2-4 May 2017 Grenoble (France)

Workshop context and aim

In recent years, detailed experimental and theoretical works on low-temperature reactions have highlighted the relevance of nuclear spin specific investigations in astrochemistry. This has prompted the inclusion of spin-type dependent reaction rates in theoretical models of interstellar chemistry - unveiling some dramatic effects for example on isotope fractionation. At the same time, the amount of observational data on spin-type ratios in astronomical environments has grown rapidly.

The second workshop "Nuclear Spin Effects in Astrochemistry" will be held in Grenoble, France, May 2-4, 2017.

Following the success of the first edition, the aim of this second workshop is again to bring together experts from the experimental (gas and ice phases), theoretical and observational (Solar System, galactic, and extragalactic) communities to present and discuss the current status and the new challenges of interpreting the growing amount of data on molecular spin ratios.

The scientific programme will consist of invited talks, contributed talks, as well as ample time for discussions. It will start after lunch on May, 2 2017, and will conclude by lunchtime May 4.

A report of the first edition of the workshop can be found here


Bâtiment IMAG, Université Grenoble Alpes, France


Registration deadline is March 31, 2017.

All workshop participants need to register, including invited speakers. Please click on the link “Register” no later than March 31.

There is no registration fee. Coffee breaks, lunches and conference dinner will be covered.

Conference dinner

A conference dinner is arranged in the evening of May 3 at the restaurant "Le 5", located nearby the Musée de Grenoble. Participation is optional and involves no fee.


If you have any questions, please contact the LOC at nuclearspin2017@sciencesconf.org


Important dates

Registration deadline is
31 March 2017

Abstract submission deadline is
10 March 2017
(feedback on abstracts by
24 March 2017)

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