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Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD)

The object of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division is to advance our understanding of the Universe through the promotion of fundamental theoretical and experimental research into the underlying processes that drive the cosmos.


Congratulations to our 2023 LAD Prize Recipients

The LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize goes to Dr. Reggie Hudson  in recognition of his contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of ices in the interstellar medium and in the Solar System.

The LAD Early Career Award goes to Dr. James Schroeder recognition of his experimental confirmation of the acceleration of auroral electrons by Alfven waves in the laboratory.

The 2022  LAD Diessertation Prize goes to Dr. Steve Bromley for groundbreaking laboratory measurements on the spectra of Au I and Au II generated critical data for our understanding of heavy metal formation in neutron star mergers.