The 23rd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SCCM23) will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL from June 18 to June 23, 2023.
Attend scientific sessions discussing world-wide efforts in exploring fundamental science and applications of matter at extreme conditions including:
Shock-induced materials behavior, plasticity, phase transitions, and chemical reactions
High strain rate phenomena
Properties of energetic materials and detonation phenomena
Properties of matter in the warm dense regime
New computational methods
Over the past two decades, the number of researchers and institutions conducting dynamic compression research has grown substantially. Numerous user facilities have been developed over the last decade (e.g., the Matter at Extreme Conditions (MEC) end station at LCLS, the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the APS) with other major HED facilities undergoing substantial upgrades or coming online (the Z machine at Sandia, the NIF at LLNL). Looking to the future, new dynamic compression facilities are underdevelopment (the Scientific Instrument HED at European XFEL) or refurbishment (the MEC upgrade).
In recognition of this evolving experimental environment, this conference will host three new technical areas:
Emerging high-pressure user facilities throughout the world
Emerging experimental techniques utilizing advanced light sources
High-Pressure Static Compression Research
Unable to join in-person? Register to watch two live-streamed plenaries from Angela Stickle and Justin Wark on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21. All in-person attendees will have access to the streams, but if you cannot attend in person you can register to watch these sessions remotely.
Unfortunately, no remote presentations are possible, no additional sessions will be streamed, and no on-demand content will be available.
Make the most of your trip to Chicago
Build relationships at the welcome reception, Juneteenth Luncheon, and other planned networking events. SCCM23 will also feature high-value sessions (separate registration required) with the Early Career & Student Symposium and focused course offerings:
Book your hotel by May 26
The venue and headquarters hotel is located one block from the Magnificent Mile, steps from river boat tours, and surrounded by world-renowned museums, great bars, and restaurants. Reserve your affordable room in our block before the May 26 deadline.
Dayne Fratanduono, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Suhithi Peiris, Battelle Memorial Institute
Malcolm McMahon, University of Edinburgh
For questions please write to SCCM2023@LLNL.gov