ISAS Space Science Colloquium & Space Science Seminar
Quantum Chemistry Approaches to Elucidate Chemical Reactions in Astrobiology
庄司 光男（Mitsuo SHOJI）
筑波大学計算科学研究センター（Center for Computational Sciences, Tsukuba Univ.）
Variety of chemical reactions occur in interstellar space. These reactions are different to the familiar reactions performed under biological and ordinal thermal conditions. Therefore, theoretical approaches to elucidate such reactions are not yet established and the astrobiology is exciting and challenging research region for computational chemistry. In my presentation, a novel approach to search chemical reactions, called GLAS method, is discussed. Our GLAS method is significantly valuable for searching chemical reactions. Glycine formation reactions, which deeply relate to the origin of life, and a molecular mechanism of chiral amplitude in comet are discussed.
Place: 2F Conf. room（1236） / 研究管理棟２階会議場（1236号室）