Symposium "Evolution of Molecules in Space"

June 27–29, 2017
Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University

DAY 1 [June 27]

10:00 am – 11:30 am Lab tour
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm A. Kouchi (Hokkaido Univ.) Opening address and Overview of the project
Session1: Experiments on Molecular Cloud Processes
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm T. Hama (Hokkaido U.) Kinetics of quantum tunneling surface reactions and ortho-to-para ratio of water photodesorbed from ice at 10 K
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Y. Sugimoto (U. Tokyo) Ultrahigh resolution imaging of water networks and organic molecules by non-contact atomic force microscopy
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm M. Abplanalp (Univ. Hawaiʻi at Mānoa) Exploiting tunable vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization to elucidate the isomer-specific synthesis of complex organic molecules in interstellar analog ices
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm S. Ioppolo (Open Univ.) Surface formation of complex molecules: A laboratory perspective
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm S. Tachibana (Hokkaido U.) Liquid-like behavior of UV-irradiated interstellar ice analog at low temperature
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Poster Session

DAY 2 [June 28]

Session 2: Experiments on Protoplanetary Disk Processes
9:30 am – 10:00 am J. Nuth (NASA Goddard) Did a complex carbon cycle operate in the inner solar nebula?
10:00 am – 10:30 am Y. Kimura (Hokkaido U.) FT-type reactions on metallic substrates at low-temperature
10:30 am – 11:00 am Y. Tamenori (SPring-8) Development of novel soft X-ray microscope to elucidate the evolution of organic molecules in space
11:00 am – 11:30 am H. Nagahara (ELSI)
  Group Photo and Lunch
Session 3: Theoretical Modeling of Surface Processes and molecular-cloud- and protoplanetary-disk chemistry
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm T. Ikeda-Fukazawa (Meiji. U.) Overview of the theoretical group
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm H. Miura (Nagoya City U.) Thermal desorption of grain-surface species by accretion shocks around protostars
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm H. Nomura (TiTech) S-bearing species in ice in protoplanetary disks: a possible tracer of evaporation of icy planetesimals
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Y. Aikawa (U. Tokyo) Astrochemistry models of star-forming cores and disks
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm A. Clements (Univ. of Virginia) Monte Carlo Modeling of Astrophysically-Relevant Ice Experiments
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm H. Cuppen (Radboud Univ. Nijmegen) Surface astrochemistry: a computational chemistry perspective
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Poster Session
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Banquet

DAY 3 [June 29]

Session 4: Astronomical Observation of Young Stellar Objects
9:30 am – 10:00 am T. Hirota (NAOJ) Observations of submillimeter H2O and SiO lines in Orion KL region
10:00 am – 10:30 am Y. Oya (U. Tokyo) L483: Warm carbon-chain chemistry source harboring Hot Corino activity
10:30 am – 11:00 am T. Tosaki (Joetsu U. Education) Physical and chemical properties of Giant Molecular Clouds in the nearby active galaxy NGC 1068
11:00 am – 11:30 am A. Bacmann (Inst. Planetology and Astrophysics of Grenoble) Complex organic molecules in starless cores
Session 5: Analysis of Organic Materials: Isotopes and Structures
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm S. Wampfler (Univ. of Bern) Highlights on the chemical and isotopic composition of comet 67P from Rosetta/ROSINA
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm H. Naraoka (Kyushu U.) Molecular evolution of N-containing cyclic compounds in carbonaceous asteroids
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Y. Takano (JAMSTEC) Evolution of organic molecules and nitrogen isotopic behaviors: Insight from laboratory experiments
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm E. Young (UCLA) High-mass-resolution gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometry and views towards applications in astrochemistry
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm H. Yurimoto (Hokkaido U.) Isotope analysis of real asteroidal water in laboratory
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Symposium summary
  Closing Remarks


