Second Announcement

First IAU Symposium on Laboratory Astrophysics:
From Observations to Interpretation
IAU S350
Jesus College, Cambridge, UK
14– 19 April 2019

**Registration & Abstract Submission now OPEN**

Please visit the conference website for full details and to start your registration.

The active synergy between astronomical observation, laboratory experiments and theoretical modelling has become vital in realising the full scientific yield of astronomy telescopes and space missions. Consequently, the field of Laboratory Astrophysics is now established as a fundamental element of modern astronomy. This meeting will bring together researchers in theoretical or experimental chemistry and physics with those in astronomy and space missions to discuss the latest challenges and recent successes in experimental and theoretical laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry. The website includes full details of the topics covered, and scientific fields in which abstracts are solicited. We anticipate that the meeting will reflect the depth, diversity and scientific excellence of this field, and encourage you to register, and submit an abstract, as soon as possible.

Key deadlines

1 Dec 2018  for travel grant & financial assistance

1 Dec 2018  for abstract submission for oral contributions

(and oral / poster contributions by those requesting financial assistance)


1 Feb 2019  for Early Bird Registration Fee

1 Feb 2019  for abstract submission for poster contributions


1 Mar 2019 for Full Registration


Confirmed Invited Speakers: –

Ewine van Dishoeck (plenary), Yuri Aikawa, Kathrin Altwegg, Olivier Berné, Til Birnstiel, Jürgen Blum, Adwin Boogert, Fred Ciesla, Thomas Gautier, Ulrike Heiter, Cornelia Jäger, Anders Jerkstrand, Inga Kamp, Ciska Kemper, Kei Kotake, Karin Lind, Win Ping Liu, Johan Olofsson, Juliet Pickering, Sergio Pilling, Cristina Puzzarini, Hendrik Schatz, Stephan Schlemmer, Bhalamurugan Sivaraman, Jonathan Tennyson, Patrice Theulé, Véronique Vuitton, Peter Young, Naoki Watanabe

On behalf of the Organizing Committees for IAUS350,

Farid Salama (SOC) & Helen Fraser (LOC)


Farid Salama (Chair; USA), Paul Barklem (Sweden), Helen Fraser (UK), Thomas Henning (Germany), Christine Joblin (France), Sun Kwok (China), Harold Linnartz (Netherlands), Lyudmila Mashonkina (Russia), Tom Millar (UK), Osama Shalabiea (Egypt), Gianfranco Vidali (USA), Feilu Wang (China), Giulio Del-Zanna (UK)

First Announcement

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The First International Astronomical Union Symposium on Laboratory Astrophysics, IAUS 350: Laboratory Astrophysics: from Observations to Interpretation, will be held in Cambridge, UK, from 14 – 19 April 2019.


The active synergy between astronomical observation, laboratory experiment and theoretical modeling has been reinforced at the 2015 IAU General Assembly by the creation of a new IAU Commission (CB5) on Laboratory Astrophysics (


In this meeting we hope to build on this momentum and bring together active researchers in observational astronomy, space missions, experimental and theoretical laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry to discuss the major topics and challenges that face today’s Astronomy. We expect that interactions between researchers will result in a solid roadmap for future research that will lead to advances in our understanding of astronomical observations and guide the design of future observational instruments. You can read more about the original proposal for this workshop at the IAU website.


To register your interest in this meeting, please send an email to You will then receive regular updates on the meeting.


On behalf of the Organizing Committee for IAUS 350,


Farid Salama


IAU Commission B5



Farid Salama (Chair), USA, Paul Barklem, Sweden, Helen Fraser, UK, Thomas Henning, Germany, Christine Joblin, France, Sun Kwok, China, Harold Linnartz, Netherlands, Lyudmila Mashonkina, Russia, Tom Millar, UK, Osama Shalabiea, Egypt, Gianfranco Vidali, USA, Feilu Wang, China, Giulio Del- Zanna, UK