February 8-10, 2006



Wednesday February 8th, 2006
13:00 Registration
14:00 Welcome

Session 1: Earth Science
Chairman: Wilson Crichton

14:15-15:00 Synchrotron radiation as a probe of earth's deep interior Jay Bass
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
15:00-15:30 Post perovskite Motohiko Murakami
Tokyo Insitute of Technology, Japan
15:30-16:00 MgSiO3 post-perovskite phase P-V-T equation of state Nicolas Guignot
ESRF, France
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Nuclear resonant spectroscopy in the laser-heated DAC diamond anvil cell Wolfgang Sturhahn
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
17:00-17:30 Solubility of minerals in HP-HT aqueous fluids: an in situ synchrotron X-ray fluorescence study Isabelle Daniel
Univ. Claude Bernard, France
17:30-18:00 Ferropericlase at high pressures: probing structural and electronic properties at synchrotron and in-house facilities Innokenty Kantor
Universität Bayreuth, Germany
18:00-19:00 Poster session with aperitif
19:15 Bus departure to downtown Grenoble
Thursday February 9th, 2006

Session 2: Materials Science and Chemistry
Chairwoman: Giuliana Aquilanti

09:00-09:45 Chemistry at extreme conditions: from geosciences to synthesis of new materials Leonid Dubrovinsky
Universität Bayreuth, Germany
09:45-10:15 Hydrogen and hydrogen - containing materials studied by a combination of synchrotron and neutron techniques Igor Goncharenko
CEA-CNRS, France
10:15-10:45 New insights on the possible crystalline structure of the metallic ζ phase of solid oxygen Serge Desgreniers
University of Ottawa, Canada
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Novel extended phases of molecular triatomics Choong-Shik Yoo
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., USA
11:45-12:15 Carbonia: the amorphous silicalike carbon dioxide Federico Gorelli
University of Florence, Italy
12:15-12:45 Stability and phase transitions under high pressure in silicon clathrates Pierre Toulemonde
Univ. Claude Bernard, France
12:45-14:00 Lunch at the CNRS restaurant
14:00-14:30 Polymorphism and metastable phenomena in liquid Sn under pressure Angela Trapananti
ESRF, Grenoble
14:30-15:00 High-pressure synchrotron X-ray scattering of oxides with a nano-scaled local structure Jens Kreisel
ENS de Physique de Grenoble, France
15:00-15:30 Coffee break

Session 3: Hard Condensed Matter
Chairwoman: Monica Amboage

15:30-16:00 Pressure-induced collapse of strong ferromagnetism in YCo5 - a pressure induced electronic topological transition Helge Rosner
MPI, Germany
16:00-16:30 Modulated structures in group VIa elements at high-P and high-T Clivia Hejny
The University of Edinburgh, UK
16:30-17:00 Pressure-driven structural distortion and band gap closure in transition-metal perovskites Ingo Loa
MPI, Germany
17:00-17:30 Lattice dynamics at ultra-high pressures: Quantification of phonon energies using high-resolution inelastic x-ray scattering Daniel Farber
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., USA
17:30-18:00 Bonding changes in compressed superhard graphite Wendy Mao (not confirmed)
The University of Chicago, USA
18:00-19:00 Poster session
 19:15 Bus departure to the restaurant
20:00 Workshop dinner
Friday February 10th, 2006

Session 3: Hard Condensed Matter (continued)
Chairman: Gyorgy Vankó

09:00-09:45 Superconductivity in molecular solids at high pressure John Tse
Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada
09:45-10:15 Resonant X-ray magnetic scattering under hydrostatic pressure: pressurised magnetic order in Co doped CeFe2 Pascale Petronella Deen
ESRF, France
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Magnetic properties of the Eu-monochalcogenides at extreme pressures Kirsten Rupprecht
Universität Paderborn, Germany
11:15-11:45 Lattice dynamics of cerium metal around the γ↔α transition by inelastic X-ray scattering Alexandre Beraud
ESRF, France
11:45-12:15 Combined XAS and XMCD studies under pressure of iron and iron based compounds Olivier Mathon
ESRF, France


12:30 Lunch at the CNRS restaurant