International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics

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.

 

Proceedings of Past Symposia

RGD22, RGD23, RGD24, RGD25, RGD26, RGD27, RGD28, RGD29

 

RGD Symposia and Keynote Speakers

 

 City

 Country

 Harold Grad Lecture 

 Lloyd Thomas Lecture 

 Graeme Bird Lecture

 RGD 30 (2016)

 Victoria

 Canada

 R. Caflish (USA)

 T. Minton (USA)

 S. Succi (Italy)

 RGD 29 (2014) 

 Xi’an

 China

 M. Pulvirenti (Italy)

 A. Rebrov (Russia)

 M. Gallis (USA)

 RGD 28 (2012) 

 Zaragoza

 Spain

 J. Dufty (USA)

 U. Buck (Germany)

 B.J. Alder (USA) 

 RGD 27 (2010) 

 Pacific Grove

 USA

 F. Golse (France)

 P.F. Barker (UK)

 

 RGD 26 (2008)

 Kyoto

 Japan

 K. Aoki (Japan)

 S. Montero (Spain)

 

 RGD 25 (2006)

 St.‐Petersburg 

 Russia

 A.V. Bobylev (Sweden) 

 V.E. Fortov (Russia)

 

 RGD 24 (2004)

 Monopoli

 Italy

 C. Villani (France)

 V. Aquilanti (Italy)

 

 RGD 23 (2002)

 Whistler

 Canada

 M.N. Kogan (Russia)

 L.J.F. Hermans (Netherlands) 

 

 RGD 22 (2000)

 Sydney

 Australia

 B.J. Alder (USA)

 C. Scott (USA)

 

 RGD 21 (1998)

 Marseille

 France

 P.‐L. Lions (France)

 E.P. Muntz (USA)

 

 RGD 20 (1996)

 Beijing

 China

 Y. Sone (Japan)

 F.C. Hurlbut (USA)

 

 RGD 19 (1994)

 Oxford

 UK

 G.A. Bird (Australia)

 J.P. Toennies (Germany)

 

 RGD 18 (1992)

 Vancouver

 Canada

 E.P. Muntz (USA)

 

 

 RGD 17 (1990)

 Aachen

 Germany 

 C. Cercignani (Italy)

 

 

RGD 16 (1988): Pasadena (USA) , RGD 15 (1986): Grado (Italy), RGD 14 (1984): Tsukuba Science City (Japan), RGD 13 (1982): Novosibirsk (Russia), RGD 12 (1980): Charlottesville (USA), RGD 11 (1978): Cannes (France), RGD 10 (1976): Aspen (USA), RGD 9 (1974): Gottingen (Germany), RGD 8 (1972): Palo Alto (USA), RGD 7 (1970): Pisa (Italy), RGD 6 (1968): Cambridge (UK), RGD 5 (1966): Oxford (UK), RGD 4 (1964): Toronto (Canada), RGD 3 (1962): Paris (France), RGD 2 (1960): Berkeley (USA), RGD 1 (1958): Nice (France)

 

Board of honor

V. Aquilanti, G. A. Bird, A. V. Bobylev, I. Boyd, M. Capitelli, A. L. Garcia, J. K. Harvey, L. J. F. Hermans, F. Huisken, J. A. Kunc, J.C. Lengrand, M. Mareschal, J. N. Moss, K. Nanbu, Y. A. Rijov, A. Santos, Y. Sone, T. Ytrehus

 

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)