the processes taking place in the atmospheres of planets and satellites, and the exploit of the information coming from the largely unexpected radio-astronomic and spectroscopic discovery of numerous molecules of increasing complexity in interstellar space.
The workshop aims at bringing together the experts in the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics with specific interest and competence on these issues, enabling them to share the last developments, establish current state-of-the-art and draw future trends and research directions. In this regard we hope for active participation of young researchers and of doctoral students.
The program will feature invited lectures and oral presentations.
Space at the venue is limited.
The deadline for applications is July 1th 2012. (Late applications may be considered, but only as space and budget permits.)
Here is the Workshop announcement at the CECAM webpage:
Please forward this announcement to possibly interested colleagues.