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Enquiries

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Location

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Venue

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Registration

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Catering

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Accommodation

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Presenter’s information

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Programme

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Social programme

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IOP Conferences App

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Travel

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Health and safety

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General information

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Aldermaston Dr Nadia Karim-Abdul – University College London Scientific committee: Professor A Rusinek . Madrid Professor H Miguelez .Lorraine University.Lorraine University.Imperial College London Dr D Eakins .Valenciennes University.PUT. Poznan Professor A Glema .Institute of Shock Physics.Cavendish Laboratory.Brunel University Dr W Proud . Metz Dr G List .roe@iop. Cachan Professor P Verleysen . Nagoya 2 Dielectrics 2015 . Poznan Professor R B Pecherski .AWE.org Organising committee: Dr William Proud .IPPT. Poznan Dr W Kakol .IPPT.Lorraine University.Icube Strasbourg University. Poznan Dr W Sumelka . Metz Professor E Markiewicz . Valenciennes Professor H Zhao . Warsaw Dr Z Nowak .Imperial College London Professor S Mercier .PUT. UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4908 E-mail: jon.Louisiana State University.National Engineering School of Metz ENIM Professor Z Azari .University of Brunel Professor Rade Vignjevic . Baton Rouge Dr M Nishida .PUT. Ghent Professor N Bahlouli .UC3M.Nagoya Institute of Technology. University of Cambridge Mr Glenn Whiteman . Warsaw Dr B Wang .UC3M. Metz Professor G Sutter .Lorraine University.National Engineering School of Metz ENIM Professor R Zaera .UC3M. Poznan Dr T Jankowiak .org Registration enquiries Conferences (Institute of Physics) Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4800 E-mail: conferences@iop.Ghent University.PUT.Enquiries General organisation Jon Roe Institute of Physics 76 Portland Place London W1B 1NT. Metz Dr C Czarnota . Imperial College London Dr Katherine Brown . Madrid Dr A Arias .National Engineering School of Metz ENIM Professor P Lipinski .PUT. Madrid Professor T Lodygowski . Strasbourg Professor G Voyiadjis .LMT.

Haifa Dr T Fras .Technion.Arts et Metiers Paristech. Venue Institute of Physics 76 Portland Place London W1B 1NT Direct tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4908 For more information on the venue. loss or damage to participants or their property during the conference. Please enter the building via 80 Portland Place (black door). Melbourne Dr W Zhong . Saint Louis Dr R Othman .ISL. Location The conference will take place in the Franklin Lecture Theatre and Ayrton Jackson room at the Institute of Physics.China Academy of Engineering Physics. The registration desk will be open at the following times: Date Wednesday 26 August 2015 Thursday 27 August 2015 Friday 28 August 2015 Dielectrics 2015 Times 08:30 – 17:00 08:30 – 17:00 08:30 – 17:00 3 . on the ground floor of the building.ISL. UK. Saint Louis Dr B Reck .iop. Both rooms are located on the ground floor as you enter the building.org/ Registration The registration desk will be situated by the entrance of the Jackson/Ayrton room. please visit the website http://www. Saudi Arabia Professor Guoxing Lu .Swinburne University.Professor D Rittel . Aix en Provence The PETER 15 Conference is organised by: IOP Shock Wave and Extreme Conditions Group Disclaimer The Institute of Physics and their approved representatives cannot take responsibility for any accident. 76 Portland Place. Mianyang Dr R Kubler . London W1B 1NT.King Abdulaziz University.

