Theory and Simulations

Excitation mechanisms that drive the populations among the quantum states of atoms and molecules need to be precisely modeled in order to retrieve physical conditions and chemical abudances in astrophysical environments.

The groups develop theorical and numerical approaches applied to various conditions in space.

Group members :
M.-L. Dubernet, C. Boursier, C. M. Zwölf, N. Moreau, Y.A. Ba
F. Dayou, C. Balança, L. Tchang-Brillet, N. Feautrier


Collisional excitation and Reactivity of Interstellar Molecules