Other related workshops/meetings


Astrochemistry in the THz domain

Date: 30 – 31 October, 2017 (Chennai, India)

Topics addressed:

Chemical composition of the star forming region/protoplanetary disk
Formation of prebiotic molecules
Astrochemical modeling / experiments / observations
Planetary Science

Astrochemical Conference KIDA2017 (KInetic Database for Astrophysics)

Date: 26 – 29 September, 2017 (Bordeaux, France)


Gas-phase processes
Heterogeneous chemistry and the interactions of the gas phase with grain surfaces.
Astrochemical observations
Astrochemical modelling

254th American Chemical Society National Meeting

Date: 20 -24 August 2017 (Washington D.C., USA)

Current and future perspectives of chemical modelling in Astrophysics

Date: 17 – 19 July 2017 (Hamburg, Germany)


The workshop will cover the following topics:

Gas/Dust phase processes: theory and experiments
Computational Astrochemistry: Numerical Codes and Databases
Chemistry/Microphysics in Hydrodynamical Simulations
Modelling Observations


EWASS 2017 (European Week of Astronomy and Space Science)

Date: 26 June 2017 – 30 June 2017
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

EWASS 2017 – Special Session 12: “Dust across the Universe”

Date: 28 June 2017

Synopsis: Intense discussion on dust formation and evolution theories and observations.

The Broad Impact of Low Frequency Observing

Date: 19 June 2017 – 23 June 2017
Location: Bologna, Italy

Synopsis: Review the major results at low radio frequencies and explore relevant links to some of other complementary facilities like ALMA, the VLA, and VLBI networks in the radio domain

EPOLM-3: Energetic Processing of Large Molecules

Date: 14 June 2017 – 16 June 2017
Location: Toulouse, France

Synopsis: Presentation of the most recent results on the structure and dynamics of large molecular species, their evolution under photon irradiation and collisions, as well as the mechanisms at play in the relaxation of energy

COASTARS 2017: Connecting observational and theoretical studies of AGB stars

Date: 12 June 2017 – 16 June 2017
Location: Göteborg, Sweden


The topics to be covered are:

Dust in M-type AGB stars – theory and wind
Dust in M-type AGB stars – observations
High-energy emission – Chromospheres or companions?
Detached shells – Only for carbon stars?
Stellar surface imaging – What will it tell us?

The AGB-Supernovae mass transition

Date: 27 March 2017 – 31 March 2017
Location: Rome, Italy

Synopsis: Amongst the seven science topics addressed, the dust formation from AGB stars and supernovae will be discussed

IAUS332 Astrochemistry VII – Through the Cosmos from Galaxies to Planets

Date: 20 March 2017 – 24 March 2017
Location: Puerto Varas, Chile

Synopsis:  Seventh meeting to discuss on far-infrared and submillimeter emission of the interstellar medium (ISM)


Spectroscopy with SOFIA: new results & future opportunities

Date: 5 March 2017 – 8 March 2017
Location: Schloss Ringberg, Germany

Synopsis:  Discussion on new results from SOFIA and dive into new science opportunities for the coming years, particularly in the area of FIR spectroscopy



The Hydride Toolbox (December 12 – 15, 2016, Paris/UPMC, France)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Javier Goicoechea (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Chair of the SOC
  • Marcelino Agúndez (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker

European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysics ECLA 2016 – Gas on the Rocks (November 21 – 25, 2016, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2016

Deadline for early registration: July 15, 2016

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Cernicharo (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1): Chair of the SOC
  • Christine Joblin (IRAP, CNRS, Team 2): Co-chair of the SOC
  • Isabel Tanarro (IEM-CSIC, Team 1): SOC member
  • José A. Martín Gago (ICMM-CSIC, Team 3): SOC member
  • Karyne Demik (IRAP, CNRS, Team 2): SOC member

18th International workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – NANO 2016 (November 17 – 19, Sofia, Czech Bulgaria)

Info on deadlines and fees

NANOCON 2016 – 8th International Conference on Nanomaterials – Research & Application (October 19 – 21, Brno, Czech Republic)

Info on deadlines and fees

Mastering the science instruments and the observing modes of JWST (September 26 -28, ESAC, Madrid, Spain)

Evolution of chemical complexity: from simple interstellar molecules to terrestrial biopolymers (September 12 -15, Liblice, Czech Republic)

Deadlines: registration (July 15); abstract submission (July 30)

ECAMP12 – 12th European Conference on Atoms Molecules and Photons (September 5 – 9, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)


NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Christine Joblin (IRAP, CNRS, Team 2) – Plenary Lecturer

