Dates: 24-29 June 2012
Location: University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, USA
Chair: Malcolm I. McMahon (The University of Edinburgh)
Vice Chair: Gilbert Collins (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
The 2012 Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressure, and its associated Gordon Research Seminar, presented cutting-edge research on the behavior of solids and liquids at extremes of pressure and temperature. The conference featured a wide range of topics, studied using both static and dynamic compression methods and state-of-the-art computational methods, including dense hydrogen, mineralogy and planetary science, simple molecules and elements; chemistry and biology. Invited speakers represented a variety of scientific disciplines; earth science, physics, chemistry and materials science.
The conference brought together investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and it provided opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work both at the preceding Gordon Research Seminar and in poster format, which enabled them to exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters were selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provided opportunities for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations.
For the first time, the 2012 GRC had an associated Gordon Research Seminar organized specifically for graduate students and postdocs. It will be held 23-24 June 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2012&program=grs_highp and/or contact Associate ChairRachel Hazael (University College London).