21st Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK19)
June 16-21, 2019 • Portland, Oregon

SHOCK 2019 Meeting

SHOCK 2019

SCCM Proceedings Instructions

Submission Deadline: July 20, 2019

Detailed instructions for manuscript preparation can be found at:

These instructions now include a sample manuscript, links to the updated 2019 templates and “Common Formatting Mistakes”.  Please review this information to reduce the need for revision.

Questions: gsccm.editors@aps.org


The 21st Biennial Meeting of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK19) will take place in Portland, Oregon from June 16-21, 2019. All technical sessions will be at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel, located at 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, USA. The Hilton will also serve as the meeting headquarters hotel

The distance from the Portland International Airport (PDX) to the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel is ten miles. Ground transportation vehicles are available outside of baggage claim. The MAX Red Line light rail service connects PDX to downtown Portland.


Conference Banquet Invited Speaker: Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman

Dr. Dr. Dr. HC (Yes, it’s a thing) Jamie Hyneman: I am best known as host and Executive Producer of Discovery Channel’s long running series Mythbusters, but I also had a very diverse range of jobs and skills prior to that, ranging from farming, wilderness survival, Russian linguist, sailboat captain, dive master, film effects technician, engineer, inventor, small business owner, to being a lifetime member of both the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, as well as the National Science Teachers Association. I’ve worked in a concrete testing lab and as a cook in restaurants. The film effects work and then the intense experimentation we did on testing unusual and dangerous situations on Mythbusters in particular was both figuratively -and literally at times- a trial by fire, and was a fantastic education. As a result I’m also a bonafide contingency planning expert.

SHOCK19 Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines
Abstract Submission Opens December 14, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline February 28, 2019
Student Travel Grants Awarded TBD
Satellite Meeting Requests May 17, 2019
Pre-Registration Deadline May 17, 2019
Housing May 24, 2019
Final Online Pre-Registration (at the higher rate) June 7, 2019
Registration Cancellation June 14, 2019

SHOCK19 has been generously sponsored by:

Traverse Solutions & Instrumentation, LLC
Specialised Imaging Inc.


Coherent Solutions Limited
Cordin Scientific Imaging
Hadland Imaging
NKT Photonics
Tektronix, Inc.
Teledyne Princeton Instruments
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
Vision Research