Welcome to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable (CSR) website, a standing roundtable of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Established in 1998 by the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, the CSR’s vision is to:
be recognized as the premier resource to inform on developing issues in chemistry and chemical engineering.
and the CSR’s mission is to:
provide a science-oriented, apolitical forum to enhance understanding of critical issues in chemical sciences and technology affecting the government, industrial, and academic sectors.
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Exciting discoveries are being made in astrochemistry—a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the chemical composition and processes in astronomical environments. Given the acceleration in discoveries in recent years with the installation of new facilities, this workshop will
(1) explore the chemistry of space—its novel chemicals and reaction mechanisms
(2) discuss information from remote sensing through spectroscopy
(3) consider discoveries from spacecraft missions in the solar system and laboratory studies of extraterrestrial samples
Ultimately, the goal of the workshop is to explore how the methods and discoveries of astrochemistry might provide insights or opportunities for advancing the chemical sciences and engineering. Come join us for an informative selection of plenary talks and in-depth panel discussions.