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Water in the Universe – Symposium at the Fall 2019 Meeting in San Diego, CA

258th ACS National Meeting, 25-29 August 2019
Astrochemistry in the Southeast and Beyond – Symposium at the 2019 SERMACS Meeting, 20-23 October 2019

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Benzonitrile in TMC-1!

ACS Astrochemists have reported the detection of the first, six-membered aromatic hydrocarbon in space, benzonitrile (C6H5CN). This work has been featured many places including Scientific American.

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Objectives of the Astrochemistry Subdivision

Astrochemistry is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of modern science. The purpose of this subdivision is to promote work in this field.

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Upcoming Astrochemistry Symposia & Workshops

Astrochemistry: Discoveries to Inform the Chemical Sciences & Engineering Communities – 8-9 November 2018.

Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the subdivision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. Applications are due around March 1. The winner will receive a $500 prize, an invitation to give a talk at the Fall ACS meeting, and a $500 travel award provided by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry to attend the Fall ACS meeting. The recipient and nominators must be members of the Astrochemistry Subdivision, and the Ph.D. must be conferred by the deadline. The 2018 recipient of the award is Dr. Alexander Ruf, currently at Université Aix-Marseille.

Astrochemistry Student Opportunities

For students interested in contacting astrochemistry practitioners, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who work in the field.