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OBJECTIVES OF THE ACS ASTROCHEMISTRY SUBDIVISION

 

O1: To advance the knowledge in the field of Astrochemistry.

 

O2: To explore new frontiers in the chemistry in extraterrestrial, extreme environments and to discover new (unexpected) chemical concepts.

 

O3: To encourage and to promote research, collaboration, discussion and education in Astrochemistry among specialists in chemistry, physics, biology, and astronomy. Bridging these disciplines will be one of the central challenges and goals for the division and can have a profound effect on the quality of the scientific undertaking.

 

O4: To provide a communication platform for the interdisciplinary field of Astrochemistry including experimental physical chemists, physical organic chemists, surface scientists, theoretical chemists, chemical biology, spectroscopists, atmospheric chemists, planetary scientists, and astronomers and to promote communication between these scientists thus giving Astrochemists a unifying voice.

 

O5: To break down the traditional barriers between chemists, astronomers, and planetary scientists.

 

O6: To promote Astrochemistry to undergraduate chemistry, physics, and astronomy students and to encourage interest in the field for graduate study.

 

O7: To mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in the field of Astrochemistry

 

O8: To open a dialog and to promote collaborations such as with

 

UK Astrophysical Chemistry Group

(Royal Society of Chemistry/Royal Astronomical Society)

 

Laboratory Astrophysics Division (AAS)

 

Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS)

 

Dutch Astrochemistry Network (NWO)

 

European Task Force Laboratory Astrophysics

 

 

O9: To catalyze the establishment of undergraduate and graduate courses, degree programs in astrochemistry, as well as (undergraduate) education

to ensure growth and development in the field.

 

O10: To organize astrochemistry sessions at each ACS National Meeting building on successful ACS (2002, 2010, 2012) and Pacifichem (2000, 2005, 2010) symposia.

 

 

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