Tabarz, October 16-18, 2014 - Thank you to all the participants!

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Group Picture


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The Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop 2014 was organized with the support of the DFG Priority Program "Physics of the Interstellar Medium" (ISM-SPP 1573). Like its previous editions, it aimed at bringing together the Laboratory Astrophysics community of Germany to present and discuss their recent works. It was also the opportunity for us to meet with guests from abroad.

This year we intended to emphasize laboratory studies related to cosmic dust: formation of analogs, characterization of materials, chemistry at surfaces, processing, etc.

Location and Accommodation

The workshop took place at the Am Burgholz hotel in Tabarz, Thuringia.

Hotel Am Burgholz
Am Burgholz 30
99891 Tabarz
Tel: +49-(0)36259-54-0
Fax: +49-(0)36259-54-19100
E-mail: info(at)
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Guest Speakers

Jeroen Bouwman, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Paola Caselli, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
François Dulieu, LERMA-LAMAp, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Gleb Fedoseev, Leiden Observatory
Anthony P. Jones, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale d'Orsay
Pavol Jusko, Cologne Laboratory Astrophysics Group
Guillermo Muñoz-Caro, Centro de Astrobiología, Madrid
Thomas Pino, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay
Gerhard Wurm, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Program and Schedule

17:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-19:45 Get-together dinner
19:45-20:00 Welcome speech
20:00-20:45 The Evolution and Spectral Properties of Interstellar Dust - pdf - Anthony P. Jones
09:00-09:45 Interstellar Ice Processes: Recent Experimental Results - Guillermo Muñoz-Caro
09:45-10:15 Formation of Silicates at Cryogenic Temperatures - pdf - Gaël Rouillé
10:15-10:45 Formation of Large Organic Molecules on Dust Grains (from Prebiotic to Amino Acids Molecules) - pdf - Jean-Louis Lemaire
10:45-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-12:05 The Center for Astrochemical Studies at MPE - pdf - Paola Caselli
12:05-12:35 Excitation and Cooling of Large Molecular and Cluster Ions - pdf - Andreas Wolf
12:35-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:30 Dust Processing and Mineralogy in Protoplanetary Disks - Jeroen Bouwman
14:30-15:00 Variations of Interstellar Grain Properties in Galaxies: a Clue to the Origin of Dust - Svitlana Zhukovska
15:00-16:00 Coffee break - Poster session
16:00-16:45 Spectroscopy of Soot as Analogue of the Interstellar Dust - Thomas Pino
16:45- Workshop Dinner at The Wartburg, Eisenach
09:00-09:45 Physics and Chemistry at the Surface of Cold Grains - pdf - François Dulieu
09:45-10:15 Spectroscopy in Ion Traps - pdf - Pavol Jusko
10:15-10:45 Ongoing Developments at the Kassel Laboratories for Astrophysics - Guido Fuchs
10:45-11:20 Coffee break - Poster session
11:20-12:05 Atom Addition Reactions in Interstellar Ices - New Pathways Towards Molecular Complexity in Space - Gleb Fedoseev
12:05-12:35 Ultra-Low-Temperature Reactions of C( 3P0 ) Atoms with PAH Molecules - pdf - Serge A. Krasnokutski
12:35-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:30 Presolar Dust in Meteorites and Comets: Ancient Records of Stellar Nucleosynthesis and Early Solar System Processes - pdf - Jan Leitner
14:30-15:00 New Instrumental Developments on Terahertz Spectroscopy with Relation to Astrophysics - pdf - Alexey Potapov
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:15 A New Method and First Measurements on Contact Forces of nm Water Ice Grains - pdf - Gerhard Wurm
16:15-16:45 Measurements on the Far-Infrared Absorption of Crystalline Water Ice - pdf - Harald Mutschke
16:45-17:00 Closing words


Understanding Deuterium Chemistry - Methods: Action Spectroscopy in Cold Ion Traps - Oksar Asvany, Sabrina Gärtner, Pavol Jusko, Sandra Brünken, Lars Kluge, Alexander Stoffels, and Stephan Schlemmer
Understanding Deuterium Chemistry - State-to-State Rate Coefficients - Oskar Asvany, Sven Fanghänel, Christoph Konietzko, Sabrina Gärtner, and Stephan Schlemmer
Towards Understanding the Astrochemistry of Refractory-Compounds - pdf - Alexander Breier, Thomas Büchling, Christian Endres, Sven Thorwirth, Karl Menten, Jürgen Gauss, and Thomas F. Giesen
The Thermal Reaction of Acrylonitrile and Oxygen Radicals on Analogues of Interstellar Dust Grains - pdf - Helen J. Kimber and Stephen D. Price
Rotational Spectroscopy of Cold Molecular Ions by State-Specific Helium-Attachment - Lars Kluge, Alexander Stoffels, Sandra Brünken, Oskar Asvany, and Stephan Schlemmer
Understanding the Internal Torsion and Bending Motion of Dimethyl Ether via Isotopic Studies - pdf - Pia Kutzer, Björn Waßmuth, Olivier Pirali, Pascale Roy, and Thomas F. Giesen
Laboratory Measurements of the Far-Infrared to Millimeter Dust Opacity of Amorphous Mg/Fe Silicates - Pierre Mohr, Harald Mutschke, Frank Lewen, and Alexey Potapov
Ion-Induced Erosion of Carbon Grains: Implication of CO and CO2 Formation in Molecular Clouds, Protoplanetary Disks, and on Icy Objects - Tolou Sabri, Cornelia Jäger, Giuseppe A. Baratta, Maria Elisabetta Palumbo, Thomas Henning, Giovanni Strazzulla, and Elke Wendler
Developments in Mid-Infrared Supersonic-Jet-Experiments - pdf - Daniel Witsch, Steven Ingunza, Volker Lutter, Alexander Breier, Guido Fuchs, and Thomas F. Giesen

Workshop dinner

The dinner took place at The Wartburg, a castle with a view on Eisenach.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Thomas Henning
Cornelia Jäger
Harald Mutschke
Gaël Rouillé

Local Organizing Committee

Cornelia Jäger
Harald Mutschke
Gaël Rouillé

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