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About LAD

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. 

  • Members of the Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) are part of a diverse and vibrant community of scientists who are a voice for laboratory astrophysics and its relevance for the many sub-fields represented in the AAS.
  • By joining LAD you become an active member of a growing network of experimentalists, theorists and observers who advocate for the critical importance of experimental astrophysics in informing our understanding of the universe.
  • We welcome all researchers and students from any field who are interested in learning more about LAD to explore our website, contact any of its executive officers with questions , come meet us at our sessions at AAS meetings, and join our community!

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