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The SOLIS Project

SOLIS is an IRAM/NOEMA Large Program whose two complementary goals are :
(1) understanding organic chemistry in space, and (2) how it evolves during the process of formation of Solar-like planetary systems.
This is obtained by systematically study a set of crucial interstellar Complex Organic Molecules (iCOMs) in a sample of sources representative the first phases of Solar-type star formation.
The immediate goal is to pin down where iCOMs are located, their abundance, and how they are influenced by evolutional and environmental factors.

SOLIS is part of an on-going large-scale effort to fully understand the iCOMs formation and destruction routes and the formation of a Solar-like planetary systems. This effort involves astrophysical observations, modeling, laboratory experiments and theoretical chemistry calculations. SOLIS builds on previous large observational programs, notably CHESS and ASAI, and involves an interdisciplinary team, in order to fully exploit the huge amount of information that SOLIS provides us with.

List of the SOLIS team members

PI(s) : Cecilia Ceccarelli (IPAG, France) & Paola Caselli (MPE, Germany) Co-Is : Alves Felipe (MPE, Germany) Bachiller Rafael(OAN, IGN, Spain) Balucani Nadia (Univ. Perugia, Italy) Bianchi Eleonora (IPAG, France) Bizzocchi Luca (MPE, Germany) Bottinelli Sandrine (IRAP, France) Caux Emmanuel (IRAP, France) Chacón-Tanarro Ana (MPE, Germany) Choudhury Rumpa (MPE, Germany) Codella Claudio (...)

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Team structure

The SOLIS project involves an international team composed of specialists in astrophysical observations, modeling, laboratory experiments and theoretical chemistry calculations. The project is structured as follows : PIs : C. Ceccarelli & P. Caselli Steering Committee : C. Codella, F. Fontani, I. Jimenez-Serra, B. Lefloch, A. Lopez-Sepulcre, J. Pineda, C. Vastel and S. Viti (...)

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