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Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD)

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The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) is a multi-disciplinary division that encompasses experimental and theoretical research, and related observational astronomy and planetary science, with the objective of advancing our understanding of the fundamental processes that drive the Universe. 


Congratulations to our 2024 LAD Prize Recipients

The LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize goes to Dr. Randall Smith in recognition of his contributions to the field of high-energy astrophysics. 

The LAD Early Career Award goes to Dr. Ilsa Cooke in recognition of her contributions to the discovery of new molecules in space and her work providing a detailed understanding of their reaction mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics through elegant laboratory investigations.

The LAD Dissertation Prize goes to Dr. Vincent Esposito for his thesis The Spectroscopy, Photochemistry, and Dynamics of Atmospheric and Astronomical Molecules.