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224th Meeting Laboratory Astrophysics Division Sessions

The Annual LAD Meeting is organized by the LAD Program Committee:
Farid Salama (NASA/Ames Research Center), Chair
John Black (Chalmers University of Technology)
Nancy Chanover (New Mexico State University)
Paul Drake (University of Michigan)
Chikang Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Daniel Wolf Savin (Columbia University)
Gianfranco Vidali (Syracuse University)
Steven Federman (University of Toledo), ex-officio

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, 2 June 2014: 10:00 am-11:30 am
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:

  • Randall Smith, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Gregory Brown, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Molecules
Monday, 2 June 2014: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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:

  • Paule Sonnentrucker, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Michael A. Duncan, University of Georgia 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Dust & Ices
Tuesday, 3 June 2014: 10:00 am-11:30 am
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:

  • Bruce Draine, Princeton University
  • Jean Louis Lemaire, Paris-Meudon Observatory

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Planetary
Tuesday, 3 June 2014: 2:00pm-3:30 pm
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:

  • Sarah Horst, University of Colorado
  • Larry Nittler, Carnegie Institution of Washington 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Plasmas
Wednesday, 4 June 2014: 10:00 am-11:30 am
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:

  • Chris Niemann, UCLA
  • Jim Bailey, Sandia National Laboratories 

Bridging Laboratory and Astrophysics: Nuclear & Particles
Wednesday, 4 June 2014: 2:00pm-3:30 pm
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:

  • Arthur Champagne, University of North Carolina
  • Johan Frenje, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
 
SPD/LAD Joint Session: Bridging Laboratory and Solar Plasma Studies I
Thursday, 5 June 2014: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This joint meeting will focus on the interplay between laboratory astrophysics, plasma physics and solar physics.
 
SPD/LAD Joint Session: Bridging Laboratory and Solar Plasma Studies II
Thursday, 5 June 2014: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Laboratory astrophysics is the Rosetta Stone that enables astronomers to understand and interpret the cosmos. This joint meeting will focus on the interplay between laboratory astrophysics, plasma physics and solar physics.
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