Midwest Astrochemistry Meeting 2008

KEYNOTE TALK - The Future of Astrochemistry
Eric Herbst (Ohio State Univ)
Chemistry of a Protoplanetary Disk with Grain Settling and Lyman-α Radiation
Jeffrey Fogel (Univ of Michigan), Tom Bethell, and Edwin Bergin
Formation and Evolution of Molecules in Dense Clouds Formation Behind Shocks
George Hassel (Ohio State Univ), Eric Herbst, and Ted Bergin
The H3+ + H2 Reaction: A Possible Mechanism for para-H3+ Enrichment in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium
Brian A. Tom (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Michael B. Wiczer, Andrew A. Mills, Kyle N. Crabtree, and Benjamin J. McCall
High Resolution Observations of Orion-KL: Insight into Its Chemical Complexity
Douglas N. Friedel (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Susanna L. Widicus Weaver
The Implications of a High Cosmic-Ray Ionization Rate in Diffuse Interstellar Clouds
Nick Indriolo (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Brian D. Fields, and Benjamin, J. McCall
Photodesorption of Ices
Karin Öberg (Leiden Univ), Ruud Visser, Ewine van Dishoeck, and Harold Linnartz
Prebiotic Synthesis of Adenine. Hydrogen Atom Tunneling in the Virtual [1,7]-Sigmatropic Rearrangement of Monocyclic HCN-Pentamer
Rainer Glaser (Univ of Missouri), Jian Yin, Jingjing Zheng, and Donald G. Truhlar
The Rotating Bipolar Outflow and Disk Structure of L1448 IRS 2
Woojin Kwon (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Leslie W. Looney
A Search for Interstellar Urea with CARMA
H.-L. Kuo (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), L. E. Snyder, D. N. Friedel, L. W. Looney, B. J. McCall, A. J. Remijan, F. J. Lovas, and J. M. Hollis
Studies of Cyanoacetylene Oligomers: Cyano-Substituted Cyclobutadienes, Dewar-Benzenes, and Benzenes
Jessical L. Menke (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison), Robert J. McMahon, Henning Hopf, and Jens-Uwe Grabow
Synthesis and Spectroscopy of Highly-Unsaturated Carbon-Chain Molecules: Species of Relevance to the Interstellar Medium and to Titan
Christopher J. Shaffer (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison) and Robert J. McMahon
3-D Submillimeter Spectroscopy for Astrophysics and Spectral Assignment
Sara Fortman (Ohio State Univ), Christopher Neese, Ivan R. Medvedev, and Frank C. De Lucia
Using Long-Range TST for Predicting the Rate Constants of Barrierless Reactions at Low Temperatures
Yuri Georgievskii (Argonne National Lab) and Stephen J. Klippenstein
The Water D/H Ratio in Molecular Outflows in Orion BN/KL
Shiya Wang (Univ of Michigan), Edwin A. Bergin, and René Plume
Analysis of Ices Surrounding YSOs in Taurus and Rho Ophiuchi
K. A. Van Brunt (Univ of Missouri - St. Louis), M. L. Pastorius, E. L. Gibb, and S. S. Shenoy
Anion Chemistry in the Cold Cloud TMC-1
Nanase Harada (Ohio State Univ) and Eric Herbst
The 12C/13C Ratio in Diffuse Molecular Clouds
A. M. Ritchey (Univ of Toledo), S. R. Federman, and D. L. Lambert
Comparison of a Column Dependent Cosmic Ray Ionization Rate to Constant Cosmic Ray Ionization Rates in Diffuse and Dense Media
Paul Rimmer (Ohio State Univ) and Eric Herbst
A Continuous Supersonic Expansion Discharge Source for the Production of Cold Molecular Ions
Kyle N. Crabtree (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Carrie A. Kauffmann and Benjamin J. McCall
Further Observations of Dust/Gas Stratification in the Disks of Young Stellar Objects
D. Horne (Univ of Missouri - St. Louis), D. Blake, E. Gibb, T. Rettig, and S. Brittain
High Resolution Spectroscopy of Molecular Ions: Development of an Instrument
Andrew Mills (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kyle Ford, and Benjamin J. McCall
Interstellar HNCO, HOCN, and HCNO: Gas-Grain Modeling Approach
Donghui Quan (Ohio State Univ) and Eric Herbst
Interstellar NH in Translucent Sight Lines
D. E. Welty (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), S. R. Federman, and N. P. Abel
A Laboratory Search for the Carriers of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands
M. H. Stockett (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison), M. P. Wood, and J. E. Lawler
Magnetized PDRs: M17 and the Orion Bar
Eric Pellegrini (Michigan State Univ), Jack Baldwin, and Gary Ferland
Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy of Reactive Organic Species: Molecules and Reactions of Relevance to Interstellar Space
Nicola J. Burrmann (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison), Philip S. Thomas, Nathan P. Bowling, Laura A. Kopff (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison), Caroline R. Pharr, and Robert S. McMahon
Millimeter-Wave Rotational Spectroscopy of Polar Aromatic Compounds: Phenyl Radical (C6H5), ortho-Benzyne (o-C6H4), Protonated Benzene (C6H7+)
Brian J. Esselman (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison), Mitchell A. Daane, Jeffrey M. Slosarczyk, R. Claude Woods, and Robert J. McMahon
PDR Diagnostics Study with CLOUDY
R. Xue (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and M. Huang
Quantum Chemical Studies of Ice-Bound Reactions of Carbonyl-Containing Species (Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, and Acetone) with Ammonia
David E. Woon (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Lina Chen (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Dorothy J. Miller
A Survey of H2, 12CO, and 13CO in Diffuse Molecular Clouds
Y. Sheffer, M. Rogers, S. R. Federman (Univ of Toledo), N. P. Abel, R. Gredel, D. L. Lambert, and G. Shaw
Towards Acquisition of a High-Resolution Gas Phase Spectrum of C60 ~8.5μm
Brian E. Brumfield (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Brian Siller, and Benjamin J. McCall

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