26-28 November, 2018 | CONCEPCIÓN (CHILE)



February 22-26 and March 1-5, 2021 | ONLINE EDITION

The aim of the school is to introduce the students to a number of current topics in astrochemistry. In this edition the first week is on the theoretical aspects, while the second on tutorials and exercises. This will allow the students to explore both theoretically and in practice some of the aspects of the physical processes in the interstellar medium, such as non-equilibrium gas chemistry, dust physics, thermal processes, and photochemistry. In addition we will introduce to the use of the astrochemistry package KROME.

Invited speakers

  • Paola Caselli (MPE, Munich)
  • Barbara Ercolano (USM/LMU, Munich)
  • Daniele Galli (INAF, Arcetri)
  • Simon Glover (ITA, Heidelberg)
  • Sergio Ioppolo (QMUL)
  • Marco Padovani (INAF, Arcetri)
  • Alexey Potapov (MPIA, Jena)
  • Christopher Rackauckas (MIT)
  • Dmitry Semenov (MPIA, Heidelberg)
  • Serena Viti (Leiden/UCL)
  • Susanna Widicus Weaver (UW-Madison)


Febraury, 26th @ 5pm CET
"Astrochemistry Now and Then: The Current State of the Subject and Its Amazing Development"
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School Topics

  • Introduction to astrochemistry
  • Gas-phase chemistry
  • Dust and surface chemistry
  • Radiation and photochemistry
  • Thermal processes (cooling/heating)
  • Cosmic rays
  • Chemical modelling and hydrodynamics
  • Solvers
  • Machine learning techniques


  • S. Bovino (Universidad de Concepción)
  • P. Caselli (MPE, Munich)
  • B. Ercolano (USM/LMU, Munich)
  • D. Galli (INAF Arcetri)
  • T. Grassi (USM/LMU, Munich)
  • D. Schleicher (Universidad de Concepción)
  • D. Semenov (MPIA, Heidelberg)


MONDAY, February 22nd
 14:40 - 15:00  Welcome
 15:00 - 15:40  P. Caselli (Astrochemistry/1)
 15:40 - 16:10  BREAK
 16:10 - 16:50  P. Caselli (Astrochemistry/2)
 16:50 - 17:20  BREAK
 17:20 - 18:30  S. Widicus Weaver (Gas-phase)

TUESDAY, February 23rd
 14:00 - 14:40  D. Semenov (Dust/1)
 14:40 - 15:00  BREAK
 15:00 - 15:40  D. Semenov (Dust/2)
 15:40 - 16:10  BREAK
 16:10 - 16:50  A. Potapov (Dust Lab/1)
 16:50 - 17:10  BREAK
 17:10 - 17:50  S. Ioppolo (Dust Lab/2)

WEDNESDAY, February 24th
 14:00 - 14:40  B. Ercolano (Photochemistry/1)
 14:40 - 15:00  BREAK
 15:00 - 15:40  S. Viti (Photochemistry/2)
 15:40 - 16:10  BREAK
 16:10 - 16:50  M. Padovani (Cosmic Rays/1)
 16:50 - 17:10  BREAK
 17:10 - 17:50  M. Padovani (Cosmic Rays/2)

THURSDAY, February 25th
 14:00 - 14:40  D. Galli (Thermal Processes/1)
 14:40 - 15:00  BREAK
 15:00 - 15:40  D. Galli (Thermal Processes/2)
 15:40 - 16:10  BREAK
 16:10 - 16:50  S. Glover (Computational Astrochem/1)
 16:50 - 17:10  BREAK
 17:10 - 17:50  S. Glover (Computational Astrochem/2)

FRIDAY, February 26th
 14:00 - 14:40  Conclusions
 14:40 - 15:40  BREAK
 15:40 - 16:40  C. Rackauckas (Solvers + ODE ML/1)


Deadline: January 31, 2021 ()
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Code of Conduct
The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please follow these guidelines:
  • Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the organizers without a refund of any charge.
Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to Giovanni Sabatini (he/him/his; giovanni [dot] sabatini4 [at] unibo [dot] it) or Barbara Ercolano (she/her/hers; ercolano [at] usm [dot] lmu [dot] de).
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