20 - 24 March 2017

Puerto Varas, Chile


Observations of molecular line absorption and emission have been particularly important for studying a vast range of astronomical phenomena, including star and planet formation, mass loss from evolved stars, formation of interstellar structures in galaxies, and formation of the first protogalaxies in the high-redshift universe.  To study these phenomena, it is important to understand the astrochemistry behind the molecules producing the emission, and ALMA has been one of several telescopes to play a critical role in advancing research on astrochemistry.  This symposium will bring together observers, modellers, theorists, and laboratory astrochemists to discuss the the most recent developments in this subfield of astronomy.  More information, including registration information and logistical information, is available on the conference website.