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10th International Workshop On Subsecond Thermophysics

Karlsruhe, Germany, June 26 - 28, 2013

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11th Workshop 2016

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About the Workshop


This will be the tenth of a series of well-established workshops on experimental, theoretical, simulation, and applied aspects of the thermophysical behaviour of matter in the millisecond to picosecond time regimes. It will include, among others, rapid resistive or inductive heating (volume), pulsed laser heating (surface), and levitation techniques. Presentations regarding new experimental techniques in the area of subsecond thermophysics are always welcome. The emphasis will be on measurements of thermophysical properties at high temperatures. In this regime pulse-heating techniques are a unique approach to study the behaviour of matter under conditions near and far from thermodynamic equilibrium.

An informal workshop atmosphere has been chosen to promote exchange and cooperation among scientists and researchers from academia, research institutions, and industry, with common scientific and technical interests.

Conference language

For abstracts, papers, and oral presentations, the language to be used is English. No simultaneous translations will be provided.

Call for Papers


The workshop will consist of invited and contributed papers. Abstracts (200-300 words) are to be submitted by October 31, 2012. The content of the abstract will be the basis of acceptance for presentation at the workshop.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has expired!

Papers presented at the workshop will be reviewed and those accepted will appear in a special issue of the journal High Temperatures-High Pressures published by Old City Publishing, Inc. The workshop registration fee includes one journal issue of conference proceedings

Full-length manuscripts not exceeding 8 pages will have to be submitted electronically by June 28, 2013. Detailed instructions for contributors may be downloaded here.

Mailing list


Those interested in the workshop should email their interest to K. Boboridis.
Our mailing list may not be up-to-date. Please inform colleagues who might be interested in attending the workshop.



The workshop is being organized by the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), one of the seven institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre located in the outskirts of the city of Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe is easily accessible by train. The closest airports are those of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (45 km by taxi), Frankfurt (about one hour by train), and Stuttgart (about one hour and a half by train).


The workshop will take place in the Concert House (“Konzerthaus”) of the Karlsruhe Convention Center (“Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe”). The convention center is conveniently located in Karlsruhe’s downtown, in walking distance from the train station (1.3 km) and easily accessible by tram (


Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe
Festplatz 9
D-76137 Karlsruhe



Please download the technical program (Final: 05/07/2013).


Social program (for accompanying persons check here)


On Tuesday, June 25, there will be a reception at the "Hotel ibis Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof" (Poststrasse 1, 76137 Karlsruhe) starting at 18:00. Buffet dinner will follow at 19. The Workshop materials will also be handed out there.

On Thursday, June 27, at 7 pm the Workshop dinner will take place at the "Restaurant Kaiserhof" (Hebelstrasse 9 - directly at the "Marktplatz" square), a short walk from the Workshop venue .

During the whole week of the Workshop, there will be a science festival organized by the city of Karlsruhe with hundreds of events and activities at various locations throughout the city ( - unfortunately only in German). The Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) is sponsoring this event and is involved with several activities. On Thursday, June 27, following the afternoon sessions, everyone is welcome to join us for a 20-minute walk from the Workshop venue to the ITU exhibit. Visitors will get a chance to experience the special challenges of our daily work in an interactive hands-on program. There will be a glove box to try simple operations (pipetting, etc). There will be a demo tele-manipulator where visitors can practice their skills. We will have a scanning electron microscope with live demonstrations. The famous Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart will also be exhibited. The ITU exhibition will share the location with the KIT and FTU Joint event "Radiation Protection - Measurement of radioactivity".  We will then walk back to "Marktplatz" in time for the Workshop dinner.

All important locations are indicated on these maps .



Please download the book of abstracts.




Participants of the 10th IWSSTP© EU, 2013
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Participants of the 10th IWSSTP© EU, 2013
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Participants of the 10th IWSSTP© EU, 2013
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotel for the duration of the workshop (June 25-29, 2013). Please mention "Thermophysics" when making your reservation.


Hotel ibis Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Poststrasse 1
76137 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 35232-0
Fax.: +49 721 35232-400

single: EUR 99,00 incl. breakfast and applicable taxes.
double: EUR 119,00 incl. breakfast and applicable taxes.
Rooms at this hotel have been reserved until April 30, 2013.



The registration deadline is April 15, 2013

To register, please fill out the registration form and return by email. Payment instructions are included in the form.

Registration fees

  • Regular: 400 €
  • Student: 200 €
  • Accompanying person: 80 €

Students are required to email a certificate of studentship.

The regular and student fee cover the reception party on June 25, the workshop dinner, coffee breaks and lunch from June 26 to June 28, and one journal issue of conference proceedings.

The fee for accompanying persons covers the reception party on June 25 and the workshop dinner.

If time allows, a laboratory visit to the Institute for Transuranium Elements is foreseen for Friday afternoon. Please note that ITU is a nuclear research facility with restricted access. All visitors have to be registered ahead of time. If the visit is confirmed, an application form will be made available for download here in due time. If you wish to take part in the laboratory visit you will need to fill out this form and return it by email.

Accompanying persons


On Wednesday, June 26, there will be a 2-hour guided tour through downtown Karlsruhe for accompanying persons. Meeting point is the "Karl-Friedrich-Denkmal am Schlossplatz" at 10 am. This is the statue of Karl-Friedrich located about 300 m south of the Karlsruhe palace (the "Schloss") along the straight line connecting the "Marktplatz" square with the Karlsruhe palace - see attached maps and photo. The tour-guide will be Ms Alyssa Schmitt, a native English speaker. Please note that the tour will also take place in case of rain - please bring an umbrella if necessary.

Address for correspondence


Dr. Konstantinos Boboridis

European Commission-Joint Research Centre
Institute for Transuranium Elements
P.O. Box 2340
D-76125 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49-7247-951305
Fax.: +49-7247-951 99 305


Organizing Committee

International Organizing Committee

K. Boboridis, Institute for Transuranium Elements, European Commission-JRC, Karlsruhe, Germany
M. Boivineau, CEA DAM-Île de France, Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
I. Egry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
E. Kaschnitz, Austrian Foundry Research Institute (ÖGI), Leoben, Austria
G. Pottlacher, Institute of Experimental Physics, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
M. Sheindlin, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Local Organizing Committee

K. Boboridis (Chairperson)
P. Strube (Workshop Secretary)
R. Konings
D. Manara
D. Staicu
J.-Y. Colle
L. Vlahovic
R. Böhler
F. Di Lemma

11th Workshop 2016


The 11th International Workshop on Subsecond Thermophysics will be chaired by Prof. Natalia Sobczak, head of the Centre for High Temperature Studies at the Foundry Research Institute in Kraków, Poland. The dates and further details will be announced in due time.



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