Molecular Universe Programme

Physics and chemistry of complex molecules: the laboratory approach. Click on a title of a talk to view the presentation in pdf format.

Thursday 11th May 2006
Interstellar PAHs


08:30-09:00 Spectroscopy of PAHs at IR/submm wavelengths M. Vervloet
(LPPM CNRS, Orsay)
09:00-09:30 High-resolution spectroscopy of large molecules K. Demyk
(PhLAM, Lille University)
09:30-10:00 Recent results on recombination of PAH cations with electrons L. Biennier
(PALMS, Rennes University)
10:00-10:30 Chemistry of interstellar PAH candidates: from space to the laboratory C. Joblin
(CESR, Toulouse University)
10:30-11:00 Coffee  
Interstellar Carbon Chains


11:00-11:30 Carbon chain spectroscopy T. Giesen
(Cologne University)
11:30-12:00 Molecular beam studies on reactions of C atoms with unsaturated hydrocarbons: a possible synthetic route to interstellar carbon chains P. Casavecchia
(Perugia University)
12:00-12:30 Intra- and intermolecular dynamics of cyanoacetylene and its complexes with helium R. Moszynski
(Varsow University)
12:30-13:00 Polyynes and cyanopolyynes : from astrochemistry to their easy synthesis in a carbon arc F. Cataldo
(Rome University)
13:00 Lunch  
Interstellar Grains: Composition and Role in Chemistry


14:00-14:30 Formation of interstellar methanol and other oxygen containing compounds: non-feasibility of gas-phase mechanisms W. Geppert
(Stockholm University)
14:30-15:00 Experimental studies of H2 formation on grains: overview and recent results F Dulieu
(LERMA, Cergy University)
15:00-15:30 Irradiation and thermal processing of silicates in the laboratory: a new insight in interstellar grain chemical composition Z. Djouadi
(IAS, University of Paris Sud)
15:30-15:45 Coffee  

Prebiotic/Biological Molecules

15:45-16:15 Photo- and radioracemization of chiral molecules and the radiation-induced amplification of chirality F. Cataldo
(Rome University)
16:15-16:45 Spectroscopy of complex and organic chemistry in Titan. A. Jolly
(LISA, University of Paris 12)


Last updated: 23 May 2006