NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
14-16 February 2006

Mission Statement and Meeting Format
Scientific Organizing Committee
Local Organizing Committee
Invited Speakers
Registration Information
Poster and Reception
White Paper
Local Information
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The Poster Session will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15 following the afternoon sessions in the lobby (1st floor) of the Bigelow Physics Building. All posters will be on display for both evenings and a Reception will be held each evening in conjunction with the Poster Session.

Information for Presenters

Each poster is to be no larger than 4 x 4 ft (1.2 x 1.2 m). Each poster presenter is responsible for hanging and removing his/her own poster materials. Posters can be hung beginning at 8:00 AM on Tuesday and must be removed by 7:30 PM on Wednesday. Push pins and tape will be provided. Each poster has been assigned a code by topic area. To find the code assigned to your poster, find the last name of the submitting author of the abstract and the title as listed in the table below. Last names of submitting authors are sorted by alphabetical order. Code information will be displayed in the lobby of the Bigelow Physics Building to indicate the location for each poster.

O = Observation
M = Modeling
G = General
T = Theory/Calculation
D = Data
E = Experiments/Measurements

Submitting Author Code Title
Nigel Adams E1 Laboratory Studies of the Stabilities of Heterocyclic Aromatic Molecules and Suggested Gas Phase Ion-Molecule Routes to their Production in Interstellar Gas Clouds, ISC
Alex Aguilar E2 Visible to near infrared emission spectra of electron-excited H$_2$
Ashraf Ali E3 Formation of Silicate Grains in Circumstellar Environments: Experiment, Theory and Observations
John Allen E4 Low-Temperature Thermodynamic Properties of Some Light Hydrocarbons
Aldo Apponi E5 Difficulties in Laboratory Studies and Astronomical Observations of Organic Molecules: Hydroxyacetone and Lactic Acid
James Babb E6 Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Pressure Broadened Alkali-Metal Atom Resonance Lines
Richard Blackwell-Whitehead E7 Accurate VUV laboratory measurements of Fe III transitions for astrophysical applications
Nancy Brickhouse M1 Assessing the Requirements for Completeness and Accuracy of Atomic Data for X-ray Spectroscopy
Eduardo Bringa E8 Processing of Interstellar Silicate Grains by Cosmic Rays
Greg Brown E9 Laboratory measurements of the electron impact excitation cross section of Fe XVII x-ray transitions
Paul Bryans E10 Collisional Ionization Equilibrium for Optically Thin Plasmas
Hui Chen E11 Excitation Cross Section Measurement for $n=3$ to $n=2$ Line Emission in Fe$^{17+}$ to Fe$^{23+}$
Ara Chutjian E12 Measurements of Polyatomic Molecule Formation on an Icy Grain Analog Using Fast Atoms
Philip Cosby E13 Laboratory Measurements of Dissociative Recombination
Steven Federman T1 Oscillator Strengths and Predissociation Widths for Rydberg Transitions in Carbon Monoxide
Steven Federman E14 Lifetimes and Oscillator Strengths for Ultraviolet Transitions in P II, Cl II, and Cl III
Mike Fogle E15 Electron-Impact Ionization of Be-like C, N, and O
Mike Fogle E16 Dielectronic Recombination of C, N, and O Ions
Larry Gardner E17 Measurements of Electron Impact Excitation Cross Sections at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Tom Gorczyca T2 Calculation of Atomic Data for NASA Missions
Ming Gu E18 Laboratory Measurement and Theoretical Modeling of K-shell X-ray Lines from Inner-shell Excited and Ionized Ions of Oxygen
Ming Gu E19 Laboratory Survey of Fe L-shell X-ray Emission Lines between 7 and 11 Å
Theodore Gull O1 The Homunculus: a Unique Astrophysical Laboratory
Stephanie Hansen E20 Laboratory astrophysics on the ASDEX-Upgrade tokamak: Measurements and analysis of O, F, and Ne spectra in the 8 - 20 Å region
