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Center for Interstellar Catalysis


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.


14.09.2020 | Offentligheden / Pressen, Medarbejdere

PhD positions in Experimental Astrochemistry

Applications are invited for two PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Physics and Astronomy or the Nanoscience programme. The two positions are available from 1 February 2021 or later.    Please read more…

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

26.06.2020 | Offentligheden / Pressen, Medarbejdere

Launch of the InterCat website

On Wednesday 1st July the Center for Interstellar Catalysis opens its metaphorical doors for the first time.  The launch of the InterCat website coincides with this event. We have all been looking forward to this point for a some time, and now we turn our attention to the future. With many exciting and challenging projects and experiments…

Upcoming events

tir 29 sep
11:00-12:00 | Zoom
InterCat north group meeting
tir 06 okt
11:00-12:30 | Online
InterCat AU-UL joint group meeting
tir 20 okt
11:00-12:00 | Zoom
InterCat north group meeting
tir 27 okt
11:00-12:00 | 1525-626 and Zoom
InterCat north group meeting
tir 03 nov
11:00-12:30 | 1525-626 and online
InterCat AU-UL joint group meeting
tir 01 dec
11:00-12:30 | 1525-626 and online
InterCat AU-UL joint group meeting