Participants of the workshop.

Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop 2014

Participants of the workshop.
Image: Cornelia Jäger

The Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop 2014 was organized with the support of the DFG Priority Program "Physics of the Interstellar Medium" (ISM-SPP 1573). Like its previous editions, it aimed at bringing together the Laboratory Astrophysics community of Germany to present and discuss their recent works. It was also the opportunity for us to meet with guests from abroad.

This year we intended to emphasize laboratory studies related to cosmic dust: formation of analogs, characterization of materials, chemistry at surfaces, processing, etc.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Thomas Henning
Cornelia Jäger
Harald Mutschke
Gaël Rouillé

Local Organizing Committee

Cornelia Jäger
Harald Mutschke
Gaël Rouillé

Invited Speakers

October 16-18, 2014


17:00-18:00    Registration

18:00-19:45   Get-together dinner

19:45-20:00   Welcome speech

20:00-20:45   The Evolution and Spectral Properties of Interstellar Dust - Anthony P. Jones


09:00-09:45   Interstellar Ice Processes: Recent Experimental Results - Guillermo Muñoz-Caro

09:45-10:15   Formation of Silicates at Cryogenic Temperatures - pdf - Gaël Rouillé

10:15-10:45   Formation of Large Organic Molecules on Dust Grains (from Prebiotic to Amino Acids Molecules) -  Jean-Louis Lemaire

10:45-11:20   Coffee break

11:20-12:05   The Center for Astrochemical Studies at MPE - Paola Caselli

12:05-12:35   Excitation and Cooling of Large Molecular and Cluster Ions  - Andreas Wolf

12:35-13:45   Lunch break

13:45-14:30   Dust Processing and Mineralogy in Protoplanetary Disks - Jeroen Bouwman

14:30-15:00   Variations of Interstellar Grain Properties in Galaxies: a Clue to the Origin of Dust - Svitlana Zhukovska

15:00-16:00   Coffee break - Poster session

16:00-16:45   Spectroscopy of Soot as Analogue of the Interstellar Dust - Thomas Pino

16:45-             Workshop Dinner at The Wartburg, Eisenach


09:00-09:45   Physics and Chemistry at the Surface of Cold Grains François Dulieu

09:45-10:15   Spectroscopy in Ion Traps - pdf - Pavol Jusko

10:15-10:45   Ongoing Developments at the Kassel Laboratories for Astrophysics - Guido Fuchs

10:45-11:20   Coffee break - Poster session

11:20-12:05   Atom Addition Reactions in Interstellar Ices - New Pathways Towards Molecular Complexity in Space - Gleb Fedoseev

12:05-12:35   Ultra-Low-Temperature Reactions of C( 3P0 ) Atoms with PAH Molecules - pdf - Serge A. Krasnokutski

12:35-13:45   Lunch break

13:45-14:30   Presolar Dust in Meteorites and Comets: Ancient Records of Stellar Nucleosynthesis and Early Solar System Processes Jan Leitner

14:30-15:00   New Instrumental Developments on Terahertz Spectroscopy with Relation to Astrophysics - Alexey Potapov

15:00-15:30   Coffee break

15:30-16:15   A New Method and First Measurements on Contact Forces of nm Water Ice Grains - Gerhard Wurm

16:15-16:45   Measurements on the Far-Infrared Absorption of Crystalline Water Ice - Harald Mutschke

16:45-17:00   Closing words


Understanding Deuterium Chemistry - Methods: Action Spectroscopy in Cold Ion Traps - Oksar Asvany, Sabrina Gärtner, Pavol Jusko, Sandra Brünken, Lars Kluge, Alexander Stoffels, and Stephan Schlemmer

Understanding Deuterium Chemistry - State-to-State Rate Coefficients - Oskar Asvany, Sven Fanghänel, Christoph Konietzko, Sabrina Gärtner, and Stephan Schlemmer

Towards Understanding the Astrochemistry of Refractory-Compounds - Alexander Breier, Thomas Büchling, Christian Endres, Sven Thorwirth, Karl Menten, Jürgen Gauss, and Thomas F. Giesen

The Thermal Reaction of Acrylonitrile and Oxygen Radicals on Analogues of Interstellar Dust Grains - pdf - Helen J. Kimber and Stephen D. Price

Rotational Spectroscopy of Cold Molecular Ions by State-Specific Helium-Attachment - Lars Kluge, Alexander Stoffels, Sandra Brünken, Oskar Asvany, and Stephan Schlemmer

Understanding the Internal Torsion and Bending Motion of Dimethyl Ether via Isotopic Studies - Pia Kutzer, Björn Waßmuth, Olivier Pirali, Pascale Roy, and Thomas F. Giesen

Laboratory Measurements of the Far-Infrared to Millimeter Dust Opacity of Amorphous Mg/Fe Silicates - Pierre Mohr, Harald Mutschke, Frank Lewen, and Alexey Potapov

Ion-Induced Erosion of Carbon Grains: Implication of CO and CO2 Formation in Molecular Clouds, Protoplanetary Disks, and on Icy Objects - Tolou Sabri, Cornelia Jäger, Giuseppe A. Baratta, Maria Elisabetta Palumbo, Thomas Henning, Giovanni Strazzulla, and Elke Wendler

Developments in Mid-Infrared Supersonic-Jet-Experiments -  Daniel Witsch, Steven Ingunza, Volker Lutter, Alexander Breier, Guido Fuchs, and Thomas F. Giesen

Location and Accomodation

Location and Accommodation

The workshop took place at the Am Burgholz hotel in Tabarz, Thuringia.

Hotel Am BurgholzExternal link
Am Burgholz 30
99891 Tabarz
Tel: +49-(0)36259-54-0
Fax: +49-(0)36259-54-19100
E-mail: info(at)
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