The ISP organises a range of conferences and meetings which aim to reinforce bonds within the UK and overseas shock physics community.  Other  joint events have included ISWI 2010, co-hosted with the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, and GEMS (Group of Experts in Mitigation) in January 2011, co-hosted with the Imperial Blast Group. 

The Institute also runs a short course programme

Upcoming Events

Past events archive

  • Group Interaction Modelling - June 2015
    On the Sunday prior to the APS SCCM conference in Tampa, Florida (14th June) it is planned to hold a practitioners meeting discussing Group Interaction Modelling (GIM) for prediction of polymer properties.  We hope to bring together an international group of researchers and engineers who use GIM to discuss how they go about this in their day-to-day activities and what issues they encounter.  Whilst this may be of interest to those looking to learn more about GIM some experience of using the technique will be assumed.  If you are interested in attending please contact Peter Gould

  • Colloquium: Professor Martin Braithwaite (University of Cambridge): Recent Developments in the Modeling of Ideal and Non-Ideal Detonations in the Condensed Phase
    Tuesday 23rd July 2014, 14.10-14.50, HUXLEY 747
    The talk will review current capability in the modeling of condensed phase detonations of homogeneous and heterogeneous media. This will include ideal (Chapman Jouguet) calculations using equations of state based on intermolecular potentials, approaches to modeling 2-D steady detonations and validation of these by direct numerical simulations. Comparisons with experimental data will be made as well as application to blast damage.
  • PETER Conference 2014
    Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th April 2014, at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Convent Garden, London
  • PETER Conference 2013
    Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February 2013, at the IOP, 76 Portland Place, W1, London
  • Spatial Velocimetry Workshop
    9th September 2013
    This one day workshop was held at the Institute of Physics - IOP under the umbrella of the Shock Wave and Extreme Conditions group (SWEC) on 9th September 2013.  The workshop consisted of three sessions of talks orientated around approaches to Line VISAR.

    Dr Daniel Eakins, Imperial College London 
    Dr Gareth Appleby-Thomas, Cranfield University 
    Mr Martin Philpott, Atomic Weapons Establishment

    View the Imperial Spatial Velocimetry Workshop webpage
  • The 51st European High Pressure Research Group
    1-6th September 2013
    EHPRG is a largely multidisciplinary conference of European scientists who are using high pressure in their research. The studies span an exceptionally wide range: from pure physics to material science, molecular dynamics, chemistry, food technology, bioscience and biotechnology even including some medical perspectives. The application of high pressure as physical parameter can lead to significantly new information about the studied systems. New materials with improved properties can also be created by pressure. Pressure-inactivation of various biological systems has also wide perspectives in food- bio- and medical sciences.
  • The third annual ISP meeting 
    March 2012, Institute of Physics, London
    We developed previous bonds between UK institutions, and provided a platform for up-and-coming reearchers in the field to present aspects of their PhD research
  • The second ISP annual meeting 

    14th - 15th February 2011, Institute Of Physics, London
    We aimed to reinforce the bonds within the community of both professional scientists and students in the international Shock Physics field

  • GEMS
    5th - 7th January 2011
    Group of Experts in Mitigation - a 3 day meeting at the Institute in January 2011
  • The Institute's first ISP annual meeting

    February 2010, Royal Society, London
    The first annual meeting brought together those interested in Shock Physics from within the UK scientific community along with representatives from some key overseas institutions