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Gordon Research Seminar — Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science

22nd June 2019   -   23rd June 2019
Les Diablerets Conference Center, Les Diablerets, Switzerland


The Gordon Research Seminar on Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. Although research into alternative sources of energy is essential and on the rise, combustion remains the prime source of power generation to the power grid and transportation. To reach the global demand of lower greenhouse emissions and higher energy conversion efficiencies, continuous development of combustion and energy-related processes is necessary. These efforts are greatly advanced by fundamental research. As alternative powertrains and renewables become increasingly important, this year’s Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) expands the scope to the broader field of energy unlike previous years. Nonintrusive, spatially and temporally resolved techniques in laser diagnostics are capable of investigating both combustion and related fields in fine detail to uncover fundamental insights into the underlying phenomena. In this context, laser optical techniques designed to measure temperature, pressure, major species concentrations and velocity are of great interest, as well as their applications in harsh and challenging environments. The scope of the GRS on Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science is to capture the current trends and developments within the community and discuss the capabilities as well as limitations of recent progresses. The GRS provides a unique space for young researchers and scientists, such as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, to share unpublished findings in a social and friendly setting. Participants present their latest research endeavors in formal talks and poster sessions. The creative atmosphere promotes an active exchange of ideas, fruitful discussions and encourages networking among an international community of young scientists in laser diagnostics.