Nut allergies – unfortunately the venue cannot provide assurances that food has not been cross-contaminated with traces of nuts during ingredient processing at manufacture’s sites.roe@iop. 4 Dielectrics 2015 .co. Please e-mail jon.com or www. Accommodation 76 Portland Place is located near Regent’s Park in central London. Hotel rooms can be sourced and booked through search engines specialising in accommodation.hotelrooms.com.laterooms. For this reason. Its central location ensures a wide range of hotels are available to suit all tastes and budgets.uk. Please print a personal copy if you would like to refer to a hardcopy at the conference. It will not be possible to provide an alternative menu unless prior notification has been received. each participant will receive a delegate pack containing a badge. Catering Lunches and refreshments are included in the registration fee and served in the Ayrton Jackson room at set times during the conference programme.expedia. in advance of the conference. Wednesday 26 August 2015 Welcome refreshments Lunch Afternoon break Pre book for walking Tour / Founders Arms Thursday 27 August 2015 Arrival refreshments Mid-morning break Lunch Afternoon refreshments Conference dinner Friday 28 August 2015 Arrival refreshments Mid-morning break Lunch and close Time 09:30 – 10:30 12:20 – 13:20 15:00 – 15:30 18:30 – 22:00 Location Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room George Inn on Borough High Street 09:00 – 09:30 11:10 – 11:30 12:30 – 13:30 14:50 – 15:20 19:00 – 22:00 Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Belgo Restaurant. The conference abstract book will be made available to delegates as a PDF file. delegate list. Replacement badges can be issued at the registration desk. Portland Place is a street in the Marylebone district of central London. Participants should make their own arrangements for accommodation and should book early to get the best possible rates. and during food preparation and on-site. Those with special dietary requirements are asked to make themselves known to the catering team. we are unable to provide guarantees that any of the food served is free from nuts or trace elements. The abstract book will only be available in a digital format. www. programme. Please wear your badge at all times because this will help with security and enable you to identify your fellow delegates. notepad and pen. Covent Garden 09:00 – 09:30 11:10 – 11:30 13:10 Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Ayrton Jackson Room Dietary requirements Participants with special dietary requirements are asked to notify the conference office by e-mail prior to their arrival if they have not already done so when registering. examples are www.On arrival. folder.org if you have any queries.

To optimise compatibility. Dielectrics 2015 5 .35 Langham Street London W1N 5RE Tel: +44 (0)20 7436 6622 The Grange Langham Court Hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from London's Oxford Circus Underground station which is two stops on the Central Line to Holborn. per night. 15796). These prices are per room. We have favourable rates of £127 plus VAT for a superior room (b&b) and £150 plus VAT (b&b) for an executive room.pdf format and preload them onto the laptop located in the lecture theatre. Speakers are requested to bring their presentations on a USB memory stick in either Office 2007 or . We have favourable rates of £121 plus VAT for a superior room (b&b) and £145 plus VAT (b&b) for an executive room. To book. Grange Langham Court Hotel 31 . please call the hotel and quote Institute of Physics (ID. handheld microphone and lapel microphone Speakers wishing to use additional audio-visual equipment or intending to present from a Macintosh computer are asked to contact Jon Roe (jon. To book. Grange Fitzrovia Hotel 20-28 Bolsover Street London W1P 5NB Tel: +44 (0)20 7467 7000 The Grange Fitzrovia hotel is situated a 10 minute walk from London's Oxford Circus Underground station which is just two stops on the Central Line to Holborn. 15796).org) before the conference. please call the hotel and quote Institute of Physics (ID.As a guide. Presenter’s information The lecture theatre (Franklin Theatre) is equipped with the following audio-visual equipment: • Laptop with PowerPoint facilities (Office XP and Windows XP) • Data projector and projector screen • Lectern microphone. and speakers should use a minimum 15-point font size in PowerPoint slides to ensure legibility. PowerPoint presentations should have been saved using PowerPoint’s “Package for CD” facility. Please do not consider the following list as recommendations or endorsements by the Institute of Physics. we have provided a list of hotels within close proximity of the venue. Direct connection of personal laptops (with set up in the break prior to the corresponding session) is an acceptable but not preferred alternative. These prices are per room. The lecture theatre is reasonably large. particularly for the inclusion of multimedia components.roe@iop. Speakers should save their presentation into the appropriate pre-named session folders pre-set on the desktop and files should be saved by speakers surname and initial. per night.

