This workshop is part of the NSF-Collaborative Research in Chemistry (CRC) Network “Chemistry of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons in Titan’s Atmosphere and the first in a series of annual meetings aimed to better understand the chemistry taking place in the atmosphere and on the surface of Titan. It brings together atmospheric modelers, astronomical observers, mission specialists, planetary scientists, physical chemists (dynamics, kinetics, photochemistry), theoreticians (electronic structure, dynamics calculations), astrobiologists, and organic chemists (hydrocarbon and nitrile chemistry). By exploring the current boundaries of planetary science and chemical knowledge, we can more effectively design new laboratory experiments under well-defined conditions (and recommend promising directions for further observational searches) and upcoming Solar System missions to resolve hitherto unanswered aspects of molecular synthesis in our Solar System.
The workshop features invited (40 min + 10 min discussion) as well as contributed talks (15 min + 5 min discussion) and is limited to 50 participants. A special session is dedicated to needs for laboratory, computational, modeling, and observational data. Registration forms and abstracts shall be submitted as outlined in the attachments (deadline: December 31, 2006). Abstract are only accepted in electronic form (doc/pdf; firstname.lastname@example.org Additional information on speakers, the conference venue, and accommodations will be added on the web site as they become available (http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/Titan2007.html). For additional questions, please email to email@example.com.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Honolulu.