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IAU Commission 14


International Astronomical Union

Division B: Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

Commission 14 Atomic & Molecular Data

Reorganization of the IAU’s Divisional Structure.

The IAU GA XXVIII in Beijing has approved the new Divisional restructuring (http://www.iau.org/static/resolutions/IAU2012_English.pdf). The new Division Presidents and Vice-Presidents have reassigned existing Commissions to the new Divisions. It was decided that Commission 14 becomes a commission of Division B: Facilities, Technologies and Data Science. The special interdisciplinary role and nature of Commission 14 were, in this way, recognized and encouraged.

Commission 14 fulfills its role by informing the astronomical community of new developments in our various fields through specific involvement and support of IAU Symposia and Joint Discussions, and by Reports of the Working Groups. Symposia and Joint Discussions at the General Assemblies are especially important means by which we acquire and provide information on the needs for, and availability of, atomic and molecular data.

2012 – 2015

2009 – 2012

2006 – 2009

2003 – 2006

  • Officers, Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC), and Working Groups
  • Triennial Reports from Working Groups (PDF)

2000 – 2003

  • Joint Discussion 17 on Atomic Data for X-Ray Astronomy
    to be held at XXVthe IAU General Assembly in Sydney, July 2003
  • Triennial Reports from Working Groups (PDF)
  • Report from 2003 General Assembly (Sydney, Australia, 13 – 25 July)
  • A report on Commission 14 activities at the GA, and the inclusion of
    Commission 14 in a new IAU Division, XII
  • Revision of Statutes and By-Laws (PDF)

1997 – 2000

  • 24th General Assembly, August 2000, Manchester, U.K.
    • Minutes of Commission 14 Business Meeting (PDF)
    • Joint Discussion 1 “Atomic and molecular data for astrophysics: new developments, case studies, and future needs”
      Highlights of Astronomy 12, pp.23-98, ed. H. Rickman (Provo: ASP) 2002.
  • Minutes of Commission 14 Business Meeting, 1997 (Kyoto, Japan)

Lyudmila I. Mashonkina

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