please e-mail jon. please call Jon Roe on +44 07850 311 912 At the Founders Arms all delegates will be offered a Fish & Chips supper (or vegetarian alternative if pre-booked) and two complimentary drinks.Presenters are asked to prepare their talks to match the allocated times which will be rigidly enforced. • • Invited talks (40 minutes) Contributed talks (20 minutes) Programme Please refer to the website at http://peter2015. The walking tour will take approximately one and half hours and will be followed by supper at the Founders Arms (52 Hopton St. please visit the registration desk on arrival if you have any questions regarding the walking tour. when you reach Park Crescent bear right and walk around the crescent. Bankside. If you have any problems locating the meeting point on the evening. www.roe@iop.Wednesday 26 August – Walking Tour Walking tour in central London (The Hidden Pubs of Old London Town) followed by Fish & Chips supper at the Founders Arms (pre-booked delegates only) Those delegates that have pre-booked a place on the walking tour should meet the tour guide and group at the entrance to the courtyard of the George Inn on Borough High Street at 18:30 where the tour will start.org Directions to Walking Tour George Inn Meeting Point: 1. 6 Dielectrics 2015 .uk) at approximately 20:00. Please note that you should wear suitable clothing for walking in the city.iopconfs. London SE1 9JH. When you exit the Institute turn right and walk up Portland Place. If you have any questions regarding special dietary requirements for this event.co. Take the stairs down into the tube station entrance.foundersarms.org/programme for the latest programme and information. Social programme Cancelled due to tibe strikes . When you reach Marylebone Road turn left and Regent’s Park Station is approximately 300ft (1 minute walk) and signposted on the left. Directions to the meeting point can be found below. comfortable flat shoes and a warm waterproof jacket with a hood is recommended. From the IOP (76 Portland Place) walk to Regent’s Park Tube station.

2. and located just next door is the entrance to the George Inn. When you go through the exit barriers/gates. 3. Take the Bakerloo Line (brown line) southbound towards Elephant & Castle.10 on oyster card – see http://www. Embankment. Charing Cross.gov.tfl. Oxford Circus. Dielectrics 2015 7 . Please note that if you haven’t got a travel card you will need to purchase a zone 1 single tube ticket at Regent’s Park tube station (£4. Take the Jubilee line (grey line) east bound towards London Bridge (approximately 3mins) and exit the tube station as signposted (please note that you will need your tube ticket to exit the station via automatic barriers).uk for further information). Follow the road north towards London Bridge and take the first left onto Borough High Street. turn left and exit the tube station into Joiner Street. Piccadilly Circus. London Waterloo). and get off at London Waterloo which should be listed as the fifth stop from Regent’s Park (Regent’s Park. 4.50 cash or £2. walk roughly 3 minutes until you come to Lloyds Bank on the left hand side. Once on the road.

It is walking distance from both Charing Cross. Delegates are asked to meet at the restaurant at 19:00.uk) in Covent Garden from 19:00 on Thursday 27 August. For those travelling independently the full address is copied in below. Leicester Square and Piccadilly tube stations but the most convenient station is Covent Garden and directions from the station are copied in below.belgo-restaurants.org if you are interested.please contact jon. There is a fine selection of Belgium craft beers to select from and a lively atmosphere with dining similar to a Bavarian beer keller. You will need to enter the restaurant from Earlham Street. Covent Garden is central and easy to get to.Thursday 27 August – Conference Dinner The conference dinner will be held at the Belgium restaurant Belgo (http://www.roe@iop. Covent Garden (50 Earlham Street) London WC2H 9LJ 8 Dielectrics 2015 . The conference dinner and drinks are included in the registration fee and additional dinner tickets for accompanying persons are available at a cost of £40 . If you would like to travel from the IOP please meet at reception at 18:15.co.

