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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 2022 LAD Prize Recipients

The LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize goes to Dr. Evelyne Roueff  in recognition of an outstanding career devoted to the theoretical investigation of the spectroscopic and collisional properties of molecules in astronomical environments.

The LAD Early Career Award goes to Professor Kyle Crabtree recognition of his use of high-resolution spectroscopy to study reactive molecules of astrophysical interest.

The 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.