AstroChemistry Young Researchers Meeting

To be held at
School of Physics & Astronomy, Cardiff University.
11am - 5pm, Thursday 20 September, 2007
West Extension Rooms WX3.07 and 3.14

The AstroChemistry Young Researchers Meeting is a one day conference, organised by the Astrophysical Chemistry Group of the RAS and RSC. It is aimed primarily at post-graduate students and new post-docs, working in the field of astro-chemistry. The meeting covers all aspects of the subject, from observations and laboratory modelling, to theoretical modelling.

Students and post-docs are encouraged to present their work in short (15 min) talks or as poster presentations. The programme of talks and posters should, like previous meetings in this series, be an excellent introduction into the field of astrochemistry for researchers just starting out in this exciting field.

Previous meetings in this series have been a great success. The programmes for the last two years can be found here.

Registration for the meeting is £10 to cover the room hire costs, and this also includes tea/coffee, and lunch.

There will be a poster awarded for the best student poster.

A registration form for the meeting can be downloaded here.

Please fill in and return to:
Dr. David Nutter
School of Physics & Astronomy
Cardiff University
Queen's Buildings
The Parade
CF24 3AA
david.nutter -at-

Many thanks to AstroSurf for financial support

Oral Program
10:00 Arrival and Tea
11:00 Bruce Swinyard (RAL) Prospects for astrochemistry from space infrared missions
11:45 Magda Vasta (UCL) Modelling chemical and physical conditions of the ISM
12.10 Lyshia Quinn (Manchester) Excited hydroxyl masers and massive star formation
12:35 Alison Craigon (Strathclyde) Ammonia in star forming regions
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Davy Adriaens (UCL) Computational study of OCS formation on model dust grains
14:25 Julia Roberts (UCL) Modelling the chemistry in collapsing cores
14:50 Catherine Walsh (QUB) Chemical modelling of protoplanetary disks
15:15 Coffee
15:45 William Whyatt (UCL) Modelling the clumps in planetary nebulae
16:10 Jenny Noble (strathclyde) CO photodestruction rates on star-forming regions
16:35 Roisin Ni Chuimin (Manchester) Modelling of carbon chains and anions in photon dominated regions
17:00 Close
Poster Program
John Edridge (UCL) Studies of water and carbon monoxide ices on interstellar dust grains
David Tideswell (Manchester) Chemical and radiative modelling of molecular ensembles
James Green (Jodrell Bank) The methanol multibeam survey


For anyone requiring accommodation, there are a number of nearby hotels and guest houses.

Map 1 (click for large version)
Map 2 (click for large version)

Map 2 above shows the location of a number of convenient hotels in Cardiff. These hotels are listed in the table below, along with the rates, and approximate distance from the workshop. (note, only the details for hotels marked '1' & '4' are given, the other hotels are already booked up).

Cardiff University has a special rate with the Macdonald Holland House. To access this rate, quote "Cardiff University" when booking.

1. Macdonald Holland House Hotel £80 3 mins walk 0870 1220020
4. The Big Sleep £58 15 mins walk 029 2063 6363

For cheaper accommodation, there are a number of guest houses near the University (i.e. < 15 mins walk).

The GuestHouse £20-30 160 Richmond Rd,
Cardiff, CF24 3BX
029 2048 3619
Mayfair Guest House £20-40 134, Newport Rd,
Cardiff, CF24 1DJ
029 2048 0500
Lynx Hotel £30-50 385 Newport Rd,
Cardiff, CF24 1RN
029 2049 7817


The Meeting will be held in rooms NW3.07 and NW3.14 in the West extension of the Queen's Buildings, located on The Parade. The Queen's buildings are marked by a C on Map 2 above.

Rail: Cardiff Queen Street station is located 5 minutes walk from the workshop. Cardiff Central station is a 5 minute taxi ride from the workshop; (tell the taxi driver that The Parade is off Newport Road). When you arrive, there will be signs directing you to the conference suite.

Air: Cardiff airport is 11 miles outside cardiff. A taxi to the university will cost approximately 30 pounds. There is an hourly train service from the airport into both Cardiff Central and Queen Street stations, which takes approximately 45 minutes.

For general travel information to Cardiff, Click Here.