Chemical Evolution of Cosmic Matter

703. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

23 Oct - 25 Oct 2019


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Giesen, Dr. Guido Fuchs, Doris Herberth, U Kassel

The seminar will focus on laboratory investigations to understand the fundamental steps of chemical matter evolution in our cosmos. The meeting is motivated by the advent of new telescope facilities operating in the microwave- and infrared region and featuring ultrahigh angular resolution and breathtaking sensitivity. This opens up new insights into processes leading to the formation and evolution of molecules in stellar environments that are otherwise inaccessible. The seminar brings together an international group of experimentalists, theoreticians and astronomical observers with expertise in gas-phase and solid phase species, interpretation of molecular spectra, structure and possible formation and destruction mechanisms. Furthermore, an important aim of the seminar is to intensify the existing collaborations between the various already active working groups and to integrate new groups into the network. In particular, excellent speakers which are experts of their fields will give introductory talks at the PhD level which intend to inspire young researchers for the highly interdisciplinary field of chemical evolution.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.