Advert for Kavli-IAU Astrochemistry Symposium

  • Date sent: 19 August 2022, 19:48
  • From: Paola Caselli <>
  • To: Division F Planetary Systems and Astrobiology (2563 recipients), Division G Stars and Stellar Physics (3796 recipients), Division H Interstellar Matter and Local Universe (3070 recipients), Division J Galaxies and Cosmology (3882 recipients)
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  • Subject: Advert for Kavli-IAU Astrochemistry Symposium

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that the next IAU symposium on astrochemistry will be held in the week from July 10th to 14th 2023 in Traverse City, MI, USA. This symposium will be held as a Kavli-IAU symposium with particular emphasis on fostering interactions also with researchers not traditionally connected to our field. More information about the program and registration will follow soon, but for now please save the dates.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Traverse City next year. On behalf of the organising committee,

- Paola Caselli, Ted Bergin & Jes Jorgensen 


2023 Kavli-IAU Astrochemistry Symposium.
Astrochemistry VIII - From the First Galaxies to the Formation of Habitable Worlds.

Astrochemistry is at the heart of many astrophysical fields, from the early Universe to local galaxies, to star- and planet-formation and evolution in our Milky Way, to exoplanet atmospheres, and to our Solar System. Decades-long concerted efforts of astronomers and theoretical/experimental chemists have provided a solid base for using molecules as powerful diagnostic tools of the physical and chemical structure, dynamics, and history of a multitude of astrophysical objects, allowing connections and glimpses into the life cycle of the interstellar medium, as well as into the growth of chemical complexity in space. The great sensitivity, high angular resolution and frequency coverage of telescopes such as ALMA have allowed unprecedented views of stellar and planet nurseries. JWST with its sensitive near- to mid-infrared spectrometers will soon open a new sensitive and sharp observing window into major molecular ingredients such as water, carbon dioxide as well as other key organic species. JWST will allow us to probe composition of ices on interstellar and planet-forming scales, enabling studies of the linked-chemistry of exoplanetary atmospheres and protoplanetary disks. It is therefore timely for the eighth IAU Symposium on Astrochemistry that will allow the ever-growing astrochemical community to meet and discuss recent achievements and future progress including the possibilities of new connections to other fields.