The app will updated in the lead up to and during the conference. three major train stations and is on many London bus routes. so please check the app regularly for the latest information. A location map for 76 Portland Place can be found online at http://www. London's five airports (Gatwick. Travel 76 Portland Place is a short stroll from two tube stations.nationalrail. Dielectrics 2015 9 .co.gov. Luton and City) all have easy connections into central London by train. along with the full conference programme. Participants are recommended to book flights early to take advantage of discounted fares.iop. speaker biographies and venue plans.uk or www. coach or taxi. A personalised agenda and abstract search function is included in the app.uk.co. To download the app just type IOP Conferences into the Apple App Store or Google Play. exhibitor profiles.IOP Conferences App An IOP Conferences App is now available to download via the Apple App Store or Google Play The app will contain all the information you need to make the most of your time at the conference. Heathrow. Stansted.nationalexpress.uk and by coach visit www.tfl.org/contact By air Nearest airport: London Heathrow International airport London is one of Europe's central routing points for international air travel and has five major airports that are served by nearly every major international airline. To plan your onward journey by tube or rail visit www. tube.

•Regents Park (0.aspx Local taxis City Riders – Tel: 020 7713 6500 Alternatively. If you are from any other country.Bakerloo and Victoria lines.ukba. and Metropolitan lines. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950). London The closest car park is in Devonshire Row Mews (W1W 5AU).nationalexpress.Bakerloo line.homeoffice. If an accident requires a First aider please contact the venue’s reception in person or by phone on: +44 (0) 20 7470 4800 In the event of an emergency: Ambulance. •Oxford Circus (0. Victoria. If you are unable to use public transport.By car Participants are advised to travel to the conference using public transport as driving in central London can be difficult and expensive.gov. please visit Transport for London. The closest stations are Great Portland Street. Circle.co. which is approximately 2 minutes’ walk away from the venue. Please book rail tickets early to take advantage of discounts. and Metropolitan lines. •Warren Street (0. Visas Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain.uk including information on times and fares.co. Northern. Fire Brigade or Police please telephone: 999 10 Dielectrics 2015 .4 miles) .uk. By train 76 Portland Place is located within walking distance of several underground tube stations connecting major lines including Bakerloo.uk/visas-immigration. •Great Portland Street (0. To plan your journey.rac. please visit http://www. For further information about travelling around London on public transport.com or http://www. Circle and District providing good transport links to the rest of London. •Euston (1 mile) .nationalrail. you can plan your travel route online for free at www. Health & Safety First aid A First aider is available on site. Piccaddily.3 miles) . The venue is also conveniently located close to Kings Cross (St Pancras) for the Eurostar and London Euston both with excellent links to the rest of the country.6 miles) . Regents Park and Oxford Circus. Hammersmith and City.4 miles) .Victoria and Northern lines.Circle. find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://www. Please be aware that the venue is within the Congestion Charge zone. Hammersmith and City.com/home. black London Taxi cabs can be hailed throughout London and there are taxi ranks outside most mainline rail stations. •Kings Cross St Pancras (1.Northern and Victoria lines.4 miles) . For those with satellite navigation the postal code is W1B 1LY. so you may be required to pay a fee to drive on the roads around the venue. Parking at 76 Portland Place. You can also find information regarding planning your journey using the rail network at www. By Coach National Express coaches run services into many central London locations where easy access to the London Underground is available.Victoria.theaa.

