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EPJ Web of Conferences Highlight – Multi-line Diagnostics of the Interstellar Medium

Millimeter IRAM-30m picture of the Orion cloud (Credit: Jérôme Pety) overlaid with an optical view (Credit: ESO/Davide De Martin).

The IRAM conference “Multi-line Diagnostics of the Interstellar Medium” took place in Nice (France), from April 4-6, 2022.

Different aspects of the millimeter and submillimeter astronomy were tackled, from the chemical complexity of the interstellar medium in the local and early Universe, to the environment of stars in the earliest stages of formation but also the physical and chemical evolution of galaxies over cosmic time.

This conference enabled discussions on new approaches to fully exploit new astronomical facilities of the (sub)-millimetre domain with a focus on the NOEMA interferometer, with its 12 antennae, and the IRAM 30-meter telescope. NOEMA in particular has now unique capabilities and offers higher sensitivity and spectral coverage than previously available. The technological advances combined with new modelling and analysis methods have changed the nature of research on interstellar matter.

One can now obtain large instantaneous bandwidth but also cover larger areas. This now paves the way for a possible understanding of detailed structure formation, from cosmological scales to the circumstellar environment.

Managing Editors
Sandrine Karpe and Vijala Kiruvanayagam (EDP Sciences) and Sabine Lehr (Springer-Verlag)
Dear Sabine,
For me it was a great pleasure to work with you, Christian and Isabelle. All questions have been resolved very fast. And amiability and competence of Isabelle are inestimable. Best regards,

Natasha Kirova, CNRS & University Paris Sud, Orsay, France
Editor EPJ Special Topics 222/5, 2013

ISSN: 1951-6355 (Print Edition)
ISSN: 1951-6401 (Electronic Edition)

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