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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in space where they play a key role in heating of interstellar gas via the photoelectric effect, in setting the ionization balance of the interstellar medium (ISM) and potentially also as catalysts for formation of interstellar molecular complexity and as a component of interstellar organic material and dust. PAHs are identified as carriers of the aromatic infrared bands (AIBs) and are observed in a diverse range of interstellar environments. Yet, their lifecycle in interstellar space is still not well understood. The aim of this meeting is to bring observational astronomers, theorists and experimentalists working on PAH observations, formation, fragmentation, photo-physics, spectroscopy, surface science and chemistry together to shed light on the lifecycle of cosmic PAHs and to explore the future opportunities for PAH research provided by novel theoretical and experimental methods and future observational missions with focus on JWST and ELT.
The symposium is the third installment in a series of meetings on interstellar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with previous meetings held in Toulouse in 2010 and in Noordwijk in 2016.
José Ángel Martín Gago, CSIC
Partha P. Bera, NASA Ames research center
Christiaan Boersma, NASA Ames research center / San José University Research Foundation
Sandra Brünken, Radboud University
Wybren Jan Buma, University of Amsterdam
Jan Cami, University of Western Ontario
Ewen Campbell, University of Edinburgh
Jeremy Chastenet, University of California San Diego
Leen Decin, University of Leuven
Francois Dulieu, CY Cergy Paris Université
Michael Duncan, University of Georgia
M. Samy El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hiroyuki Hirashita, Academia Sinica
Christine Joblin, Université Toulouse III / CNRS
Stefanie N. Milam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Giacomo Mulas, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari
Conor A. Nixon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Els Peeters, University of Western Ontario / SETI Institute
Mathias Rapacioli, Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques
Melanie Schnell, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Lindsey St. Mary, Oregon State University
Alan Tokunaga, University of Hawaii
Henning Zettergren, Stockholm University
Xander Tielens, Leiden University
Nora Hänni, University of Bern
Brett McGuire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Farid Salama, NASA-Ames Research Center
Christopher Materese, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Alessandra Candian, University of Amsterdam
Nathalie Ysard, Université Paris-Saclay
Mark Sephton, Imperial College London
The symposium will be held Aarhus University.
Registration and abstract submission for contributed talks and poster presentations is currently open. Note that the number of participants will be limited to 80 and you are advised to register early to secure a place.
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Abstract submission for contributed talks is now closed.
Poster submissions will be accepted until 15th August.
We are limited to max. 80 participants.
The photo of the Horsehead nebula used in the banner image, is used with permission from: Robert Gendler