The International Symposia on Shock Waves (ISSW) are the definitive meetings of the scientific community devoted to the study and use of shock-wave related phenomena and their applications. Started in 1957, the ISSW takes place every two years, usually at venues close to centers of activity in the field. The format of the meetings has grown over the first thirty years of their existence, but the number of presentations has deliberately been held approximately constant since then. Because of steadily increasing activity in the field, this requires a quite stringent selection of the material to be presented, thus leading to the high standard and reputation that the proceedings enjoy.
The broad range of topics covered by the presentations may be divided into applications, such as combustion, high-speed flight, detonations, physical chemistry, materials, medicine, and geology; the use and development of devices and facilities that produce shock waves, such as shock tubes and shock tunnels, with the associated technology, advances including diagnostic techniques and fundamental studies, such as refraction and reflection of shocks, their interaction with vortices, chemical kinetics, etc.
Victoria Suponitsky, staff scientist at General Fusion, will be presenting a paper stemming from General Fusion work in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London: Propagation of pressure waves in liquid metal in the compression system prototype for magnetized target fusion in General Fusion.
General Fusion’s collaborators Justin Huneault and Prof. Andrew Higgins from the Shock Physics Research Group at McGill University will also be presenting a General Fusion-related paper: Imploding shock-driven cavitation in cylindrical cavities.