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Meeting White Paper (Jan. 16, 2013)


Oct. 28-31, 2012, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Poster Presentations:

Posters should be limited to 3 feet wide by 4 feet tall (i.e., in portrait orientation). 


Important Deadlines:

Registration: closed. 

Abstracts: past deadline.

Hotel reservations: past deadline.

Registration Fee:

A registration fee of $150 will be collected at the conference.  Registration fees will include:

A limited amount of student financial support is available in the form of registration fee waivers.  Please email inquiries to, and include a letter of support from the advisor.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Confirmed discussion leaders:

Meeting Purpose:

This workshop will focus on discussing and prioritizing laboratory molecular spectroscopy needs in support of existing and upcoming Far-IR observational facilities. The strategy for the workshop is to bring together experts in laboratory astrophysics, observational astronomy, and molecular theory and computation to identify and discuss the major challenges faced in interpretation of results from the Herschel Space Observatory, and the upcoming challenges that will be posed as the SOFIA and ALMA observatories come online. A major goal of the meeting is to produce a white paper that will inform research priorities and address these challenges. The meeting will facilitate valuable discussion of the current state of the field of molecular spectroscopy in astrochemistry, and will facilitate improved coordination for future collaborative efforts.