Interstellar Medium, Cycle of Matter, Astro-Chemistry (MICMAC)

Interstellar Medium, Cycle of Matter, Astro-Chemistry (MICMAC)

Leader : Isabelle Ristorcelli
Deputy : Jonathan Aumont

Le cycle de la matière joue un rôle important dans l’évolution des objets astronomiques des petites échelles des étoiles et systèmes planétaires aux grandes échelles des galaxies. Cette matière est intimement couplée aux photons, au champ magnétique et aux rayons cosmiques. Son étude implique de comprendre la nature de ses constituants, leur évolution physico-chimique, la dynamique des milieux associés et leur couplage. Ce domaine va connaître des avancées dans les années à venir avec l’accès aux longueurs d’onde du sub-mm par la mission Herschel/Planck, et l’amélioration des performances des instruments astronomiques en résolution angulaire et en sensibilité de l’IR au mm: JWST, ALMA et à plus lointaine échéance SPICA.

Team members

  • Aumont Jonathan, chercheur (CNRS)
  • Bernard Jean-Philippe, chercheur (CNRS)
  • Berné Olivier, chercheur (CNRS)
  • Bottinelli Sandrine, enseignante-chercheuse (UPS)
  • Carrière Jean-Sébastien, doctorant
  • Caux Emmanuel, chercheur (CNRS)
  • Coutens Audrey, chercheuse (CNAP)
  • Demyk Karine, chercheuse (CNRS)
  • Durrive Jean-Baptiste, post-doctorant
  • Evans Lucy, doctorante
  • Ferrière Katia, chercheuse (CNRS)
  • Giard Martin, chercheur (CNRS)
  • Guilloteau Claire, doctorante
  • Hughes Annie, enseignante-chercheuse (CNAP)
  • Joblin Christine, chercheuse (CNRS)
  • Kassem Ali, doctorant
  • Le Gal Romane, post-doctorante
  • Marciniak Alexandre, post-doctorant
  • Marshall Douglas, enseignant-chercheur (UPS)
  • Meloottayl Vinita, post-doctorant
  • Mény Claude, enseignant-chercheur (UPS)
  • Le Padellec Arnaud, enseignant-chercheur (UPS)
  • Paradis Deborah, enseignante-chercheuse (CNAP)
  • Ristorcelli Isabelle, chercheuse (CNRS)
  • Sabbah Hassan, enseignant-chercheur (UPS)
  • Vacher Léo, doctorant
  • Vastel Charlotte, enseignante-chercheuse (CNAP)
  • Walters Adam, enseignant-chercheur (UPS)
  • Wiersma Sandra, doctorante
  • Zhou Chenlin, doctorante

MICMAC News

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A new molecule detected in a proto-planetary disk

Understanding the composition of proto-planetary disks, which systematically accompany the formation of stars and are the cradles of planetary systems, remains a key step to elucidate the mechanisms of planet […]

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Cosmic cartographers map the nearby Universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies

Study reveals that the makeup and life cycle of star-forming clouds is dependent on location A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has completed the first […]

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Impact of metals in the chemistry of (stellar) dust

Understanding the formation of stardust in the laboratory is one of the objectives of the ERC Synergy Nanocosmos project (1). The Toulouse team involved in this project has published a […]

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Machine learning: a breakthrough in the study of stellar nurseries

Artificial intelligence can make it possible to see astrophysical phenomena that were previously beyond reach. This has now been demonstrated by scientists from the CNRS (IRAP included), IRAM, Observatoire de […]

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News about the formation of star molecules and dust

A research team from Spanish and French laboratories (1) recreated in the laboratory the conditions similar to those involved in the formation of carbonaceous star dust in the environment of […]

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Success of the 3rd flight of the PILOT stratospheric balloon experiment

The third launch of the PILOT balloon took place on the morning of 24 September (5:36 Local time, 9:36 UT) from the tarmac at Timmins Airport, Ontario, Canada. After 3 […]

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