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Shock metamorphism in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks

June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017



June 26 – 29, 2017

Location: Curtin University @ St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia

Followed by a 3-day field trip to the Wolfe Creek crater, Halls Creek, Western Australia


Purpose and Scope

We invite researchers of all backgrounds who share a common interest in studying shock effects in geologic media and impact-related processes in the solar system. This multi-disciplinary workshop is aimed at bringing together different research aspects, from the state-of-the-art laboratory methodologies in terrestrial and extra-terrestrial rocks, mineral and meteorite sample analyses, to numerical modelling and laboratory experiments of shock-wave progression in geologic and planetary analogue materials.

Meeting format

A four-day meeting will take place at Curtin University @ St Georges Terrace, in the heart of Perth’s CBD in the close proximity to local hotels, restaurants and shops.

Considering the multi-disciplinary nature of the workshop, we encourage speakers to keep their contributions at a level appropriate for a broader scientific audience. There will be no parallel sessions in order to focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting.

The meeting will be followed by a three-day field trip to the Wolfe Creek crater, located near Halls Creek in Western Australia.

Special Issue

The outputs of this workshop are planned to be published in the Meteoritics & Planetary Science journal as a Special Issue. We aim for a collection of present knowledge in the field along with any new findings.

Topical sessions include:

  • Terrestrial shocked rocks
  • Meteorites
  • Numerical impact modelling
  • Laboratory impact experiments

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Tom Davison (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Kerri Donaldson Hanna (Oxford University, UK)
  • Ludovic Ferrière (Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria)
  • Thomas Kenkmann (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Gordon Osinski (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Helen Brand (Australian Synchrotron)
  • Gretchen Benedix (Curtin University)
  • Aaron Cavosie (Curtin University)

Call for abstracts – EXTENSION 14 MAY

The abstract submission is open until 1 May  30th May 2017. Please use this ShockWorkshop2017-abstract-template when preparing your abstract and submit it by sending it to shockworkshop@curtin.edu.au.



The number of participants will be limited. Register early to avoid disappointment. Early registration in now open. Follow the link for the payment: https://payments.curtin.edu.au/SAE_METAMORPHISM_170626

Registration cost (in AUD):

Early bird (student) registration by 30 May 2017 300
Early bird (academic) registration by 30 May 2017 350
Registration between 31 May and 19 June 2017 (student) 400
Registration between 31 May and 19 June 2017 (academic) 450

Registration cost includes: daily refreshments, snacks and light lunch served at the venue, and one group workshop dinner.

Travel support

Limited travel support is available for students and young researchers. To apply, please send:

  1. your abstract for the workshop
  2. one-page proposal justifying the need for travel support. The proposal should include: clear budget breakdown (including any other source of funding) and expected benefit from attending this meeting.
  3. your most recent CV

All documents must be sent to shockworkshop@curtin.edu.au by 15 April 2017.



Please send your expression of interest to shockworkshop@curtin.edu.au by 15 April. There will be no other call for the field trip participation. Only ones that express interest will be updated about the organization of the trip! It is likely we would fly out to Kununurra (~A$750 with Virgin Airlines) in order to make the trip in 3 planned days. Final organization of the trip will depend on interest.

Please note that the registration to the workshop will be separate to the field trip. The field trip will be paid additionally. This information will follow soon after 15th April.



Some discounted room rates are available at these hotels located within a walking distance from the venue:


Quest East Perth (brand new) apartment hotel |176 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004 | Telephone: +61 8 6210 6000

To apply the 10% discount to the best available rates, click onto Client Profile (above red search button left hand side of the website) on www.questeastperth.com.au. For username, enter: Shock, for the password, enter: Rock17. Special rates are valied from 20 June to 7 July 2017, and are subject to availability at the time of booking.



Adina Apartment Hotel Perth | 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000 | Telephone: +61 8 9217 8000

One Bedroom @ $199 per room per night: Follow this LINK for discounted rate booking.

The cut-off date for this special rate is 24th May, or before depending on availability. The special rates are valid for the workshop days only.



Travelodge Perth | 417 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000 | Telephone: +61 8 9238 1888

Guest Room @ $155 per room per night and Breakfast @ $15 per person : Follow this LINK for discounted rate booking.

The cut-off date for this special rate is 24th May, or before depending on availability. The special rates are valid for the workshop days only.



Any questions, contact: shockworkshop@curtin.edu.au


June 26, 2017
July 2, 2017


Katarina Miljkovic


Curtin University @ St Georges Terrace
139 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA Australia
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