The 27th AIRAPT International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology

Rio de Janeiro

August 4 - 9, 2019

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The 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27) will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 04th to 09th August, 2019, in the Convention Center of the Windsor Barra Hotel, a 5 stars hotel located in the region of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This conference, sponsored by AIRAPT (International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology - ), is the largest and most important international scientific event in the field of high pressure science and technology. It is held every two years since 1965, having been organized in different locations in Europe, Asia and the United States. The 27th conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2019 will be the first one to be organized in a country in the southern hemisphere.

The conference brings together a multidisciplinary international community whose focus is on fundamental and applied research at extreme pressure conditions, as well as on the associated technology and instrumentation. The celebration of the 27th AIRAPT Conference in Rio certainly will be a strong driving force for the growing of the high pressure community not only in Brazil, but in all Latin America, in agreement with the aims of the International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology.

As an important complement, to enhance the impact of the AIRAPT Conference in Brazil and taking advantage of the planned commissioning of the extreme conditions beamline at SIRIUS in 2019 ( ), a satellite event on Synchrotron techniques under high pressure will be organized in Campinas, the week before the AIRAPT27, to celebrate this milestone in high pressure research in Latin America.

Rio de Janeiro is, more than ever, a city well suited to host International Conferences. The Brazilian scientific community has exploited this fact to bring some important conferences to Brazil. Besides being a wonderful city, Rio de Janeiro benefits from easy flight connections, lodging, meal and entertainment facilities akin to the main touristic centers in the world. Besides, the city infrastructure has been strongly improved for  important international events - the 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The city is a convenient setting for a few days of vacation with your family, and a gateway for a visit to Brazil. On Wednesday afternoon, excursions will be provided to let you discover this beautiful city. This should be booked by each participant at our official travel agency.

On this website you find information regarding registration, abstract submission, hotel reservations, visa, the city of Rio and Brazil, social events and many other subjects of interest to those who plan to attend the AIRAPT27 Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Rio in 2019.

The organizers,

Elisa Baggio Saitovitch - Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
João A. H. Jornada – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Altair Sória Pereira – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul



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