Laboratory Astrophysics : Tracking the Evolution of Cosmic Matter towards Molecular Complexity
March 13, 2022 - March 18, 2022
This school focuses on advanced techniques used to produce, analyze and investigate the properties and the evolution of extraterrestrial analogs in the laboratory, dedicated to improve our understanding of the origin and evolution of complex molecular matter observed in space, from dense molecular clouds up to the formation of new stars, planetary bodies and comets. The program will present a wide range of complementary and advanced methods developed in recent years in close connection to the most relevant astronomical observations. Emphasis will be put on the degree of chemical and/or structural complexity which can be achieved in the gas and solid phases and at their interface under space conditions. The methods used to characterize the physics of silicates and carbonaceous dust, and to investigate the formation/destruction processes of ices will be detailed. Techniques used to analyze matter from cometary and true-extra-terrestrial origins will also be presented.
This Session is organized by:

Jean-Hugues FILLION, Laboratoire d' Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matière, Astrophysique et Atmosphères (LERMA), Sorbonne Université et Observatoire de Paris, France
Ludovic BIENNIER, Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR), Université de Rennes, France
Aude SIMON, Laboratoire de Chimie de Physique Quantiques (IRSAMC), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Grégoire DANGER, Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (PIIM), Campus de Saint-Jérôme, Marseille, France
More information can be found on the Workshop's WEBSITE.

Published on  October 1, 2021
Updated on October 11, 2021