Shock metamorphism in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks
June 26 – 29, 2017
Location: Curtin University @ St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Followed by a 3-day field trip to the Wolfe Creek crater, Halls Creek, WA

Purpose and Scope

We invite researchers of all backgrounds who share a common interest in studying shock effects in geologic media and impact-related processes in the solar system. This multi-disciplinary workshop is aimed at bringing together different research aspects, from the state-of-the-art laboratory methodologies in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks, mineral and meteorite sample analyses, to numerical modelling and laboratory experiments of shock-wave progression in geologic and planetary analogue materials.

Meeting format

A four-day meeting will take place at Curtin University @ St Georges Terrace, in the heart of Perth’s CBD in the close proximity to local hotels, restaurants and shops.

Considering the multi-disciplinary nature of the workshop, we encourage speakers to keep their contributions at a level appropriate for a broader scientific audience. There will be no parallel sessions in order to focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting.

The meeting will be followed by a three-day field trip to the Wolfe Creek crater, located near Halls Creek in Western Australia.

Special Issue

The outputs of this workshop are planned to be published in the Meteoritics & Planetary Science journal as a Special Issue. We aim for a collection of present knowledge in the field along with any new findings.

Topical sessions include:

Terrestrial shocked rocks
Numerical impact modelling
Laboratory impact experiments
Confirmed invited speakers include:

Tom Davison (Imperial College London, UK)
Thomas Kenkmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Gordon Osinski (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Sonia Tikoo-Schantz (Rutgers University, USA)
Gretchen Benedix (Curtin University)
Aaron Cavosie (Curtin University)

Early bird registration is now open and submissions close May 14, 2017.


Further information and registration HERE

The SSERVI Australia node aims to strengthen national planetary research and extend collaborations with the international community through SSERVI and NASA.

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI Team/Curtin U.

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