Division H Commission 34 WG Astrochemistry


Thomas J. Millar

Queen's Univ Belfast
School of Maths-Physics
13 Stranmillis Rd
Belfast BT9 5FS
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 289 097 6523
Fax: +44 289 097 4536
Email: TomMillarqubacuk
Organization website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/index.html

Last updated:
April 2, 2015

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Mission/Goals: To organize a Focus Meeting on an astrochemistry theme at the 2015 GA in Hawaii. On the time-scale of 2016-2018, organize an IAU Symposium on Astrochemistry. The Astrochemistry WG has more general aims, outlined in the document that requested that it be approved as an IAU Commission. Among these aims are: (a) advertising the role of astrochemistry and its multiple uses in astronomy, so that all astronomers, young and old, can develop a proper appreciation of what molecules can teach them about the sources they study; this would be done through continued IAU symposia, co-sponsoring symposia of related commissions and working groups, and expanding the web site of the commission; (b) maintaining interdisciplinary activities with scientists in other fields such as chemists and chemical physicists. This is accomplished by organizing symposia on astrochemistry at large chemical meetings such as those of the American Chemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry, and sending members of the working group/commission to various conferences in the chemical community to discuss the field.

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