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Center for Interstellar Catalysis

InterCat

The Center for Interstellar Catalysis is funded by The Danish National Research Foundation and is hosted by Aarhus University.

The goal of InterCat is to determine whether the molecular building blocks of life can form in interstellar space. We will uncover the degree of chemical complexity attainable via low temperature catalytic reactions on nanoscale interstellar dust grains, thus determining the molecular starting conditions for the origin of life across the universe.

News

19.11.2020 | Offentligheden / Pressen, Medarbejdere

Glycine in Space produced by Dark Chemistry

InterCat researchers participate in experiments demonstrating that glycine, the simplest amino acid, can be formed under conditions that are typical for those regions in interstellar space where new stars and planetary systems form.

03.09.2020 | Medarbejdere, Offentligheden / Pressen

ACS - Astrocheminars

On Wednesday, 9 September, the American Chemical Society, Astrochemistry Subdivision will host the first in a series of AstroCheminars that will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 8 PM CEST (11 AM Pacific Time / 2 PM Eastern Time). Each event will feature one invited and one contributed talk. The inaugural event will feature talks…

06.07.2020 | Offentligheden / Pressen

Astrochemistry Discussions - A webinar series

Bimonthly seminars are organized at 14:00 UTC on Wednesdays for 1-1.5 hrs. The organisers invite participation from the astrochemistry community. Click through to learn how to register.

01.07.2020 | Offentligheden / Pressen, Medarbejdere

Open PhD positions at InterCat

Two, 4-year positions are available at Leiden University

Upcoming events

tir 08 dec
11:00-12:00 | 1525-626 or Zoom
InterCat north group meeting
tir 15 dec
11:00-12:00 | 1525-626 or Zoom
InterCat north group meeting
tir 22 dec
11:00-12:00 | 1525-626 or Zoom
InterCat north group meeting