Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop
(ICE 2024)


Significant new experimental techniques have been developed to investigate the interaction of ionizing radiation (UV, VUV, gamma rays, charged particles) and of neutrals (atoms, radicals, molecules, grains) with surfaces of solids (ices, minerals, carbonaceous compounds) in the Solar System and in the Interstellar Medium (ISM). These processes provide new fundamental insights – sometimes on the molecular level – into the processes that are critical to the chemistry in the ISM, of star and planet forming regions, and on/in icy objects in the Solar System from the formation of the simplest molecule (molecular hydrogen) to astrobiologically important species such as amino acids and sugars. There is an increasing convergence of interests of these fields, so a ‘united’ workshop is highly desired.

Based on the successful workshops in 2013 and 2015, the third workshop features invited (senior and junior researchers) as well as contributed talks covering the interaction of (non)ionizing radiation (UV, VUV, gamma rays, charged particles) and neutrals (atoms, radicals, molecules, grains) with low temperature solids (ices, minerals, organics). The talks can be extended to observations, modeling, and electronic structure calculations, if these topics can be linked – as evident from the abstract – to laboratory experiments. The session chairs will adhere strictly to the allocated time limits of the presentations.


Accommodation: The workshop will take place in the Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, starting with a reception and registration on February 18, 2024, at 6 pm (Sunday). Group rates on an allocated block of rooms are being negotiated. Additional hotels are within walking distance.

Transportation: Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort is a short drive (20 minutes) from the airport (LIH). LIH can be reached on non-stop flights from HNL, LAX, SFO, SEA, PHX, and OAK.

Schedule: The conference will run from February 19-22, 2024, with a reception scheduled for Sunday evening starting at 6 pm on February 18.

Registration: Registration and abstract submission will begin July 1, 2023, with late registration beginning on November 1, 2023. No refunds will be given after November 1, 2023. This is an in-person conference only.


Andrew Turner, University of Hawaii, United States
Nigel Mason, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Michel Nuevo, NASA Ames, United States
Cornelia Meinert, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Alexandre Bergantini, CEFET-RJ, Brazil
Naoki Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan
Courtney Ennis, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ralf Kaiser, University of Hawaii, United States

Reaction Dynamics Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822-2275
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