International Workshop on Warm Dense Matter – 2011
June 5-8, 2011
Pacific Grove, California
The 2011 International Workshop on Warm Dense Matter (WDM2011) will be held 5-8 June 2011 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, near Monterey, California. This workshop will be the sixth in the series, following Vancouver (2000, 2005), Hamburg (2003), Porquerolles (2007), and Hakone (2009).
Warm Dense Matter (WDM) refers to the broad regime of material states that occur between conventional condensed matter and plasmas that cannot be satisfactorily described by standard theory in either field. Matter density ranges from liquid to many times solid, temperatures comparable to the Fermi energy and above, and pressures that are consequently large. Capability in WDM is crucial for understanding the evolution of large planets, the dynamics of planetary collisions, and the transition of matter from a condensed to a high energy-density state. WDM is created in strong shocks and in intensely heated matter. It is a state of matter where molecular, atomic, and ionic interactions are all important, where theory and experiment are extremely challenging.
WDM2011 topics include:
- Methods of producing WDM: short- and long-pulse optical lasers; x-ray free-electron lasers; high-intensity particle beams; pulsed power; high-temperature/high-pressure devices; as well as novel techniques
- Methods of characterizing and diagnosing WDM: x-ray scattering, including Thomson and Compton scattering; particle scattering and energy loss; emission and absorption spectroscopy; interferometry; as well as novel techniques
- Measurements and calculations of WDM equations of state
- Hydrodynamic, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo simulations of WDM
- The evolution of WDM when not in thermodynamic equilibrium
- Applications of WDM to planetary science, high-pressure science, inertial fusion energy, extreme-state chemistry, and strongly coupled plasmas
If you would like to submit an abstract for WDM2011, please send in PDF format to Jason Templer - JETempler@lbl.gov You will be notified if your abstract is selected as a talk or a poster.