NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop -
Feb. 14 - 16, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada
NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is sponsoring a workshop on
Laboratory Astrophysics. The workshop brings together producers and users of
laboratory astrophysics data so that they can understand each other's needs
and limitations in the context of the needs for NASA's missions.
The workshop also involves a review of critical laboratory data requirements
which will have to be met, if the desired astrophysical results are to be
achieved in current and future missions and programs.
The workshop will feature general invited review talks from prominent data
users and from scientists actively involved with NASA missions to provide
an overview of the data needs in their current programs. Selected contributed
talks from recognized data providers in each discipline will accompany the
invited review talks. The Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) is particularly
interested in contributions on innovative techniques and from young researchers.
A poster session will be organized for participating groups/laboratories funded
by the NASA program. Breakout sessions will take place at the end of these sessions.