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Welcome to IAU Commission 14 Atomic & Molecular Data

As a result of deliberations and discussions during the 23rd General Assembly of the IAU in The Hague (1994), it was recommended that Commission 14 become a commission of the IAU Executive Committee. 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.

2009 - 2012

2006 - 2009

2003 - 2006

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)

Glenn M. Wahlgren (e-mail)