Great Portland Street has a wide selection of restaurants and pubs situated within walking distance of the Institute. delegates will have free time in the evening to explore London. heading towards Oxford Circus) all of which are a short walk from 76 Portland Place.Fire and evacuation procedures The fire and evacuation procedure will be explained during the Chairman’s welcome address at the start of the conference. Tourist information During the conference. Staff on the reception desk will direct guests to the cloakroom. Complaints We hope that your time at the conference is enjoyable. Please do not stop to collect belongings or re-enter the building unless told to do so by the conference venue personnel. black London Taxi cabs can be hailed throughout London and there are taxi ranks outside most mainline rail stations. Please note. The conference team will make every effort to rectify the issue as soon as possible. General Information Cloakroom A cloakroom is located on the ground floor. If the fire alarm is activated delegates must proceed as instructed by venue staff. please use the bin provided. Internet access Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available for all conference delegates. temporary enclosed structure or substantially enclosed space outside buildings. If you decide to go outside the front of the building to smoke. The conference venue is situated centrally in the city meaning that there is an incredible amount of things to do and see within the local area. Here you will be able to visit London's famous Selfridges and other recognised retail brands. Smoking policy In accordance with government legislation smoking is not permitted in any building. Dielectrics 2015 11 . The Institute is approximately 10 minutes from Oxford Street and nearby Bond Street. Local facilities The nearest cash point is in a Sainsburys store on Great Portland Street. there are many more cash points further along Great Portland Street (at the south end. Login details are copied in below: Network: IOP-Events-Wi-Fi Password: event##!! Local taxi numbers City Riders – Tel: 020 7713 6500 Alternatively. Behaviour and conduct The Institute of Physics reserves the right to charge in full for loss or damage to buildings and property. The meeting point is Portland Street. please report them to the conference registration desk as soon as possible. However. should you encounter any problems whilst at the conference. delegates are to not consume any food or drinks at the conference venue which were not supplied by the conference venue.

In order to take advantage of this affiliate membership.lonelyplanet.britishmuseum. Oyster cards can be used instead of a paper ticket and will work on the London Underground. businesses (in particular the media industry). For those without Oyster cards. government buildings. London over ground railway and most National Rail services in London.courtauld. The Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery. British Film Institute.com/travellerinformation/getting-around-london/oyster?ref=mosaic. pubs. if you fancy a leisurely walk in one of London’s most iconic green spaces.ltmuseum.visitlondon. please visit: http://www. please visit: http://www. Within the park you can relax by the lake.uk/ Covent Garden is an area which was once a site of a large fruit and vegetable market. The main square is pedestrianised and often occupied by street performers.Alternatively.co. cafes and restaurants. It was the site of the Festival of Britain in the 1950s and is since home to many cultural institutions such as National Theatre. restaurants/cafes and entertainment venues. For more information. Full details will be sent to you after the conference. Please find below a list of some of the tourist attractions close to the conference venue: • • • • • • The British Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors.uk/gallery/ The London Transport Museum based in Covent Garden.uk/ West End theatres – To obtain last-minute discounted tickets for the latest shows such as Billy Elliot and The Commitments. For more information.ac. For more information.com/england/london) has some useful information on things to do and see in the local area. trams. street markets. shops. bars and restaurants with views overlooking the River Thames.tkts. Docklands Light Railway. Membership of the 12 Dielectrics 2015 . For more information. you can purchase a visitor Oyster card from http://www. please visit: www. As an affiliate member you will be entitled to attend IOP conferences at the members’ rate for the period of your membership and to use MyIOP – the member-only network. enjoy one of the many cafés or visit London Zoo. please visit: http://www.timeout. Regents Park is only a 5 minute walk from the Institute. It also offers a wide range cafes. For more information. payment for the conference registration fee must be received in accordance with our payment terms. For tourist information covering Greater London. There are ticket machines in all London Underground stations where you can topup your Oyster card with more money if necessary. which is known for its thriving theatre and arts scene however this district also offers many of London’s major tourist attractions.com/london/shopping/covent-garden-market South Bank is an area situated south of the river accessible by either the Hungerford Bridge or Waterloo Bridge. please visit: http://www. seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. Close by is London’s west end. South Bank Centre.co. please visit: www.timeout.org The Courtauld Gallery exhibits a collection of art which stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is displayed in the elegant setting of Somerset House.com/london/popular-venues/south-bank The Lonely Planet London Overview (http://www. please visit the ‘TKTS’ building in Leicester Square.visitlondon.com IOP membership Non-member registrants attending this conference will automatically become affiliate members of the Institute of Physics for 12 months and will receive copies of Physics World. For more information. buses. please visit: www. however now is popular with tourists for its independent shops.

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