First ACO Congress - Year 2: Torino 2021

International conference jointly organized by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Torino and INAF Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri in the context of the EU H2020 ITN project AstroChemical Origins (ACO) and ERC Dawn of Organic Chemistry (DOC).

The meeting will consist of invited reviews, invited and contributed talks, and posters. A limited amount of financial support will be dedicated to students and young researchers.

Conference site: Department of Chemistry, University of Torino, Italy

Conference dates: 13th – 17th September 2021

Registration deadline: 15th June 2021

Abstract submission deadline: 2nd May 2021

More information on the conference can be found here.

Rationale : How the chemical complexity evolves during the process leading to the formation of a Sun and its planetary system? Is the chemical richness of a Solar-like planetary system, at least partially, inherited from the earliest stages or is there a complete chemical reset? A powerful way to answering these questions is by comparing the chemical content in young protostars and primitive bodies of the Solar System, using astrochemistry as a tool. Yet, to do so, we need to fully understand the processes that govern the chemical evolution of a molecular cloud into a young planetary system.

The goal of the conference is to gather together the actors of this intrinsically interdisciplinary endeavor: astronomers, chemists and modelers. The recent huge progresses in the three areas make the time ripe for these communities to join and ride this scientific wave.