Dynamic Compression Summer School: July 31 - August 5, 2022
Institute for Shock Physics - Washington State University
Location: Argonne, Illinois
Preferred Education: Current Undergraduate
Physics: Condensed Matter
25 openings available.
Dynamic compression experiments subject materials to unique thermodynamic conditions – very large compressions, high temperatures, and large deformations – on short time scales resulting in a rich array of physical and chemical changes. Understanding the material response at these extreme conditions is of central importance to fundamental science and spans the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Geo/Planetary Sciences, and Solid Mechanics.
Research activities related to the dynamic compression of materials are extremely diverse and challenging. The Shock Wave Academic Partnership aims to strengthen ongoing efforts to enhance the long-term intellectual vitality of this field, which is uniquely suited for studying material response under extreme conditions.
The Dynamic Compression Summer School provides an overview of dynamic compression science appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. The four and a half days of activities will introduce students to the scientific fundamentals, contemporary research activities including informal discussions, and career opportunities within this exciting field.
Location: Dynamic Compression Sector, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Dates: July 31 - August 5, 2022
Introduction to dynamic compression science and the fundamentals of matter at high pressure.
Explore opportunities available in dynamic compression science within the Shock Wave Academic Partnership.
Receive an overview of career opportunities in dynamic compression science by speakers from Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories.
Experience hands-on learning and discover the applications of dynamic compression to address scientific problems across multiple disciplines.
Tour the state-of-the-art facilities at the Dynamic Compression Sector, the Advanced Photon Source, and Argonne National Laboratory.
Enrollment and Support Details
Enrollment is limited to 25 students.
Lodging and meals provided.
Travel support up to $500.
We are planning for a robust, in-person summer school. All local COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be followed, and are subject to change based on updated guidance.
About Institute for Shock Physics - Washington State University
The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University (WSU) is a multi-disciplinary research organization with a strong focus on understanding condensed matter response at extreme conditions.WSU (as the lead institution) and three outstanding academic partners – Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University – conduct substantive research leading to advances/innovations in the field of Dynamic Compression Science. Multidisciplinary research activities, involving students, postdocs, and faculty members from different academic disciplines at the four participating institutions, comprehensively address the exciting scientific challenges. In addition, meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with scientists are undertaken at the NNSA Laboratories: Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia.WSU is a leader in shock wave and high pressure research. The research activities, supported by the DOE/NNSA and other federal agencies, involve examining and understanding physical and chemical changes in solids and liquids under very rapid and large compressions. Using state-of-the-art experimental and computational capabilities, world-clas...s faculty at the ISP conduct interdisciplinary research spanning the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, solid mechanics, planetary sciences, and applied mathematics. Graduate students and faculty from various academic departments participate in the research activities.
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