B5 – Commission B5 Laboratory Astrophysics

Description

The purpose of the Laboratory Astrophysics Commission (B5) is to address the multidisciplinary needs and requirements of modern astronomy and planetary science. As a result, the Commission encompasses the four fundamental research areas that generate astrophysical data needs: atomic and molecular astrophysics, physics and chemistry of solid materials and condensed matter (dust and ices), plasma astrophysics, and nuclear and particle astrophysics. The Commission embraces interdisciplinary studies crossing physical, chemical, biological, geological sciences of relevance to astronomy, including experiment, theory, and modeling, from the nuclear and atomic/molecular level to application on astronomical scales.

In summary, the Laboratory Astrophysics Commission is a strongly cross-disciplinary commission with the aim to assist all IAU members in providing the data needed to interpret and understand astronomical observations and to promote Laboratory Astrophysics.

 


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Under Division

Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

Commission Working Groups

Commission B5 WG Spectroscopic and Radiative Data for Molecules
Inter-Commission B2-B5 WG Laboratory Astrophysics Data Compilation, Validation and Standardization: from the Laboratory to FAIR Usage in the Astronomical Community


Paul S. Barklem

Uppsala University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Box 516
751 20 Uppsala
Sweden

Phone: +46 18 471 5981
Personal website: http://www.astro.uu.se/~barklem/
Organization website: http://www.astro.uu.se/

NCA adherence: Sweden

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

Marie-Lise Dubernet

OBSERVATORY OF PARIS, PSL University
LERMA
61, Avenue Denfert Rochereau
Building A, Office 101
75014 PARIS
France

Phone: +33 01 45 07 75 70
Organization website: https://lerma.obspm.fr/spip.php?article52&lang=en

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

Helen J. Fraser

The Open Unviersity
Department of Physical Sciences, Astronomy Division
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1908 332 921
Personal website: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/hf2563
Organization website: http://www.open.ac.uk/science/physical-science/astronomy/research/astrochemistry

NCA adherence: United Kingdom

Last updated:
November 20, 2023

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