DR. JERRY FORBES AND CHRISTOPHER MILBY PRESENT AT THE 17th BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY’S TOPICAL GROUP ON SHOCK COMPRESSION OF CONDENSED MATTER
Dr. Jerry Forbes speaking before
the presentation of the George E.
Duvall Shock Compression Award
Waldorf, Md.,May 15, 2012 – Dr. Jerry Forbes and Christopher Milby attended the 17th Annual Biennial International Conference of the American Physical Society’s Topical Group on Shock compression of Condensed Matter. The scientific focus of the conference was on fundamental and applied research topics related be dynamic compression of condensed matter. This multidisciplinary field of research encompasses areas of physics, chemistry, materials science, energetic materials, mechanics, geophysics, planetary physics, and applied mathematics. Experimental, computational and theoretical studies all play an important role..
ETC’s Christopher Milby and Dr. Jerry Forbes were co-authors for the following talks that were given during the conference:
Papers based on the material in these talks will be published in the conference proceedings at a later date.
In addition to the talks listed above, Dr. Forbes was requested to provide a brief talk prior to the presentation of the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Award which was presented to James Johnson, Sandia National Laboratory (retired). Dr. Forbes was asked by TG Vice-Chair Tracy Vogler to provide this talk. Dr. Forbes previously, in 1985, actually was elected the first Secretary/Treasurer of the TG and served in that role until 1991. He had written a plenary paper on the history of this TG for the 2001 meeting, and was a PhD student of Professor George E. Duvall which allowed him to speak personally regarding Professor Duvall whom the award was named for. Dr. Jerry Forbes speaking before the presentation of the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Award During Dr. Forbes’ talk, he provided insight to the attendees about how the APS shock compression science award was originally set up in 1987 and eventually renamed the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science award. Professor Duvall’s reputation as a leading scientist and excellent manager of Shock Physics endeavors was well established by the 1960’s. Professor Duvall believed one of his important roles was to mentor others. Dr. Forbes described select interactions with Professor Duvall by himself and others that demonstrated this mentoring role. Additional brief comments were made on Prof. Duvall’s outside activities to show that he was a well rounded person.
Please visit the “Publications” section of the ETC website to see papers which have been authored or co-authored by Dr. Jerry Forbes and other ETC staff.
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