Fuerzas y Túnel 2016 (September 5 – 7, Girona, Spain)

Early registration: June 30, 2016

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Ángel Martín-Gago (ICMM-CSIC, Team 3) – Member of the SOC

The 24th International Conference on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (August 30-September 3, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic)

Pre-registration: BEFORE February 15, 2016

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Jose Luis Alonso (UVA, Team 1) – Invited Speaker

The 9th meeting on Cosmic Dust (August 15 – 19, 2016, Sendai, Japan)

Deadline for applicants: May 13, 2016

23rd Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases – ESCAMPIG 2016 (July 12 – 16, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Abstract Submission, February 29
Early Registration, March 31

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Isabel Tanarro (IEM-CSIC, Team 3) – Member of the International Scientific Committee

EWASS 2016 – European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (July 4 – 8, Athens, Greece)

Abstract submission: March 15, 2016
Registration deadline: February 15, 2016

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Jose Cernicharo and Javier Goicoechea (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speakers at Symposium S4
  • Javier Goicoechea – Invited speaker at Symposium S8
  • Carmen Sánchez Contreras (CAB-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker at Special Session SS3
  • Marcelino Agúndez (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker at Special Session SS11

Faraday Discussion – Nanoparticles with morphological and functional anisotropy (July 4-6, Glasgow, UK)

Poster submission by: April 25, 2016

Early registration deadline: May 16, 2016

Standard registration deadline: June 6, 2016

International Symposium and Workshop on Astrochemistry (July 3-8, Campinas SP, Brazil)

Early registration deadline: April 15, 2016

Late registration deadline: May 15, 2016

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Guillermo Muñoz-Caro (CAB-INTA, Team 1) – Member of the SOC

Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (July 4 – 7, 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2016
Notification on accepted contributed talks: May 15, 2016
End of early registration fee period: June 1, 2016
End of regular registration period: June 20, 2016

7th International Meeting on Atomic and Molecular Physics and Chemistry – IMAMPC 2016 (27 – 30 June, Le Havre, France)

Deadline for abstract submission: May 1, 2016

More info about the registration process

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Octavio Roncero (IFF-CSIC, Team 3) – Invited Speaker

71st International Meeting on Molecular Spectroscopy (June 20-24, 2016, Champaign-Urbana, USA)

Abstract Submission Close: March 1st

Early Registration Close: May 15th

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Cernicharo (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Plenary Speaker

Graphene Week (June 13-17, 2016, Warsaw, Poland)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Ángel Martín-Gago (ICMM-CSIC, Team 3) – Invited Speaker

3rd European Workshop on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials (May 17 – 21, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Ángel Martín-Gago (ICMM-CSIC, Team 3) – Member of the SOC

1ª Escuela Hispano-Chilena de Astroquímica (May 9 – 13, Observatorio del Cerro Galán, Universidad de Chile)

Registration deadline: March 31, 2016

NANOCOSMOS professors:

  • José Cernicharo, Javier Goicoechea, Marcelino Agúndez, Belén Tercero (all from ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) and Asunción Fuente (OAN, CNIG-IGN, Team 1)

Water in the Universe: from Clouds to Oceans (April 12-15, Noordwijk ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands)

Early registration deadline: February 5, 2016

Late registration deadline: April 8, 2016

IRAM Science Software User Meeting 2016 (April 6 – 8, Grenoble, France)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • Guillermo Quintana-Lacaci (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker (MAPPING and ALMA)

Molecular Gas beyond the Milky Way: Astronomy and Astrochemistry in Extragalactic Environments (April 4-7, Charlottesville, USA)

General Attendee Registration ithrough February 15, 2016: $250

General Attendee Registration from February 16 to March 14: $350

Registration deadline: March 14, 2016

Abstract  submission deadline: February 15, 2016

Nanotech-2016 — International Nanotechnology Conference & Expo (April 4-6, Baltimore, USA)

Standard registration deadline: April 4, 2016

Abstracts submission deadline: March 8, 2016

1st Italian Workshop on Astrochemistry: Astronomical Complex Organic Molecules in different environments  (March 10 – 11, Florence, Italy)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Cernicharo (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker (The MADEX code and the quest for new molecular species)

1st Annual Meeting of the WG1/WG4 COST Action 1401: Our Astrochemical History (March 7 – 8, Pisa, Italy)

NANOCOSMOS participants:

  • José Cernicharo (ICMM-CSIC, Team 1) – Invited speaker (The search for new molecular species in the ISM, isotopologues and vibrationally excited states)
  • José Luis Alonso (UVA, Team 1) – Invited speaker
  • Octavio Roncero (IFF-CSIC, Team 3) – Member of the SOC

