History of IUCr High Pressure Workshops

At the 14th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) in Perth, Australia in 1987, a High-Pressure Group was established within the Commission on Crystallographic Apparatus, to represent and support high-pressure crystallography. The subsequent decade saw an extraordinary growth in the range and quality of high-pressure diffraction studies – particularly using powder methods – on both synchrotron and neutron sources. This was stimulated by the power of present-day sources, and by major developments in detectors and high-pressure technology. The High-Pressure Group maintained a high level of activity from its inception, with a series of international workshops, starting in Munich in 1989. This lead to establishment of the current Commission on High Pressure at the XVII IUCr Congress in Seattle, USA.
The IUCr HP Commission has been organizing annual workshops each year since 1997, except for the years of IUCr Congresses. The 2018 Honolulu workshop will be the 15th event in this series. A list of the previous workshops is included below:

  • 1997 HP Workshop, ESRF Grenoble, France
  • 1998 HP Workshop, APS Chicago, USA
  • 1999 XVIII IUCr Congress in Glasgow, UK
  • 2000 HP Workshop, SPring-8 Japan
  • 2001 HP Workshop, LURE Orsay, France
  • 2002 XIX IUCr Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2003 HP Workshop, ALS Berkeley, USA
  • 2004 HP Workshop, CLS Saskatoon, Canada
  • 2005 XX IUCr Congress, Florence, Italy
  • 2006 HP Workshop, DELSY Dubna, Russia
  • 2007 HP Workshop, Oxford, UK
  • 2008 XXI IUCr Congress, Osaka, Japan
  • 2009 HP Workshop, Harbin, China
  • 2010 HP Workshop, Gatlinburg, USA
  • 2011 XXII IUCr Congress, Madrid, Spain
  • 2012 HP Workshop, Mito, Japan
  • 2013 HP Workshop, DESY Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014 XXIII IUCr Congress, Montreal, Canada
  • 2015 HP Workshop, LNLS Campinas, Brasil
  • 2016 HP Workshop, PAL Pohang, Korea
  • 2017 XXIV IUCr Congress, Hyderabad, India
  • 2018 HP Workshop, Honolulu, USA

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