Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey

The Protostellar Interferometric Line Survey (PILS) is a project surveying the molecular complexity of protostars through high angular resoltuion and high sensitivity observations with ALMA. The aim of PILS is to investigate the origin of complex organic molecules seen toward nearby star forming regions The project is led by Jes Jørgensen and has a separate website.

Team members: Jes Jørgensen (PI), Matthijs van der Wiel, Audrey Coutens, Julie Lykke, Holger Müller, Ewine van Dishoeck, Hannah Calcutt, Per Bjerkeli, Tyler Bourke, Maria Drozdovskaya, Edith Fayolle, Cecile Favre, Rob Garrod, Steffen Jacobsen, Niels Ligterink, Karin Öberg, Magnus Persson, Susanne Wampfler, Nadia Murillo, Gwendoline Stephan & Sebastien Manigand

Press clippings

ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space

Observations made with ALMA and ESA's Rosetta mission, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet. This is the first ever detection in interstellar space.

My co-author publications

Protostellar and cometary detections of organohalogens
PILS detection of methyl chloride toward IRAS 16293 and comet 67P from the Rosetta mission's ROSINA instrument..
The ALMA-PILS survey: First detections of ethylene oxide, acetone and propanal toward the low-mass protostar IRAS 16293-2422