EPSC 2018 Session: Organic Matter in Space- Call for abstract
Call for abstract for the European Planetary Science Congress 2018, EPSC 2018
Session: Organic Matter in Space
16–21 September 2018, Berlin, Germany https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2018/session/29897
Abstract deadline: 16 May 2018, 13:00 CEST.
We would like to invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists working on the organic matter to submit an abstract to the session "Organic Matter in Space" that is co-organized between the Small Bodies (SB) and Astrobiology (AB) programme groups.
Organic matter was abundant in the protosolar nebula, as attested by the wide range of organic compounds in the primitive bodies of our solar system, such as comets and carbonaceous chondrites. These organic compounds were delivered to the early Earth and may have played a role in the emergence of life. However, the origin of this organic matter remains debated. Is it synthesized in the protosolar nebula and/or inherited from the interstellar medium?
This session focuses on the organic matter origin and evolution in astrophysical environments and on the connection that could exist between the organic matter of the interstellar medium and the compounds detected in primitive bodies of the solar system.
This session invites communications on experimental, theoretical and observational studies related to the origin of organic matter in the primitive bodies, such as: a) detection and evolution of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, b) characterization and evolution of the organic matter in primitive bodies, c) distribution of organic matter in the protosolar disk, d) observation of organic matter in planetary surfaces.
The session will consist of Oral and Poster contributions.
You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website: https://www.epsc2018.eu/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html
Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
With best wishes,
Conveners : Vassilissa Vinogradoff, Grégoire Danger, Laurent Remusat.
Oxygen in Space
Oxygen in Space
October 16-17, 2018
Maison Internationale de la Recherche, Neuville sur Oise, France
After hydrogen, oxygen is the second most abundant reactive element. The reduction-oxidation reaction is one of the pillars of chemistry, on Earth and in space. The present workshop focuses on the role and form of oxygen in astrophysical environments. During two days, the elusive presence of molecular oxygen in the Interstellar Medium and its unexpectedly high abundance in comets will be discussed. A session devoted to proxy molecules such as NO, SO and sulfur-substituted molecules will take place. The last part of the workshop will be devoted to the hydrogenated forms of oxygen (such as water and methanol), with a special attention to their deuterated isotopologues. Observational, modelling, and laboratory aspects will be included in the discussion.
The workshop will be located at the Maison Internationale de la Recherche in Neuville-sur-Oise, 45 minutes by train from the center of Paris (France). The participation is free of fees and is limited to 60 participants, by order of registration which is open. About half of the time will be devoted to contributions and posters. http://laboratoires.u-cergy.fr/~lerma/OxygenInSpace/index.html
First announcement: 15th of April. ; Second announcement: 1st of June.
Submission deadline : 28th of August
Final program: 5th of September.
Symposium: The workshop will be followed by the Symposium honoring Paul F. Goldsmith: "Velocity-Resolved Far-Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy of the Future”, which will take place at the Paris Observatory on October 18-19.
Confirmed speakers :Aurore Bacmann (IPAG, France), Dominique Bockelée-Morvan (Observatoire de Paris, France), Claudio Codella (Osservatorio di Arcetri, Italy), Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden Observatory, NL), Kostas Giapis (California Institute of Technology, USA), Paul F. Goldsmith (NASA JPL, Passadena, USA), Marco Minissale (Aix-Marseille Université, France), Vianney Taquet (Osservatorio di Arcetri, Italy),Valentine Wakelam (Laboratoire d’astrophysique de Bordeaux, France), Naoki Watababe (Hokkaido University, Japan)