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  • On October 17, 2019, graduate student Travis Volz was presented with the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s George E. Duvall Scholarship.  This scholarship, only awarded periodically, recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate research in the area of Shock Compression Science. Dr. Travis Volz graduated with his Ph.D. in Physics in Spring, 2020 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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  • Dynamic Compression Summer School (DCSS, August 5 – 10, 2018)
    Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

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  • Inaugural Dynamic Compression Summer School (DCSS, August 6 – 10, 2017)
    Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

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  • Institute for Shock Physics’ Lecture Series:  Dr. Eric Brown, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “Shock Compression and Strain Rate Effect in Semi-Crystalline Polymers,” (December 8, 2016)
  • Creighton Distinguished Lecture:  Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, “International Partnerships for a Knowledge Economy,” (September 7, 2016).  To view the Lecture Announcement, please click here.
  • ISP Lecture Series:  Dr. Jon Belof, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, “Solidification of Water Under Dynamic Compression: Theory and Modelling,” (November 3, 2016)
  • ISP Lecture Series:  Dr. Ellen Cerreta, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “The Influence of Microstructure on the Dynamic Phase Transformation in Zr and Ti,” (July 29, 2016)
  • ISP Lecture Series:  Dr. Dana Dattelbaum, Los Alamos National Laboratory, “The Odd Behavior in Ozone UV Photodissociation,” (March 24, 2016)

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Meteorite Strikes May Create Unexpected Form of Silica.  Carnegie Science News, 2020.

Travis Volz receiving the George E. Duvall Scholarship, 2019. 

Recrystallization of Shock-Melted Si Observed in Real-TimeMRS Bulletin 2018; Credit: Physical Review Letters 121(13): 135701 (2018).

Watching How Rare, Meteoric Diamonds Form. Scientific American, 2017; Photo Credit:  Getty Images.

Changing Your Risk Profile with Vegetable Oil.  Hydro Review Issue 5, Volume 6, 2017.

Students at the Inaugural Dynamic Compression Summer School, held at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, in August, 2017.

First-of-its-Kind NNSA Capability to Support Study of Materials at Extreme Conditions for Stockpile Stewardship. ENERGY.GOV, 2016

U.S. Nuclear Deterrence Policy, Scientific Needs.  Donald Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, delivers the second Institute for Shock Physics’ Creighton Distinguished Lecture, 2015.

Supercomputing and its Scientific Applications.  Peter Ungaro, President and CEO of Cray, Inc. delivers the first Institute for Shock Physics’ Creighton Distinguished Lecture, 2014.

Partnership Boosts State Aerospace IndustryWSU Insider, 2013.

DCS and APS Sign MOU. Advanced Photon Source (APS) News, 2012.

Shock Physics: Power, Pressure, and People.  Washington State University Magazine, 2005.