30th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics

University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

July 10, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Next RGD: Glasgow, Scotland, July 23-27, 2018


The Proceedings for RGD 30 are now online at


Many thanks to all participants for making the meeting a success.

Download the Final Program (July 5) for RGD 30

Presenter names are printed in bold face.

Download the Book of Abstracts

Campus Map with RGD Locations

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About the RGD Symposium
Rarefied Gas Dynamics (RGD) is a multidisciplinary field encompassing atomic and molecular physics, mathematics and computer simulation techniques.

Its foundations trace back to the fathers of statistical mechanics, Ludwig Boltzmann and James Clerk Maxwell who opened a new path and established a link between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds.

Today, RGD is a fully mature discipline which not only provides a continuous source of challenging mathematical problems but also the basis for many applications including high altitude flight, plasma physics, microfluidics, gas-surface interaction, and many more.

The first symposium took place in Nice in 1958. Since then, researchers in the field meet every other year, alternating between Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

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Before you can submit an abstract, or register for the symposium, you need to create an account (log-in).

Please submit your Abstract before March 31, 2016
Please use the template (download: MSWord, PDF), and submit the pdf of your 1 page abstract as your submission file (call for abstracts, submit).

The conference registration fee covers admission to all scientific sessions, symposium program and materials, symposium proceedings (including online access), refreshment breaks, welcome reception/dinner in the Royal BC Museum, conference dinner, and farewell party (register).

regular CAD $ 650 (after May31: 750), student: CAD $ 450 (after May31: 550)accompanying person: CAD $ 200.
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Important dates
Dec 01, 2015:    

Registration opens
NEW: Mar 31, 2016:
Abstract submission deadline (log-in, call for abstracts, submit)
NEW: Apr 15, 2016:     

Acceptance notification
May 31, 2016:
Registration deadline (log-in, register)
August 5, 2016:

Proceedings papers deadline (AIP templates, Transfer of Copyright) send to rgd30@uvic.ca
July 10-15, 2016:


Organization Committee
Henning Struchtrup, University of Victoria,Victoria BC, Canada
Andrew Ketsdever, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Bernie Shizgal
, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
e-mail: rgd30@uvic.ca

International Advisory Committee
T. Abe (Japan), K. Aoki (Japan), Y.A. Bondar (Russia), D. Bruno (Italy), R. Campargue (France), C. Day (Germany), J. Fan (China), J. M. Fernandez (Spain), A. Frezzotti (Italy), M.A. Gallis (USA), R. Gatignol (France), M.-A. Gaveau (France), M. Grabe (Germany), A. Ketsdever (USA), E. Knuth (USA), G.M. Kremer (Brazil), E.V. Kustova (Russia), D. Levin (USA), E.P. Muntz (USA), T. Niimi (Japan), A.K. Rebrov (Russia), B. Shizgal (Canada), H. Struchtrup (Canada), I. Wysong (USA)

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