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Conference Announcement: Astrochemical Frontiers 2021 - Quarantine Edition 2

2 July 5 - 9, 2021 - online - 12:30 - 16:00 CET

Sponsored by IAU Commission H2 Steering Committee:

E. Bergin (President), P. Caselli (Vice-President), J. Jorgensen (Secretary), Y. Aikawa, M. Cunningham, W. Geppert, K.Öberg, T. Millar (Ex-officio)


Dear Fellow Astrochemists -


It remains a challenging time for all of us but as before we know that there is fantastic work out there that should be highlighted in international forums. After our successful virtual conference last June we have received some requests for a repeat. As such we will organize “Astrochemical Frontiers – Quarantine Edition 2”July 5-9 this year. The time choice was this year optimized for Asia-Europe and we apologize to our North and South American colleagues.


In terms of topics we value all work in our interdisciplinary field. We therefore encourage you to apply for a talk and the SOC, composed of the steering committee above, will create the schedule. We anticipate over-subscription to our 40 speaking slots and will focus the content on frontier/field-leading topics whether theory, observation, or the lab. Our goal remains to focus on early career scholars whose ability to network and promote their work has been severely hampered. However, we welcome applications for contributed talks from researchers in all career stages.



Meeting will be held on Zoom with a dedicated link for each day.


Talks will be 15 minutes (10 min talk/5 for questions) Please adhere to this schedule - keep your slides light to make it easy to stay on time.


Schedule each day (all listed as UTC):

10:30-10:40 - setup and logistics

10:40-11:40 1 keynote (30 minute) and 2 15 minute contributed talks

11:40-11:50 general break

11:50-12:50 4 15 minute contributed talks

12:50-13:00 general break

13:00-14:00 1 keynote and 2 contributed 15 minute talks


We will manage the schedule such that talks from North/South America will be in the late slots.

All talks will be recorded and placed on the conference web site.

We stress that accepting to give a talk means that you accept the talk being recorded - no exceptions. Please give references for all your figures given that these talks will be hosted online. For those watching recordings we will enable Q&A with the speakers during the week of the meeting.


Attendance to the conference will be by admitted registrants only. First come, first serve - limited to 500.


Please fill out the form at the following website:




Abstract submission is due June 4.

Talks will be announced on June 15.

Registration will close on July 1.

No registration fee.


For this conference we will have several Keynote Presentations that will be given by:

Arthur Bosman

Ilsa Cooke

Viviana Guzman

Daniel Harsono

Melissa McClure

Brett McGuire

Yuri Nishimura

Yoko Oya

Masashi Tsuge

Marie Van de Sande


For questions you are welcome to contact Ted Bergin (ebergin@umich.edu) or other members of the SOC.