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  • [November 14, 2016]

    Third International Conference on High Energy Density Physics Successfully Held in Shenzhen

  • The Third International Conference on High Energy Density Physics is held in South University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, from September 24 through September 26. Participants include twenty international renowned scholars from the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Australia and Czech Republic. There are over one hundred and forty domestic participants.

    The conference is organized by the Center for Applied Physics and Technology (CAPT), MoE Key Laboratory for High Energy Density Physics Simulations (HEDPS), and co-organized by South University of Science and Technology (SUST). It is chaired by Professor Xian-Tu He, Professor Shi-Yi Chen, and co-chaired by Professor Jie Zhang, Professor Wei-Yan Zhang.

    Professor Xian-Tu He, director of CAPT, hosted the ceremony. Distinguished guests from China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), Peking University (PKU), South University of Science and Technology (SUST), and Beijing Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM) attended the opening ceremony. Professor Shi-Yi Chen - President of SUST, Professor Xin-Cheng Xie - Dean of the School of Physics of PKU, and Professor Chikang Li - senior scientist from MIT addressed in the ceremony.

    After the first and second ICHEDP being successfully held in PKU, this third ICHEDP continually aimed at scientific frontier field of High Energy Density Physics. The main themes of this conference cover Matter Properties under High Energy Density Conditions, Laser Matter Interaction, Laboratory Astrophysics, Inertial Confinement Fusion, Compressible Turbulence and Hydrodynamic Instabilities, and Strong Field Physics. During the three days, there were 84 oral talks and 20 posters reported in the conference.

    This is a pioneering attempt in that for the first time ICHEDP has been held in such a young innovative university, which is believed to promote international communication and collaboration on science, and attract juvenile scholars to endeavor in HEDP field under this wonderful platform, thus, impelling the development of HEDP science and contributing to national vital scientific project.

    Professor He noted that along with the booming development of HEDP subject, this international conference will surely promote HEDP studies in China, and expand international influences of Chinese scientists in this field. It will provide more opportunities for Chinese scientists to step farther in the international platform, and help them to achieve high-level academic outcomes and research abilities.

    This conference was generously sponsored by South University of Science and Technology (SUST) and Collaborative Innovation Center of IFSA (CICIFSA).

    Prof. Xian-Tu He

    Prof. Shi-Yi Chen

    Prof. Xin-Cheng Xie

    Prof. Chikang Li

    The organizer, Center for Applied Physics and Technology (CAPT), was founded on December 23, 2007. It has carried out more than sixty research projects in the field of high energy density physics, and published about eight hundred papers. CAPT has now become one of the major research centers on high energy density physics in China, and caught attention among the international academic community. Some recent research topics of CAPT are high energy density condensed-matter physics including warm dense matter physics etc.?exploration and computational design of new materials with novel properties; atomic physics in the field of intense lasers?energetic charged-particle acceleration physics under strong fields; laser-plasma physics; hydrodynamic instabilities and compressible turbulence; scientific computing relevant to the above subjects.

    Based on CAPT, the establishment of the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of High Energy Density Physics Simulations, the Research Base of Fundamental Science and Technology, and the Peking University Branch of Ministry of Education IFSA Center have been approved.

    CAPT hosted the first International Conference on High Energy Density Physics during October 18-21, 2012, in Peking University, which is the first international conference held in China themed on HEDP. During September 21-24, 2014, the second International Conference on High Energy Density Physics was also held successfully in Peking University. Since then, biennial ICHEDP series formed its international reputation, which is appreciated and recommended by domestic and overseas HEDP researchers.