NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop at UGAJuly 11, 2018
The Department hosted the 2018 meeting of laboratory astrophysicists which brought 95 scientists to campus
During April 9-11, about 95 astronomers, chemists, and physicists met for three days of invited talks, contributed talks, posters, and discussions at the GA Center Hotel and Conference Center for the 2018 NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop (LAW 2018). The meeting is typically held every four years, though the last one occurred in Gatlinburg, TN in 2010.
The purpose of LAW 2018, sponsored by the Astrophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, was focused on identifying and priortizing critical laboratory (both experimental and theoretical) astrophysics data needs to meet the demands of NASA's current and near-term astrophysics space missions.
Additional details can be found at https://www.physast.uga.edu/workshops/law
or by contacting Phillip Stancil
Additional meeting support was provided by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the UGA Office for the Vice President of Research, and the UGA Center for Simulational Physics.