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High Pressure, Research at
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Dates

June 24-29, 2012

Location

University of New England
Biddeford, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Malcolm I. McMahon

Vice Chair:
Gilbert Collins

Meeting Description

The 2012 Gordon Conference on Research at High Pressure, and its associated Gordon Research Seminar, will present cutting-edge research on the behavior of solids and liquids at extremes of pressure and temperature. The Conference will feature 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 represent a variety of scientific disciplines; earth science, physics, chemistry and materials science. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work both at the preceding Gordon Research Seminar and in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be 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, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

For the first time, the 2012 GRC will have an associated Gordon Research Seminar organized specifically for graduate students and postdocs.

Related Meeting

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

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmStructural Predictions at Extreme Conditions: Are Experiments Still Necessary?
Discussion Leader: John Tse (University of Saskatoon)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pm Richard Needs (University of Cambridge)
"Novel Hydrogen and Oxygen Structures at High Pressures"
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm Discussion
8:25 pm - 8:55 pm Yanming Ma (Jilin University)
"Out-of-Imagination Structures at High Pressure Predicted by the Particle-Swarm Optimization Algorithm"
8:55 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Invited Poster Presentations (4 x 5min presentations)
9:30 pm Poster Session 1 / Welcome "Social"
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmYoung Investigators
Discussion Leader: Stan Tozer (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Andreas Hermann (Cornell University)
"Water Ice at Megabar Pressures - Structures, Dynamics, and Isotope Effects"
9:30 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:15 am Amy Lazicki (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Phase Diagram of Shock- and Dynamically-Compressed Tin"
10:15 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Jeffrey McMahon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"On the Molecular Dissociation of Dense Hydrogen and the Finite-Temperature Stability of the Atomic Phase"
11:30 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Stewart McWilliams (Geophysical Lab, CIW)
"Bridging the Gap between Static and Dynamic Compression: An Inertial Confinement Approach to Laser-Heating Experiments in the DAC"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 1
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:20 pmNew Frontiers of High Pressure Science
Discussion Leader: Cindy Bolme (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Ray Smith (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
"Ramp Compression of Carbon to above 50 Mbar on NIF"
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Discussion
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Andy Higginbotham (University of Oxford)
"Studies of Dynamically Driven Solids at 4th Generation Light Sources"
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Invited Poster Presentations (4 x 5min presentations)
9:20 pm Poster Session 1
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Results in Ultra-High-Density Hydrogen
Discussion Leader: Andrew Jephcoat (University of Oxford)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Mikhail Eremets (Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany)
"Experiments on Metallic Hydrogen"
9:30 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:15 am Ross Howie (University of Edinburgh)
"Mixed Atomic and Molecular Phase of Dense Hydrogen"
10:15 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Russell Hemley (Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Inst. of Washington)
"Hydrogen at High Pressures"
11:30 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Stephanie Brygoo (CEA, Bruyères-le-Châtel)
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 1
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:20 pmLate Breaking Topics (to be chosen from submitted abstracts)
Discussion Leader: David Ceperley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Frederic Datchi (CNRS/UPMC, Paris)
"Structure of Polymeric Carbon Dioxide (CO2-V)"
8:00 pm - 8:15 pm Discussion
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Andriy Lyakhov (Stony Brook University)
"Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) Brought to a New Level"
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Invited Poster Presentations (4 x 5min presentations)
9:20 pm Poster Session 2
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSuperconductivity and Novel Dense Structure
Discussion Leader: Dennis Klug (NRC, Ottawa)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Natalia Dubrovinskaia (University of Bayreuth)
"In Incudibus Veritas, or Structure and Mechanical Properties of Novel Strong Materials"
9:30 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:15 am James Hamlin (UC San Diego)
"Emergence of Superconductivity from Other Ordered Phases under High Pressures"
10:15 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Group Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Ulrich Schwarz (MPI, Dresden)
"High Pressure Phase Transitions in Ca: Do We Still Need Experiments?"
11:30 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Bjoern Winkler (University of Frankfurt)
"Non-linear Optical and Life Time Measurements at High Pressures and High Temperatures"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 2
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHigh Density Liquids and Melting
Discussion Leader: Kanani Lee (Yale University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Dario Alfe (University College London)
"Recent Developments in First Principles Calculations of High Pressure Properties of Materials"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Agnes Dewaele (Commissariat l'Energie Atomique)
"New Data on Melting under Pressure"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmGeophysics, Geochemistry and Planetary Science
Discussion Leader: Renata Wentzcovitch (University of Minnesota)
9:00 am - 9:30 am Kenji Ohta (Osaka University)
"Spin Crossover, Structural Change, and Metallization in FeO under High Pressure"
9:30 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:15 am Maddury Somayazulu (Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Inst. of Washington)
"Pressure Driven Chemical Reactivity in Xenon - Implications for the Missing Xenon Paradox"
10:15 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Tetsuo Irifune (Ehime University)
"Multianvil Technology for Synthesis of Consolidated Nano-micro Polycrystalline High-pressure Minerals"
11:30 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Yanbin Wang (University of Chicago CARS)
"Properties of Silicate and Iron-rich Melts at High Pressure"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session 2
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHigh Pressure Advances and Future Challenges
Discussion Leader: Rip Collins (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Richard Kraus (Harvard University)
"Multi-Mbar Shock and Release Experiments as a Tool to Study States Near the Liquid-Vapor Curve: Results for SiO2 and MgO"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm Yansun Yao (NRC, Ottawa)
"Exploring High Pressures Structures of Boron Compounds with First-Principles Methods"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pm Raymond Jeanloz (UC Berkeley)
"Pressing Together"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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