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ACS-PHYS Division

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:05

We are pleased to announce that at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia, the ACS-PHYS division established a new Astrochemistry Subdivision.  Astrochemistry is the study of the abundances and chemical reactions of atoms, molecules, and ions and how they interact with radiation in both gas and condensed phases in Solar Systems and in the Interstellar Medium.  The new Subdivision provides an interdisciplinary "home" for individuals interested in this growing research area. In addition, the Subdivision contributes to PHYS Division programs in areas of special interest to Astrochemists.

We would like to invite you and the undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to join the ACS Astrochemistry Subdivision to connect to an exciting research endeavor and to further promote the Astrochemistry Subdivision at (international) meetings, in your university, and in your department.  Additional information on joining the Subdivision may be found at:

An inaugural Astrochemistry Symposium will be held at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, 8-12 September 2013. Please also email us (,, with suggestions for forthcoming ACS Astrochemistry Symposia and nominations for officers for the Astrochemistry subdivision.

Crystal M. Tinch
Communications Manager
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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