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LABORATORY ASTROCHEMICAL SURFACE SCIENCE IN EUROPE

Objective

Astronomical observations are revealing in ever increasing detail how our Universe works. Existing and planned European investment in sophisticated observational platforms approaches many billions of Euros. However, the observations that can be made on these telescopes would be little more than "pretty pictures" were it not for the efforts of the experimental and theoretical laboratory astrophysics communities in collaboration with their astronomical colleagues in developing models of our Universe firmly grounded here on Earth. These models recognise the importance of chemical processes in the astronomical environment and the young science of Astrochemistry seeks to understand the rich variety of this chemistry in such a way as to make a significant contribution to us truly understanding the evolution of the modern day Universe. The LASSIE (Laboratory Astrochemical Surface Science in Europe) Initial Training Network seeks to address the key issue of the interaction of the astronomical gas phase with the dust that pervades the Universe. The gas-grain interaction, as it is know, has been recognised by astronomers as crucial in promoting chemistry. The LASSIE ITN brings together the leading European players in experimental and computational surface and solid state astrochemistry, astronomers seeking to understand the detailed role of chemical species in our modern Universe, industrial partners engaged in the development of relevant laboratory instrumentation and experts in public engagement. Through this combination LASSIE will develop capacity in astrochemistry in Europe, produce researchers equipped with a range of specialist and generic skills necessary to engage in a wide range knowledge-based careers and to reach out to all aspects of European society to deliver a positive message in relation to the scientific and technical advancement of Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrochemistry
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 677 596,94
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)

Participants (12)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 560 019,20
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lone Taulborg (Ms.)
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 690 318,28
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Adam (Ms.)
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 417 710,60
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Munster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helmut Zacharias (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 558 857,99
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sylke Schmidt (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 214 462,97
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Recupero (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 661 353,29
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
J. Lub (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 270 696,69
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Hofling (Ms.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 482 351,77
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 876,70
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 508 440,38
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Mills (Ms.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 872,80
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pauline Mccann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 990,39
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)