2014/10/27 - 2014/10/28 - VAMDC-USA Workshop

The purpose of the workshop was to develop collaborations between the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC) and the US atomic and molecular physicists and database developers.

The meeting started at 9:30 (local time) on Monday, 27 Oct, and ended at 16:30 on Tuesday, 28 Oct.


Organizers: Ulrike Heiter, Yuri Ralchenko, Larry Rothman
Location and access:

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Room 215/C103.

Maps: 1) Campus map, 2) Google maps

Participants from outside NIST should first proceed to the Visitor Center (red arrow on Map 1) to get their badges. Domestic visitors should check this link for VERY important information regarding acceptability of driver licenses (not all state licenses are accepted as valid IDs). After getting a badge, enter the main gate next to the Visitor Center and proceed to building 215 (blue arrow on Map 1). Parking lots are available nearby. Your paper badge will not let you in but someone will be waiting for you at the entrance to the building.


Lunch is available at the cafeteria (Building 101 on the map) or outside the campus if necessary. There are many restaurants in the area.



  • Monday (start 9:30, coffee break 10:30, lunch 12-14, coffee break 15:30, end 17:00)
  • Tuesday (start: 9:00, coffee break 10:30, lunch 12:30-14, coffee break 15, end 16:30)
    • Presentations (max 30 min each): Hanisch (Office of Data and Informatics at NIST), Heiter
    • Discussion on data evaluation
    • Hill, Kochanov, Foster, Walker, Ralchenko
    • Discussion on data citation policies
    • Discussion on future interaction between US scientists and VAMDC


Abstracts PDF file (sorted by last name)


Participants (click on Presentation title to download Presentation PDF file):

Name Affiliation Presentation title Comment
Klaus Bartschat Drake University Benchmark calculations for electron collisions with complex atoms and ions
Linda Brown JPL Future Laboratory Spectroscopy for Remote Sensing of Exoplanets
Susana Deustua STScI
Adam Foster Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Inner shell X-ray Data in AtomDB
Robert Hanisch NIST
Ulrike Heiter Uppsala University VAMDC databases and partners VAMDC
Christian Hill Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics HITRANonline: An online interface for the HITRAN database VAMDC
Jon Hougen NIST
Roman Kochanov Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Tomsk State University Application Programming Interface (API) for the HITRANonline web service. Current state and goals VAMDC
Alexander Kramida NIST Critical Evaluation of Data on Atomic Energy Levels, Wavelengths, and Transition Probabilities
Walter Lafferty NIST
Angela Lee NIST
Nicolas Moreau Paris Observatory The VAMDC infrastructure, The Spectcol application VAMDC
Adam Morey NIST
Nikolai Piskunov Uppsala University The VAMDC project and the lessons learned VAMDC
Raymond Plante University of Illinois
Yuri Ralchenko NIST The NIST Atomic and Plasma Databases VAMDC
Larry Rothman Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics HITRAN Database Enhancements Fostered by VAMDC Collaboration VAMDC
Kimberly Tryka NIST
Kyle Walker University of Georgia Collisional Rovibrational Molecular Excitation: Calculation and Scaling
Carlo Maria Zwölf Paris Observatory VAMDC consortium  Technical and political organisation. VAMDC