Special Issue "Atomic and Molecular Data Needs for Astronomy and Astrophysics"
A special issue of Galaxies (ISSN 2075-4434).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2018)
The analysis of astronomical spectra is vital for the determination of chemical abundances, the understanding of galactic formation and evolution and the synthesis of the different elements. However, despite the large investment of time and money spent in recording spectra of astrophysical objects at unprecedented resolution, the quantity and quality of the existing data lies far from the current needs of the astronomers and remains the Achilles' heel of galactic archaeology. This situation has resulted in an acute need for new measured and calculated atomic and molecular parameters of high-accuracy, high-resolution and completeness.
This Special Issue aims to encourage further dialogue and promote knowledge transfer between astronomers with strong atomic and molecular data needs and those who produce this data from laboratory measurements and calculations. We hope this will foster new collaborations for the future, which, through targeted measurements and calculations, will accelerate the rate at which astronomers' needs can be met.
Contributions will focus on:
- Data requirements of astronomers
- Laboratory-measured atomic and molecular data
- Theoretical calculations
The emphasis of this Special Issue will remain on knowledge transfer; with astronomers highlighting their data needs, and spectroscopists and theorists presenting new data of astronomical interest and the capabilities of their facilities for future collaborations. We encourage all astronomers involved in the ongoing spectroscopic surveys, such as Gaia-ESO, APOGEE or GALAH or in future ones, such as WEAVE, 4MOST or DESI, to contribute in order to explain their data needs. Review papers, as well as shorter contributions are very welcome.
Dr. Maria Teresa Belmonte
Dr. Carlos Allende-Prieto
Dr. Ulrike Heiter
Dr. Patrick de Laverny
Prof. Alan Hibbert
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- atomic data
- molecular data
- stellar spectra
- chemical abundances
- oscillator strengths
- atomic and molecular databases