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14th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

PCI 2018

Jan 8
Jan 12
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

This international symposium series dates back 55 years and is devoted to research on all aspects of ice. The broad field of topics is linked by the focus on fundamentals.


• Ice and Life (near and far, far away)

• Surfaces, Interfaces and Nucleation

• Ice Phases, Amorphous Ice and Glass Transitions

• Crystal Growth

• Microstructure and Mechanics

• Cryospheric Processes (from glaciological friction, deformation and damage mechanics, snow dynamics and photochemistry to sea ice thermodynamics)


• Katrin Amann-Winkel (Stockholm University, Sweden) on amorphous ice and glass transitions

• Ian Baker (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.) on defects, micro-mechanics and fabric

• Hendrik Bluhm (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A.) on water and ice surfaces

• Livia Bove (EPFL, Switzerland) on high pressure phenomena

• Ido Braslavsky (Hebrew University, Israel) on ice binding proteins and cryobiology

• Yoshinori Furukawa (Hokkaido University, Japan) on crystal growth; fundamentals to experiments on the ISS

• Ian Hewitt (University of Oxford, UK) on glaciological friction

• Peter Kusalik (University of Calgary, Canada) on growths of ices from molecular simulations

• Jan Pettersson (Univ. Gothenburg, Sweden) on heterogeneous ice nucleation

• Steve Warren (Univ. of Washington) on optical properties of ice and snow

• Jerome Weiss (ISTERRE, France) on sea ice rheology

• Andrew Wells (University of Oxford, UK) on sea ice thermodynamics

Scientific disciplines addressed

• glaciology

• snow physics

• atmospheric science

• biology

• astrophysics

• condensed matter physics

• surface science

• geophysics

• space science

• material science

• food technology

• multi-phase chemistry

• geo-materials

• ice engineering


main organiser

Paul Scherrer Institute PSI

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