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Workshop 7:
High Pressure Synchrotron Science: Future Frontiers

Organizers: Yang Ding, Malcolm Guthrie, and Michael Lerche (all HPSynC)

Dates: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, through Friday, May 8, 2009 (Wednesday session in conjunction with Argonne Users Week)

Room: Wed.: Bldg. 362 Auditorium (shuttle provided from Conf. Center); Thur. & Fri.: Bldg. 402 Lecture Hall.

Scientific Advisory Committee: Ercan Alp, Chris Benmore, Keith Brister, Daniel Haskel, Russ Hemley, Wenjung Liu, Dave Mao,Vitali Prakapenka, Guoyin Shen, Yanbin Wang

Primary Sponsors: Carnegie/DOE Alliance Center (CDAC),Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES)
Additional Sponsors: Almax Industries, Easylab

Special abstract deadline: March 27 (see full workshop program page for instructions) extended
Special registration deadline: March 27

The natural resonance between synchrotron sources and high-pressure science has led to dramatic advances across surprisingly diverse scientific fields in previous decades. At present, major renewal programs are either underway or imminent at existing third-generation synchrotrons, and fouth-generation sources are just on the horizon. Given this context, now is a critical time to explore the full potential of high-pressure science at synchrotron sources. The goal of this workshop is to use the current state of the art as a starting point to explore the future of high pressure science. As part of the forward-looking theme of the workshop, the program will comprise both the future evolution of established techniques and entirely novel uses of the high pressure variable.


  • Fundamental Matter Under Extreme Conditions
  • Extreme Biology: X-ray Techniques and the Study of Proteins under Pressure
  • Physics and Chemistry of Earth and Planetary Interiors
  • Dynamic Compression: Frontiers in Real Time Measurement
  • Magnetism in Dense Matter
  • High Pressure Phenomena in Liquids and Glasses
  • 3D Imaging at High Pressure
  • Novel Materials and Properties at High Pressure
  • Frontiers in Inelastic Spectroscopy
  • Technical Session: Transformative Instrumentation for the Next Decade of High Pressure Research
  • Technical Session: Future High Pressure Science Using Nano Beams
  • Technical Session: Online Optical Spectroscopy

FULL PROGRAM and registration instructions now available from HPSynC >>



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