About Us

Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux


The Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB) is a research institute from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Bordeaux. The main research activities aim at understanding the structure and evolution of objects and systems that form the universe. The laboratory is involved in the construction of observational instruments, in particular ALMA, Herschel, Gaia, Cassigni-Hyugens and Mars express. In addition to its strong implication in the exploitation data from ground based and space observatories, there is a strong theoretical component working on modeling of various types including chemical modeling.

  • Role-

    The LAB is responsible for the KIDA database.

  • Databases and Services-

    KIDA is a database of chemical reactions that are used by chemical models to compute the chemical composition of astrophysical environments such as the interstellar medium and planetary atmospheres.

  • Scientific Interest of VAMDC Members-

    The scientifique interests of the LAB VAMDC members include the chemical modeling of the interstellar medium and planetary atmospheres (in the Solar System and extra-solar systems).


    List of members:

    Valentine Wakelam

  • Contact-


    Partner/Node contact: V. Wakelam (wakelam[at]obs.u-bordeaux1.fr)