Astrochemistry is the study
of molecular processes in space, with strong links to astrophysics and
astrobiology. This note teaches the concepts necessary to understand
astrochemistry: gas-phase and grain surface reactions, and the importance of
various chemical processes under different astrophysical conditions.
This note covers the
following topics: Chemical origins of life Chemical origins of life, Nucleobases,
Building DNA, The UREY MILLER Experiment, Experiments at Synchrotron Facilities
, Electron Induced Chemistry, Formation of ammonium carbamate, In a prebiotic
prebiotic soup, Cyanobacteria Cyanobacteria , Life on Mars, Martian Meteorites,
Radial velocity and Doppler method, The future imaging the planet, Ozone
formation, Ozone Depletion Studies in the Ozone Depletion Studies in the Ultra
-Violet, Monoterpenes , The citrus smell.
This note explains the following topics: Discovery and history of the
ISM, Radiation transfer and interstellar absorption lines, Photoionization of
hydrogen, HII regions, Thermal properties of HII regions, forbidden lines,
Optical properties of interstellar dust, Composition and thermal properties of
dust, Ionized Phases, Cosmic rays and magnetic fields, Tracing HI, Neutral
phases and theory of phases, DENSE ISM, Molecular spectroscopy, H and CO
Molecular ions and fractionation, Catchup: Supernovae - JRG, Photon Dominated
Regions, CO observations of molecular clouds, Physical properties of molecular
clouds, Distribution of the molecular Mas, Stability of molecular clouds,
Magnetic fields and core stability and collapse, Low-Mass young stellar objects,
Quasar absorption lines.
This note covers
the following topics: radioastronomy, Interstellar medium and chemistry,
Molecular astrophysics, Star formation, Interferometry, Pre-stellar cores, Hot
cores or corinos, Dust in disks, Evolved stars, Cosmic rays chemistry, Gas in
disks, Cosmic rays chemistry, Comets and Planet formation.
This note covers the following topics:
Basic Processes, Chemistry in the early Universe, Diffuse and Translucent
Clouds, PDRs, XDRs, Chemistry of Shocks, Chemistry in Dark Clouds, Pre-Stellar
Cores, Chemistry in Star-Forming Regions, Disks and Comets.