Robert Hinde T3 Fully-First-Principles Quantum Calculations of Helium-Broadened Metal Resonance Lines
Reggie Hudson E21 Investigations into the Astrochemistry of H$_2$O$_2$, O$_2$, and O$_3$ in Ion-Irradiated Ices
David Huestis G1 Critical Evaluation of Chemical Reaction Rates and Collision Cross Sections of Importance in the Earth's Upper Atmosphere and the Atmospheres of other Planets, Moons, and Comets
Victor Kwong E22 Metastable State Populations in Laser Induced Plasmas
Stephen Lepp T4 Astrochemistry in the Early Universe
Jaan Lepson E23 Laboratory measurements of the line emission from mid-Z L-shell ions in the EUV
Chih-Yuan Lin T5 Quenching of excited Na due to He collisions
Dragan Lukic E24 Dielectronic Recombination In Active Galactic Nuclei
Steven Manson T6 The Atomic and Ionic Data for Astrophysics (AIDA) Project at Georgia State University
Balakrishnan Naduvalath T7 The Effect of non-equilibrium kinetics on oxygen chemistry in the interstellar medium
Gillian Nave E25 Atomic Oscillator Strengths in the Vacuum Ultraviolet
Joe Nuth E26 Circumstellar Silicates Do Nucleate: New Vapor Pressure Data for SiO
John Pearson E27 THz Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Database for Astrophysics
Karly Pitman O2 Challenging the Identification of Silicon Nitride Dust in Extreme Carbon Stars
Scott Porter E28 Diagnostics of laboratory plasmas with the high resolution XRS instrument at the EBIT-I facility: a critical tool for understanding spectral signatures of x-ray emitting astrophysical sources
Joseph Reader D1 Atomic Spectroscopic Databases at NIST
Young Rhee E29 Quantum chemical characterization of dimeric polyaromatic hydrocarbons
Farid Salama T8 Computational Spectroscopy of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Support of Laboratory Astrophysics
Farid Salama E30 Laboratory Spectroscopy of Large Carbon Molecules and Ions in support of Space Missions. A New Generation of Laboratory & Space Studies
Daniel Savin M2 Cosmological Implications of the Uncertainty in Astrochemical Rate Coefficients
Brian Sharpee O3 Studying Atomic Physics Using the Nighttime Atmosphere as a Laboratory
Darren Smillie E31 New Measurements of Doubly Ionized Iron Group Spectra by Fourier Transform and Grating Spectroscopy
Phillip Stancil T9 Collisional De-excitation of Molecular Hydrogen in the Interstellar Medium
Glenn Stark E32 Molecular nitrogen photoabsorption cross sections and line widths in support of analyses of planetary atmospheres
Joseph Tan E33 X-ray Spectroscopy of Neon-like Ions at the NIST EBIT Facility
Swaraj Tayal T10 Cross Sections for Electron Impact Excitation of Astrophysically Abundant Atoms and Ions
Joshua Thomas E34 Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Gas-phase Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Richard Thomas E35 Intra-molecular interactions during the fragmentation of small systems
Brad Wargelin E36 Charge Exchange Spectra of H-like and He-like Iron
Philippe Weck T11 Metal Hydride and Alkali Halide Opacities in Extrasolar Giant Planets and Cool Stellar Atmospheres
Joseph Weingartner E37 Photoelectric Emission from Dust Grains Exposed to Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Radiation
Wolfgang Wiese D2 New Critical Compilations of Atomic Transition Probabilities for Neutral and Singly Ionized Carbon, Nitrogen and Iron
Robert Wu E38 EUV-VUV Photolysis of Molecular Ice Systems of Astronomical Interest
Robert Wu E39 The Temperature-Dependent Photoabsorption Cross Section Measurements Program at the Space Sciences Center, USC
Benhui Yang T12 Vibrational and rotational quenching of CO by collisions with H, He, and H$_2$
Libo Zhao T13 Charge transfer between S$^{2+}$ and He: A comparative study of quantal and semiclassical approaches
Lucy Ziurys E40 Sub-millimeter Spectroscopy of Astrophysically Important Molecules
Bernard Zygelman T14 Hydrogen Atom Collisions and Tomography of the Dark Age Universe

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