As a continuation of the first Italian Workshop on Astrochemistry, held in March 2016 at Palazzo Strozzi (Firenze), the focus of this 2 nd edition is still the synergy between astronomers and chemists to comprehend the chemical complexity and evolution in our Galaxy. The unprecedented performances offered by new observational facilities, from cm-wavelengths to the THz window, are indeed revolutionizing the census of the chemical complexity in space. Specifically, interstellar Complex Organic Molecules (iCOMs) have been observed in all the evolutionary stages leading to the formation of stars (from cold starless cores to proto-stars and proto-planetary disks). Thanks to the great advances in the modeling of gas-phase and surface chemistry through laboratory works as well as quantum chemistry calculations, we now have new tools to investigate the formation routes of iCOMs in space, building blocks of pre-biotic molecules such as amino-acids and sugars.
The previous workshop has sown seeds that led to encouraging collaborations within the framework of two joint national projects on astrochemistry, namely “STARS in the CHAOS” and “GENESIS-SKA”. The main goal of the 2 nd Italian Workshop on Astrochemistry is to bring once again together astrophysicists and chemists working on observations, theoretical models, and laboratory experiments to present their recent advances, to discuss about the open questions, and to plan further future collaborations.
The workshop will be focused on the topics:
Organized in Collaboration with the Municipality of Follonica (a maritime town in the province of Grosseto), the workshop will take place in the unique environment of a former Ilva Foundry in Follonica, recently restored and with spaces destined to the Scuola Normale Superiore. We plan to host about 50 scientists both astrophysicists and chemists.
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Prof. Vincenzo Barone, Chair (Chair, Scuola Normale Superiore)
Prof. Cristina Puzzarini (Co-chair, Università di Bologna)
Dr. Claudio Codella (INAF – Osservatorio di Arcetri)
Dr. Alberto Baiardi (ETH Zurich)
Dr.ssa Serena Bolici (Segretario generale) (Coordinatore attività Comune di Follonica )
Dr.ssa Elisa Guidi (Eventi Culturali SNS) (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Dr. Sergio Rampino (Scuola Normale Superiore)
Dr.ssa Monica Sanna, Scientific secretary (Scuola Normale Superiore)
16:00 - 16:50 Registration 17:00 Coffee break 17:15-17:30 Cristina Puzzarini - University of Bologna Opening 17:30-18:00 Vincenzo Barone - Scuola Normale Superiore The Interuniversity Center STAR 18:00-18:30 C. Codella -INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze The GENESIS-SKA project 19:30-20:45 Welcome Dinner 21:00-22:30 P. Caselli - Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching Outreach talk: Dalle nubi interstellari alla vita sulla Terra
09:00-09:45 Linda Podio - INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze Chemical complexity from protostars to planet-forming disks 09:45-10:15 Victor Rivilla – INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze First ALMA maps of HCO, the precursor of complex organic molecules, towards the Solar-like protostellar system IRAS16293-2422 10:15-11:00 Cécile Favre – INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze Complex organic molecules towards star-forming regions: direct interaction between astronomical observations and spectroscopy 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:15 José Cernicharo – ICMM-CSIC, Madrid Broad band high resolution rotational spectroscopy for cold plasma diagnosis: application to interstellar chemistry 12:15-12:35 Laura Colzi – INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze Nitrogen fractionation in high-mass star-forming cores across the Galaxy 12:35-13:00 Poster presentations 13:00-15:30 Lunch & Poster session
15:30-16:15 Silvia Spezzano – Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching High Resolution Spectroscopy of Unstable Species at the Centre for Astrochemical Studies 16:15-16:45 Luca Bizzocchi – Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching14N/15N ratio measurements in prestellar cores with N2H+: new evidences of 15N-antifractionation 16:45-17:15 Coffee Break 17:15-18:00 Jonathan C. Rawlings – University College London Extreme Chemical Processes in Interstellar Clouds and Cometary Comae 18:00-18:20 Simone Potenti – Scuola Normale Superiore The interstellar odyssey of PAHs: an experimental and computational challenge 18:20-18:40 Lorenzo Zimirri – University of Torino Computer simulations of interstellar silicates: energetic and spectroscopic characterization of forsterite nanoparticle models 21:00-22:30 Social Dinner
09:00-09:45 Nicola Tasinato – Scuola Normale Superiore Computational Tools for Astrochemistry 09:45-10:15 Julien Bloino – Scuola Normale Superiore Importance of anharmonicity for the study of IR signatures in astrochemistry 10:15-11:00 Ryan Fortenberry – Georgia Southern University Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy: A Match Made in the Heavens 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:15 Luca Dore – University of Bologna Submillimeter-wave spectroscopy for astrochemistry 12:15-12:35 Lorenzo Spada – Scuola Normale Superiore/University of Bologna Prebiotic molecules from in silico experiments to laboratory spectroscopy toward space: cyanomethanimine as a case study 12:35-12:55 Marco Mendolicchio – Scuola Normale Superiore Anharmonicity Effects on the Structural and Vibrational Properties of Molecular Systems of Astrochemical Interest 13:00-15:30 Lunch & Poster session
15:30-16:15 Ernesto Di Mauro – University of Rome “La Sapienza” From the one-carbon atom compound formamide to RNA the prebiotic path is continuous 16:15-16:45 Giovanna Costanzo – Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari, CNR, Rome Non-enzymatic oligomerization of 3’-5’ cyclic ribonucleotides in prebiotic conditions 16:45-17:15 Coffee Break 17:30-18:30 Visit to the Magma Museum
09:00-09:45 Ian R. Sims – University of Rennes 1 Experimental gas-phase reaction kinetics and energy transfer studies for astrochemistry 09:45-10:15 Antonio J. Ocaña – Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Gas-phase methanol reactivity towards OH radicals at temperatures of the ISM using the CRESU technique 10:15-11:00 Daniela Ascenzi – Building N-containing hydrocarbons via ion-molecule reactions: isomer-selected reactivity of C2H2N+ ions 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:00 V. Barone – C. Codella – C. Puzzarini Closing and Poster-Award Ceremony
Only registered participants are eligible to submit abstracts.