To be held at
School of Mathematics & Physics, Queen's University Belfast.
Thursday and Friday, 4-5 January, 2007

Invited Speakers:
Eric Herbst, Ohio State University
The role of surface chemistry in the formation of large interstellar
molecules and the growth of grain mantles.

Klaus Pontoppidan, Caltech
New results from ice mapping of water, CO, and CO2 in protostellar cores

Liv Hornekaer, Aarhus University
H2 formation on dust grains under PDR and post-shock conditions.

Martin McCoustra, Heriot-Watt University
Laboratory studies of desorption processes from model interstellar ices.

Click Here for a schedule of the meeting.

Contributed talks and poster papers are invited on any topic relating to the role that dust grains play in the chemistry of space, including the solar system and the interstellar medium.

A conference dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 4 January at a local restaurant. A registration fee of £20 to cover room hire, tea and coffee will apply. A limited number of bursaries are available to assist the attendance of young scientists at the meeting. Application forms for bursaries are available here as .pdf or .doc files.

The conference will run from 11am on Thursday 4 January to 4pm on Friday 5 January, 2007 and will be held in the Bell Lecture Theatre, School of Mathematics and Physics.

A number of rooms (with and without en-suite facilities) have been reserved in Stranmillis University College, ten minutes walk from the Lecture Theatre.

Belfast is served by two airports. George Best City Airport is situated on the shores of Belfast Lough about 3 miles from the University and Belfast International Airport, which has a daily connection with Newark, is about 20 miles north of the city. A number of budget airlines fly from airports within the UK and Europe to both airports.  Full details are to be found on the Travel page

A registration form can be downloaded here.

Please fill in and return to:
Dr. Martin Cordiner
School of Mathematics and Physics
Queens University Belfast
University Road
m.cordiner -at- qub.ac.uk