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High Pressure, Research at (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Exploring the Diversity of Phenomena Within the High Pressure Landscape over a Wide Range of Timescales


July 16-17, 2016


Holderness School
Holderness, NH


Richard G. Kraus & Amalia Fernandez Panella

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Research at High Pressure is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is the continued advancement of High Pressure Research as a tool for studying a wide variety of systems and materials at extreme conditions. This meeting highlights the importance of the wide-ranging timescales of our techniques, from femtosecond laser matter interactions, to picosecond quantum molecular dynamic calculations, to nanosecond laser driven shocks, to microsecond gas gun shots, to millisecond dynamic DACS, and to seconds of integration in static diamond anvil cells. Representatives of students and early career scientists (less than 5 years from completion of their PhD) will present unpublished results from the many fields in high-pressure research in an environment that aims for collaboration and interaction between the fields and techniques.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "High Pressure, Research at" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Opportunities and Advances in High Pressure Research
Discussion Leader: Kevin Driver (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:10 pmChris Pickard (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"High Pressure Physics - A Gift to Theory"
4:10 pm - 4:15 pmDiscussion
4:15 pm - 4:25 pmStaci Brown (National Nuclear Security Administration, USA)
"High Pressure Physics for Stockpile Stewardship"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHigh Pressure Physics
Discussion Leader: Andrew Shamp (University at Buffalo, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmDavid McGonegle (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Investigating Plasticity in Shocked Fibre Textured Tantalum Using X-Ray Diffraction"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmAndrew Baczewski (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Recent Developments in TDDFT of Warm Dense Matter"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmTomoaki Kimura (Tohoku University, Japan)
"Melting Curve of MgO Under High Pressure Constrained by Micro-Texture Observations"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmJing Song (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Magnetic Ordering at Anomalously High Temperatures in Nd and Dy Under Extreme Pressure"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmAudrey Grockowiak (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
"Magnetostriction Under Extreme Condition of a Heavy Fermion System CeSb2"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmRachel Morrison (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Equations of State and Anisotropy of Fe-Ni and Fe-Ni-Si at High Pressure"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amPlanetary Science and Complex Chemistry
Discussion Leader: Arwen Tyler (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:15 amLeora Cooper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Focusing Laser-Induced Shock Waves at the Nanosecond Timescale - Imaging and Spectroscopy"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amDominique Laniel (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), France)
"Unexpected High Pressure and High Temperature Chemistry in Xe-N2 Mixtures"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amBrianna Fitzmaurice (Cranfield University, United Kingdom)
"Shock Pressure Loading of Single-Celled and Multicellular Organisms"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amBrad Steele (University of South Florida, USA)
"Novel High-Nitrogen High-Energy Density Materials"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amAaron Wolf (University of Michigan, USA)
"Coordinated Hard Sphere Mixture (CHaSM): Approximate Modeling of Oxide and Silicate Melts at Extreme PT Conditions"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amJames Walsh (Northwestern University, USA)
"High Pressure Synthesis of Novel Bismuth Intermetallics"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmRapidly Exploring New Phases at High Pressure
Discussion Leader: Zachary Geballe (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmDanae Polsin (Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, USA)
"Dynamic X-Ray Diffraction of Ramp-Compressed Solid Aluminum to Terapascal Pressures"
1:45 pm - 1:50 pmDiscussion
1:50 pm - 2:05 pmMartin Gorman (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
"Shock Induced Phase Transformations in Bismuth Probed Using Femtosecond X-Ray Diffraction"
2:05 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion
2:10 pm - 2:25 pmJon Eggert (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
"Dynamic Diffraction, the Future Beckons"
2:25 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
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3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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