Dynamic Compression Summer School July 30-August 4, 2023 | Institute for Shock Physics – Washington State University


Posted: 01-Feb-23

Location: Lemont, Illinois



Physics: Condensed Matter

Physics: Materials



Meal Plan

Travel Reimbursement



Work Function:


Preferred Education:

Current Undergraduate

Additional Information:

25 openings available.


JULY 30-AUGUST 4, 2023

  • To be held at the Dynamic Compression Sector in the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL.
  • Accepting upper-level undergraduates and first year graduate students currently registered at a four year college/university and considering further studies in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, geo/planetary science, solid mechanics, or related field.
  • Enrollment is limited to 25 students.
  • Program support includes lodging, meals, and a stipend up to $500 for transportation costs.

To apply, visit shock.wsu.edu/dcss.

Dynamic compression experiments subject materials to unique thermodynamic conditions – very large compressions, high temperatures, and large deformations – on short time scales resulting in a rich array of physical and chemical changes. The four and a half days of activities will introduce students to the scientific fundamentals, contemporary research activities including informal discussions, and career opportunities within this exciting field.


The Dynamic Compression Summer School is sponsored by the Shock Wave Academic Partnership (SWAP).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Chelsea Jendro

[email protected]


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About Institute for Shock Physics – Washington State University

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University (WSU) is a multi-disciplinary research organization with a strong focus on understanding condensed matter response at extreme conditions.WSU (as the lead institution) and outstanding academic partners – Princeton University and California Institute of Technology – conduct substantive research leading to advances/innovations in the field of Dynamic Compression Science. Multidisciplinary research activities, involving students, postdocs, and faculty members from different academic disciplines at the four participating institutions, comprehensively address the exciting scientific challenges. In addition, meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with scientists are undertaken at the NNSA Laboratories: Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia.WSU is a leader in shock wave and high pressure research. The research activities, supported by the DOE/NNSA and other federal agencies, involve examining and understanding physical and chemical changes in solids and liquids under very rapid and large compressions. Using state-of-the-art experimental and computational capabilities, world-class faculty at the ISP conduct interdisciplinary research spanning the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, solid mechanics, planetary sciences, and applied mathematics. Graduate students and faculty from various academic departments participate in the research activities.

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