Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics


Established by the AAS Council in response to recommendations from the scientific community, the Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics (WGLA) is charged with improving the interaction between the data users (astronomers, astrophysicists, and astrochemists) and the data providers (laboratory astrophysicists and astrochemists, i.e., all experimentalists and theorists carrying out research motivated by problems in astrophysics and astrochemistry). WGLA promotes the coordination of research and knowledge between astronomy and other branches of science (physics, chemistry, geology, biology) and is guided by advancing astronomy through the promotion of laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry. WGLA holds and sponsors topical sessions at the meetings of the AAS and promotes interaction with national and international science organizations.

Working Group on Laboratory Astrophysics (WGLA) Website