First Workshop on Experimental Laboratory Astrophysics

Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, February 25-27, 2013

Contributed talks (30 min) and poster presentations are invited for the 'First Workshop on Experimental Laboratory Astrophysics' in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, February 25-27, 2013. During the last decade, significant new experimental techniques have been developed to investigate the interaction of ionizing radiation (UV, VUV, gamma rays, charged particles) and of neutrals (atoms, radicals, molecules, grains) with surfaces of solids (ices, minerals, carbonaceous compounds) in the Solar System and in the Interstellar Medium (ISM). These processes provide new fundamental insights - sometimes on the molecular level - into the processes that are critical to the chemistry in the ISM, star and planet forming regions, and on/in icy objects in the Solar System from the formation of the simplest molecule (molecular hydrogen) to astrobiologically important species such as amino acids and sugars.

The first workshop features invited (senior and junior researchers) as well as contributed talks and poster presentations focusing on the interaction of ionizing radiation (UV, VUV, gamma rays, charged particles) and neutrals (atoms, radicals, molecules, grains) with low temperature solids (ices, minerals, organics).

Additional information will be posted soon.

The Organizers

Ralf I. Kaiser, University of Hawaii
Brant Jones, University of Hawaii
Gianfranco Vidali, Syracuse University
Raul Baragiola, University of Virginia
Sergio Pilling, Universidade do Vale do Paraiba
Dag Hanstorp, University of Gotheburg, Sweden

For more information: http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/Ice2013.html

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