International Symposium on Gas Kinetics (gk2006)

Venue: International Symposium on Gas Kinetics

Location: Orléans, France

Event Date/Time: Jul 22, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2006
Early Registration Date: May 30, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2006
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19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics
Orléans, France July 22-27, 2006

The scientific programme will consist in oral and poster presentations. Scientists, engineers, and others interested in kinetics are invited to attend and participate in this biennial event. Scientists are encouraged to submit a one page (A4) abstract via the symposium web page using the provided template:

Deadline for abstracts submission:
March 30, 2006
Acceptance will be confirmed by April 15th.
Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will include sessions on the following topics: Astrochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Combustion and Plasmas, Elementary Processes and Energy Transfer, Reaction Dynamics
In addition there will be two poster sessions covering the full range of studies in gas kinetics and allied fields.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Horst Hippler (Karlsruhe, Polanyi Lecturer)
Dr. Dave Chandler (Sandia)
Prof. G. Gerber (Wuerzburg)
Prof. Georges Le Bras (Orléans)
Prof. Mike J. Pilling (Leeds)
Dr. Bertrand Rowe (Rennes)
Dr. Craig Taatjes (Sandia)
Prof. Eric Villenave (Bordeaux)

Previous meetings:

18th University of Bristol, 2004
17th University of Essen, 2002
16th University of Cambridge, 2000

Scientific Organising Committee:
Dr. M. A. Costen (Heriot-Watt)
Dr. R.A. Cox (Cambridge)
Dr. P. Dagaut (Orléans)
Professor D. E. Heard (Leeds)
Dr. M. R. Levy (Northumbria)
Dr. A. Mellouki (Orléans)
Dr. D. Rowley (UCL)
Dr. P.W. Seakins (Leeds)
Dr. D. E. Shallcross (Bristol)
Professor I.R. Sims (Rennes)

Local organisation:
Members of the LCSR-CNRS and the University of Orléans
Co-chairs: Drs. Abdelwahid Mellouki and Philippe Dagaut

General Information:

Complete updated information about the 19th International Symposium on Gas Kinetics including registration details, hotel and student residences accommodations, travel, etc. will be available at the following web page:


Manufacturers of scientific instruments used in laboratory, industry and field measurements, scientific software editors, and editors of scientific books and journals are invited to exhibit and demonstrate their products in a large hall located close to the main lecture room.

Additional information is available at the following web page:

Dates and Location:

The meeting will be held on July 22-27, 2006 at the University of Orléans, France. Orléans is situated in central France, along the banks of the Loire River. Only 130 kilometres south of Paris, Orléans is easily accessed by trains from Paris Austerlitz Station (about 60 minutes). The climate is friendly in July: the average daytime temperature is 24­27°C, but can reach into the 30s°C. Visitors should be prepared for the possibility of light showers.

The sessions will start on July 23rd and will end on July 27th early afternoon.

Participants will be accommodated at the student residences on the university campus and hotels close to tramway stations. The meeting buildings are also close to tramway stations.


University of Orléans

Additional Information

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