| Following the meetings in 1988 and 1993 the
3rd Cologne-Zermatt Symposium on
The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium
was held in
Zermatt, September 22nd - 25th, 1998.
The conference focused on the structure and processes in
molecular clouds and the general interstellar medium ranging
from star formation in the early universe to the
analysis of the composition of the interstellar matter in
our neighborhood. The complete conference program
and abstracts of all contributions are available from the
online abstract book.
With 193 participants from allover the globe, 9 reviews, 19
invited talks, 29 contributed talks, and 134 posters on a high
scientific level the meeting was a success for all participants.
We want to thank the scientific organizing
comittee, the local organizing comittee,
and all people who helped to make the conference that success.
We have printed posters which were
sent to many different institutes to announce the conference. If you
would like to get an additional poster copy,
please, do not hesitate to send a request to
In case of further questions, please, contact the Local