Laboratory astrophysics: Key to understanding the Universe

@article{vanDishoeck2012LaboratoryAK,
  title={Laboratory astrophysics: Key to understanding the Universe},
  author={Ewine F. van Dishoeck},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={3 - 14}
}
  • E. V. van Dishoeck
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract This brief overview stresses the importance of laboratory data and theory in analyzing astronomical observations and understanding the physical and chemical processes that drive the astrophysical phenomena in our Universe. This includes basic atomic and molecular data such as spectroscopy and collisional rate coefficients, but also an improved understanding of nuclear, plasma and particle physics, as well as reactions and photoprocesses in the gaseous and solid state that lead to… 
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