Neuville sur Oise, France
October 16-17, 2018
International Workshop

Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Neuville sur Oise
Maison Internationale de la Recherche (MIR)

October 16-17, 2018

NGC 2238-Image Nicolas OUTTERS After hydrogen, oxygen is the second most abundant reactive element. The reduction-oxidation reaction is one of the pillars of chemistry, on Earth and in space. The present workshop focuses on the role and form of oxygen in astrophysical environments. During two days, the elusive presence of molecular oxygen in the Interstellar Medium and its unexpectedly high abundance in comets will be discussed. A session devoted to proxy molecules such as NO, SO and sulfur-substituted molecules will take place. The last part of the workshop will be devoted to the hydrogenated forms of oxygen (such as water and methanol), with a special attention to their deuterated isotopologues. Observational, modelling, and laboratory aspects will be included in the discussion.

The workshop will be located at the Maison Internationale de la Recherche in Neuville-sur-Oise, 45 minutes by train from the center of Paris (France). The participation is free of fees and is limited to 60 participants, by order of registration. About half of the time will be devoted to contributions.


CH3OH First announcement: 15th of April.
Second announcement: 1st of June.
Final program: 5th of September.


The workshop will be followed by the Symposium honoring Paul F. Goldsmith: "Velocity-Resolved Far-Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy of the Future”, which will take place at the Paris Observatory on October 18-19, 2018

Invited Speakers:

Formamide Aurore Bacmann (IPAG, France)
Dominique Bockelée-Morvan (Observatoire de Paris, France)
Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden Observatory, NL)
Kostas Giapis (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Paul F. Goldsmith (NASA JPL, Pasadena, USA)
Marco Minissale (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
Vianney Taquet (Osservatorio di Arcetri, Italy)
Valentine Wakelam (Laboratoire d’astrophysique de Bordeaux, France)
Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido University, Japan)


Nadia Balucani (DCBB/University of Perugia, Italy)
Fabrice Duvernay (Aix-Marseille University, laboratoire PIIM, France)
Asuncion Fuente (Observatorio Astronómico Nacional, Spain)
Antoine Gusdorf (LERMA, France)
Sabine Morisset (ISMO/Université Paris Sud, France)
Ioan Schneider (LOMC/Université du Havre, France)
Nicola Schneider (I. Physik. Institut, University of Cologne, Germany)

Scientific committee:

Methyl formate Edwin Bergin
François Dulieu
Darek Lis
Laurent Pagani


The local organization committee will be composed by members of LERMA-Cergy group (France).
Download the poster of the conference.