International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology
Association Internationale pour l'Avancement de la Recherche et de la Technologie aux Hautes Pressions

2017 Bridgman and Jamieson Awards

The selection procedures for the 2017 AIRAPT Bridgman and Jamieson Awards are now completed. The winners are:

  • 2017 AIRAPT Bridgman Award: Mikhail Eremets (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany)
  • 2017 AIRAPT Jamieson Award: Philip Dalladay-Simpson (Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China)

[20170819] 26th AIRAPT International Conference on on High pressure science and technology, Beijing, China

Beijing 2017

The 26th AIRAPT International Conference on on High pressure science and technology took place in Beijing, China.

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Call for an AIRAPT logo

Although AIRAPT has been active since 1965, has its own website, and is present on the social media, it still does not have a logo.

During the AIRAPT 26 (Beijing, August 2017) the Executive Committee (ExC) therefore proposed to launch a Call for an AIRAPT logo.  The prize for the creator of the best AIRAPT logo will be the waiving of the conference fee for AIRAPT 27 (Rio de Janeiro, 4-9 August  2019).

Task Group for IPPS (International Practical Pressure Scale)

At the 26th AIRAPT Conference in Beijing, 2017, it was decided to create a task group for discussing an International Practical Pressure Scale (IPPS).

Members of the Task Group for IPPS:

  • Guoyin Shen (Chair)
  • Yanbin Wang (Vice Chair)
  • Jay Bass
  • Yan Bi
  • Agnes Dewaele
  • Jon Eggert
  • Dayne Fratanduono
  • Duanwei He
  • Konstantin Khishchenko
  • Stefan Klotz
  • Kurt Leinenweber
  • Baosheng Li
  • Paul Loubeyre
  • Mohamed Mezouar
  • Takeshi Sakai
  • Katsuya Shimizu (AIRAPT rep)
  • Taku Tsuchiya

Historical AIRAPT documents (1966-1982)

In April 2016, the AIRAPT Executive Committee was contacted by M. François-Yves JULIEN, archivist of the Academie François Bourdon (AFB).

In 2003, the Institut Universitaire de Technologie Le Creusot had asked the AFB to take care of a large amount of AIRAPT documents, and M. Julien needed clarification on their status.

The Executive Committee proposed (*) to deposit these documents at AFB for an indefinite period of time. The AFB will take care of this material, index it and make an inventory.

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