Faraday Discussion 147: Chemistry of the Planets

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Faraday Discussion 147: Chemistry of the Planets

Faraday Discussion 147: Chemistry of the Planets

14 - 16 June 2010
Brittany, France


We have now entered a second 'golden age' of planetary exploration, with a host of exciting missions either underway, or due to report back in the next few years. Probes are able to land on planets or descend into their atmospheres, and apply powerful analytical techniques to determine their chemical compositions.
The wealth of chemical information sent back from these missions has stimulated major efforts in laboratory experiments and computational modelling, and created a fascinating area for multidisciplinary exchange around the theme of the chemistry of the planets, encompassing aspects of chemistry (physical, organic and inorganic), physics and astronomy, geology and geochemistry, and exobiology, proving the right conditions for a fruitful Faraday Discussion at the interface of these disciplines.
Furthermore, the recent discovery of water and methane in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet (exoplanet) opens up a whole new and exciting field of planetary chemistry outside of the Solar System.
If you would like to register an interest in the meeting please contact RSC Conferences and we will let you know when further information becomes available.

Scientific Committee

Professor Ian Sims (Institute of Physics - Rennes, France) (Chair)
Dr Bruno Bézard (Observatoire de Paris-Site de Meudon, France)
Dr André Canosa (Universite de Rennes 1, France)
Dr Helen Fraser (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Professor John Plane (University of Leeds, UK)
Professor Jonathan Tennyson (Univeristy College London, UK)

Contact and Further Information
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Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432380 / 432254
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