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Laboratory Astrophysics Division Sessions
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Organizers:
R. Paul Drake, University of Michigan
Steve Federman, University of Toledo
Wick Haxton, University of California at Berkeley
Farid Salama, NASA Ames Research Laboratory
Daniel Wolf Savin, Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory

Astronomy is primarily an observational science detecting photons generated by atomic, molecular, chemical, and condensed matter processes. Our understanding of the universe also relies on knowledge of the evolution of matter (nuclear and particle physics) and of the dynamical processes shaping it (plasma physics). Planetary science, involving in-situ measurements of solar system bodies, requires knowledge from physics, chemistry, and geology. Exploring the question of life elsewhere in the Universe draws on all the above as well as biology. Hence, our quest to understand the cosmos rests firmly on theoretical and experimental research in many different branches of science. Taken together, these astrophysically-motivated theoretical and experimental studies are known as laboratory astrophysics.

Bridging Laboratory & Astrophysics: Atoms
Monday, 3 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying atomic processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Christopher J. Fontes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Roberto Mancini, University of Nevada at Reno

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Molecules
Monday, 3 June 2013: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying molecular processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Catherine Walsh, Leiden University
  • DeWayne Halfen, University of Arizona

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Dust and Ices
Tuesday, 4 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying dust and ice processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Stephen Rinehart, NASA GSFC
  • Karin Oberg, University of Virginia

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Plasmas
Tuesday, 4 June 2013: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying plasma processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Sergey Lebedev, Imperial College
  • Burkhard Militzer, University of California, Berkeley

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Planetary
Wednesday, 5 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying planetary science processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Nikku Madhusudhan, Yale University
  • Silvia Protopapa, University of Maryland

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Nuclear
Wednesday, 5 June 2013: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying nuclear processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Fernando Montes, Michigan State University
  • Luke Roberts, Caltech

 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Particles
Thursday, 6 June 2013: 10:00am-11:30am
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This session will focus on the interplay between astrophysics with theoretical and experimental studies into the underlying particle physics processes which drive our Universe.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Igor V. Moskalenko, Stanford University
  • Carsten Rott, Ohio State University