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  • 28 June, opened
  • 13 Oct, participant list updated
  • 22 Oct, participant list updated
  • 23 Oct. program opened
  • 22 Nov. presentation files uploaded


  • Recent significant progress of astronomical observations has elucidated a rich variety of physical and chemical properties of the Universe, and also been providing insights into how stars, planetary systems, and galaxies are being born. In association with the progress of observations, it is of increasing importance to understand the physical and chemical processes of interstellar matters on a molecular/atomic scale. The aim of this workshop is to offer an opportunity for exchange of current research results of physics and chemistry of astronomically-relevant atoms, radicals, molecules, and ions in both gas and condensed phases. Toward the development of interactive activation among astronomical observations, theoretical calculations, and laboratory experiments, participants from wide fields, physics, chemistry, planetary sciences, and astronomy, are welcome to this workshop.


  • Auditorium at Institute of Low Temperature science, Hokkaido University
  • Access to Hokkaido University

    Invited Speakers

    Confirmed invited speakers

  • Marcelino Agundez (ICMM-CSIC, Spain)
  • Mathieu Bertin (LERMA Sorbonne University, France)
  • Eleonora Bianchi (IPAG Grenoble, France)
  • Helen Fraser (Open University, UK)
  • Murthy Gudipati (JPL NASA, USA)
  • Eric Herbst (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Hiroyuki Ozeki (Toho University, Japan)
  • W. M. C. Sameera (Hokkaido University, Japan)


  • See program
  • See presentation files


  • 95 participants

    Registration & Abstracts

  • Registration is free of charge but requires your information.
    The deadline of registration is 12th October.
  • Abstract should be emailed to us by 12th October using the abstract template.
  • Oral presentation will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Other papers will be poster presentation. Poster-board size: 90cm(width)x180cm(height).


    You can find the various types of hotels in Sapporo via internet. However, because Sapporo is now becoming a very popular city for tourists, we recommend you to reserve hotels as soon as possible. There will be a very popular Japanese pop-star concert at Sapporo in the same period. So, it will be rather busier than usual.


  • Yuri Aikawa (University of Tokyo)
  • Tomoya Hirota (NAOJ)
  • Kaori Kobayashi (University of Toyama)
  • Nami Sakai (RIKEN)
  • Naoki Watanabe (Hokkaido University)


  • ISM2018_at_lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp
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