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Astronomical Molecular Spectroscopy in the Age of ALMA / 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy


16 - 20 June 2014


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Ben McCall

We are pleased to announce the opening of the abstract submission process for the 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy to be held June 16-20, 2014 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Abstracts will be accepted via the conference website only ( until March 1, 2014.

This year, the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy will hold a special session titled "Astronomical Molecular Spectroscopy in the Age of ALMA."

The completion and transfer to full operations of the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) heralds a new era of enhancing our chemical understanding of the Universe. ALMA will cover over a decade of frequency from 31 GHz to more than 950 GHz during full science operations. With its nearly 8 GHz of instantaneous spectral bandwidth, nearly every ALMA observation will uncover new chemical information in astronomical environments. This mini-symposium will highlight the capabilities of this new facility and the possibilities that await the scientific community to obtain the highest spatial and spectral resolution observations and better understand the chemical nature of the Universe.

We strongly encourage researchers interested in spectral line data at all frequencies to attend this conference for an exciting exchange of ideas between chemists, astronomers, and physicists.  Historically, this symposium has catered to young researchers presenting their first results at a science conference. As such, students are strongly encouraged to attend and give presentations.

For more information about attending and presenting at the conference, please contact Anthony Remijan (<>) or Ben McCall (<>).

See you in Champaign!