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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

NASA Lab Astro Workshop in Athens, GA: Laboratory Astrophysics for Support of NASA Missions, 8-11 April 2018
ACS Fall 2018 in Boston, MA: New Spectroscopic Techniques for Astrochemistry, 19-23 August 2018

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Astrochemistry Dissertation Award

Each year the subdivision recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from within the preceding two calendar years. Applications are due March 1, 2018. 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.


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.