ACS National Meeting, 21-25 August 2016
Astrochemists Shake Hands in Space
ACS Astrochemistry subdivision members have discovered the first chiral molecule in space. Their work paves the way for understanding enantiomeric prebiotic chemistry.
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.
Astrochemistry in Scientific American
A recent article appearing in the popular science magazine Scientific American is bringing astrochemistry to the forefront of modern science. Check out "The Hunt for Alien Molecules" by Clara Moskowitz.
Each year the sudvision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. The 2016 winner is Dr. Brian Hays. The award consists of a $500 cash prize and a certificate given at the annual Fall ACS meeting. The recipient and nominators must be members of the Astrochemistry Subdivision.
For students interested in pursuing graduate work, postdoctoral opportunities, and summer interships (even at NASA installations) within the multidisciplinary field of astrochemistry, this is a (ever-changing) listing of academic faculty and NASA researchers who are interested in astrochemistry.