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Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD)

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The objective 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, in collaboration with astronomical observations and other complementary fields.


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 2023  LAD Dissertation Prize goes to Dr. Katarina Yocum for the transformational development of the new method, Sublimation of Laboratory Ices Millimeter/submillimeter  Experiment (SubLIME), for studying interstellar, planetary, and cometary ices.