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.