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"Synthesis and Spectroscopy of Large Carbon Molecules"


October 21-22, 2013

at ITAMP, Cambridge MA, USA
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All Workshop Sessions are held in Phillips Auditorium
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
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Updated Schedule
Monday October 21, 2013
Session I: Large Carbon Molecules                                     Chair: Mike McCarthy
            8:30 AM
Registration, Coffee and Pastries
            8:55 AM
Welcome by the Organizers
 9:00 -   9:45 AM J. Cami
"Cosmic Fullerenes"
 9:45 - 10:30 AM R. Kaiser "A Crossed Molecular Beams and Study on the Formation of Prototype Aromatic andPolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Extraterrestrial Environments"
10:30 - 11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45 AM O. Berne "The Evolution of Carbonaceous Dust in Space: from Very Smaill Grains, to PAHs, to C60"
11:45 - 12:30 PM T. Schmidt "Laser Spectroscopy of Gas-Phase PAH Radicals (and one Ion)"
12:30 -  2:00 PM Lunch Break

Session II: Gas-Phase Simulations                                       Chair: Christine Jones - Forman
2:00 - 2:45 PM B. Green "Modelling Formation of Large Carbon Molecules at High Temperature"
2:45 - 3:30 PM S. Irle "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Fullerene Formation Reveal Elements of Darwinian Natural Selection"
3:30 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break

4:00 - 4:45 PM
S. Charnley (Cancelled)
4:00 - 4:45 PM H. Sadeghpour "Formation of Large Carbon Molecules in (near) Interstaller Conditions"
4:45 - 5:30 PM
O.Martinez "Towards a Precise Molecular Structure of Phenyl Radical"
5:30 - 7:30 PM Reception at Perkin Lobby
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Session III: Gas-Phase Spectroscopy                                     Chair: Carl Gottlieb
         8:00 AM
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 - 9:15 AM D. Nesbitt "High Resolution IR Spectroscopy in a Slit Supersonic Expansion: Hot Hydrocarbon Radicals at Interstellar Temperatures"
9:15- 10:00 AM C. Joblin "Electronic Spectroscopy of Interstellar PAH Cations and Derivatives in the PIRENEA Cold Ion Trap"
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15 AM J. Grabow "Microwave Coherence Spectroscopy High-Resolution Techniques: Complex Organic Molecules in Space and on Earth"
11:15- 1:30 PM Lunch Break

Session IV: Laboratory Analysis of Large PAH, Cations         Chair:Hossein Sadeghpour
1:30 - 2:15 PM P. Brechignac "From Small Hydrocarbon Molecules to Soot Particles: The PAHs"
2:15 - 3:00 PM J. Cernicharo "Gas Phase Carbon Balance in C-rich Evolved Stars"
3:00 - 3:45 PM F. Salama (Cancelled)"Synthesis and Spectroscopy of Large Carbon Molecules with Ames' COSmIC Facility in Support of NASAs Space Missions"
3:45 - 4:30 PM L. Allamandola (Cancelled)"Astronomical Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
3:00 PM
Workshop Adjourns