Molecular databases for Herschel, ALMA and SOFIA
Start date: 06 Dec 2006
Address: Lorentz Center, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
Unambiguous identification of observed molecular spectral lines is critical for the scientific success of any spectroscopic FIR/Submm mission or facility. ALMA, Herschel and SOFIA will for the first time open up the FIR/Submm spectral range with unrivalled sensitivity and spectral resolution resulting in a quantum leap in number of detected spectral lines. It is the objective of this workshop to bring together members of the communities in spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, and submm astronomy, to review the status and contents of the validated data basis and discuss the next steps and set priorities (molecules and isotopes) for laboratory work.