PETER Conference 2013
Pressure, Energy, Temperature and Extreme Rates
Inert, Reactive and Biological Materials behave very differently at different rates of loading, pressure, energy densities and temperature. In many cases the simple linear relations found in many introductory texts and academic courses are no longer obeyed. Commonly understood properties, such as strength, vary dramatically with these parameters. The function of this conference is to bring together interested scientists, researchers, and students to present their research interests, and discuss with colleagues in the same or adjoining research areas. The overlap between these seemingly diverse areas is provided by the theoretical understanding of material properties and the use of appropriate loading conditions and diagnostics.
This meeting was successfully held on 18th and 19th February 2013 at the Institute of Physics, in London. With over 75 attendees registered accross 2 days, who enjoyed a range of interesting talks, from speakers from around the world. The ISP would like to thank everyone for attending a very successful event, that takes the place of our annual meeting this year.
A schedule for the conference is available, and includes brief biographies of the the keynote speakers (PETER Conference 2013 schedule).
This meeting was organised through the offices of the Institute of Shock Physics, Imperial College London who gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of AWE. With thaks to Qinetiq for their generous sponsorship of mornign refreshments on the opening day.