We are pleased to announce the 9th International Conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, to be held April 30-May 4, 2012, on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

During the past decade, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant research utilizing high energy-density (HED) facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Research is underway in many areas, such as compressible hydrodynamic mixing, strong shock phenomena, radiation flow, radiative shocks and jets, complex opacities, equations of state, dust formation, superstrong magnetic fields, and relativistic plasmas.

The HEDLA2012 web site, www.hedla2012.org, provides essential information about the meeting.