DPG Spring Meeting (February 29, March 4, 2016, Hannover, Germany)

Deadline for online participants registration: February 5, 2016

ICONN — International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (February 7-11, 2016, Canberra, Australia)

Early registration before: December 15, 2015


11th Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: Physics and Chemistry of the Late Stages of Stellar Evolution (December 14 – 17, Hong Kong, PR China)

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 August, 2015 23:59 (HKT)

This conference invites physicists, chemists, astronomers and planetary scientists to discuss on mass loss mechanisms in evolved stars, chemistry of circumstellar envelopes, dynamical evolution of planetary nebulae, morphology and shaping of planetary nebulae, synthesis of complex molecules and carbonaceous solids in the late stages of stellar evolution.

Poster_WS_JWSTExploring the Universe with JWST (October 12 – 16, ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands)


Late registration deadline: August 1, 2015
Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2015

This conference will give an opportunity to present, highlight and discuss scientific programs that will be made possible by JWST. Amongst these, two NANOCOSMOS focus topics are present: the formation and evolution of stars and planets and the planetary systems and the origins of life (exoplanets)

2015 IRAM SummerschoolIRAM 30m Summerschool 2015 (September 11 – 18, 2015, Granada, Spain)

Application deadline: June 15, 2015

The 8th IRAM 30m summerschool will combine lectures on millimeter astronomy with observations using the 30m telescope. These will be complemented by shorter lectures on instrumentation, observing techniques, and data processing.

Aimed to: young scientists with little previous experience in mm-astronomy. It is limited to about 40 students.

Sixth European Radio Interferometry School ERIS2015 (ESO Garching, Germany, September 6 – 10, 2015)

July 15 2015: deadline for payment and confirmation of registration

ERIS will provide 5 days of lectures and tutorials on fundamentals of radio interferometry, imaging, deconvolution and self-calibration, and other fundamental issues to obtain scientific results from radio interferometry at metre to sub-millimetre wavelengths.

The School can accommodate up to about 80 participants.

Cosmic Dust (Tokyo, Japan, August 17 – 21, 2015)

Deadline: May 13, 2015

The meeting will be open for any aspects of dust research by means of different analytical methods like in-situ and laboratory measurements, astronomical observations, laboratory and numerical simulations, theoretical modeling and data analysis.

poster_th30 years of PhotoDissociation Regions (Asilomar, USA, June 28 – July 3, 2015)

Late registration deadline: June 19, 2015

This symposium will analyze the many facets of PDRs under the results of the Herschel Space Observatory and the new exciting observations of the ALMA interferometer.

poster_mediumEuropean Week of Astronomy and Space Science (La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, June 22-26, 2015)

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS, formerly JENAM) is the annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS). In addition to plenary sessions and the award of prestigious prizes, the conference hosts many symposia held in parallel, as well as special sessions and meetings.

titre_981The Physics of Evolved Stars (Nice, France, June 8 – 12, 2015)

This conference will concentrate on four different processes in evolved stars: mass loss, binarity, rotation, and astrochemistry (dust formation).

High-Resolution Submillimeter Spectroscopy of the Interstellar Medium and Star Forming Regions — From Herschel to ALMA and Beyond (Zakopane, Poland, May 12 – 16, 2015)

The Zakopane workshop brought together scientists involved in the Herschel guaranteed and open time programs to discuss the latest spectroscopic results and prospects for continuing these studies with the current ground-based an airborne facilities, specifically NOEMA (NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array), ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array) and SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). See this post for the NANOCOSMOS presentations.

alma_herschel_low_resALMA/Herschel Archival Workshop 2015 (ESO, Garching, April 15-17, 2015)

The workshop focused on the ALMA/Herschel Synergies and archival research, including assistance in the preparation of Cycle 3 ALMA proposals based on existing Herschel data.

NANOCOSMOS was present in the last session “Astrochemistry, evolved stars and solar system objects”, with one invited contribution (José Cernicharo) and three contributed talks (NANOCOSMOS postdocs: Marcelino Agúndez, Guillermo Quintana-Lacaci and Belén Tercero).

  • Synergies between ALMA high angular resolution observations and submillimeter and far-IR data from Herschel archive (J. Cernicharo)
  • Unexpected hydrides and molecular distributions in the inner layers of IRC+10216 (M. Agúndez)
  • A salty torus around IRC+10216 (G. Quintana-Lacaci)
  • Combined IRAM, Herschel/HIFI, and ALMA study of abundant molecules in Orion KL (B. Tercero)

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