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

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Invited Speakers
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Preliminary Announcement

Workshop: NASA Laboratory Astrophysics Workshop
Where: UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada
When: 14-16 February 2006

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. Specific recommendations will be established by each working group and will be forwarded to the SOC to be included in their report (the White Paper). The White Paper will be reviewed by an independent group of experts before submission to the Science Mission Directorate. The workshop is hosted by the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). More information and details will soon follow.

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