S. Aoki (CROSS) Applications of Wolter mirrors to X-ray microscopes
M. Arakawa
(Kyushu U.)
Adsorption and subsequent reaction of carbon monoxide and water molecules on silica and silicate cluster anions
M. Araki
(Tokyo U. Sci.)
Laboratory detection of the linear carbon chain HC5N+ produced by top down chemistry
S. Danielache
(Sophia U.)
Photodissociation of CO isotopologues: implications for solar nebula
K. Furuya
(U. Tsukuba)
Exploring the main nitrogen reservoir in star-forming clouds with ammonia deuteration
N. Hara (Meiji U.) Self-diffusion of water molecules on amorphous ice surface
S. Hasegawa
(Hokkaido U.)
A single iron stom diffusion on graphene-based materials
M. Hashiguchi
(Kyushu U.)
Nitrogen isotopic exchange between organic compounds and 15N-rich ammonium hydroxide
M. Imai (U. Tokyo) Discovery of a Hot Corino in the Bok globule B335
T. Inoue (Meiji U.) Effects of hydrate formation on carbon isotopic composition
T. Kimura
(U. Tokyo)
Subaru/COMICS observations of Unidentified Infrared (UIR) bands of S106
A. Kinjo (Meiji U.) Structural analyses  of amorphous ice using infrared spectroscopy
Y. Kunisada
(Hokkaido U.)
Theoretical study of hydrogenation of acetylene on graphene
H. Mita
(Fukuoka Inst. Tech.)
LC-MS analysis of organic compounds in the UV irradiated interstellar ice analogue
Y. Miura
(Yamaguchi U.)
On molecular formation and its developments in Space
T. Nakajima
(Nagoya U.)
Molecular abundance of the circumnuclear disk in Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 1068
Y. Naoshima (Meiji U.) Structure of amorphous ice including carbon dioxide
J. Nishizawa (Meiji U.) Structure and dynamics of amorphous forsterite surface 
S. Notsu (Kyoto U.) Possibility to locate the position of the H2O snowline in protoplanetary disks through spectroscopic observations
Y. Oba
(Hokkaido U.)
Deuteration levels of amino acids formed by photolysis of interstellar ice analogs containing deuterated methanol
H. Sugahara
Accessing the organic molecules and quality controls in Hayabusa2 project (II): Inter-laboratory evaluation of witness coupons between NASA/JSC and JAXA/ISAS clean room facility
H. Sugahara
Nitrogen isotopic fractionation in ammonia gas during adsorption on silicate surfaces
O. Takahashi
(Hiroshima U.)
XANES spectra of forsterite in crystal, surface, and amorphous states
Y. Takano
Accessing the organic molecules and quality controls in Hayabusa2 project (I): Feedback for projectile operation in a deflagration process with quenching effect
N. Watanabe
(U. Tsukuba)
Design and fabrication of Wolter mirrors for X-ray microscopes
T. Watanabe
(Hokkaido U.)
Striking richness of molecular lines in the proto-binary system NGC 2264 CMM3
Y. Watanabe
(U. Tsukuba)
Hydrogen absorption states in oxide minerals
C.-E. Wei (TiTech) Effect of carbon grain destruction on chemical structure in protoplanetary disks
A. Yabushita
(Kyushu U.)
VUV photodesorption dynamics and photochemical reactions of CO adsorbed on water ice
M. Yamagishi (JAXA) Mapping observations of interstellar ice for an overall molecular cloud



ビッグバン以降,様々な構造が形成された宇宙の中で,46億年前に誕生した太陽系において分子がどのように進化し,惑星や地球,そして生命に至ったのかという疑問への答えに近づくことをめざします.宇宙で最も大量に存在する元素(H, C, O, N)からなる氷および有機物に着目し,星間分子雲から原始惑星系までの分子進化の全体像を実験・理論・観測・分析など多様な手法で探求し,惑星系形成の物理過程の解明に化学的視点を加えることをめざします.

香内 晃
〒060-0819 北海道札幌市
北区北19条西8丁目 北海道大学
E-mail: kouchi [at]
TEL: 011-706-5500
FAX: 011-706-7142

橘 省吾
〒060-0810 北海道札幌市
北区北10条西8丁目 北海道大学
大学院理学研究院 自然史科学部門
E-mail: tachi [at]
TEL/FAX: 011-706-3586