October Joint Meeting With the AAAP

WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
WHERE: Duquesne University
RSVP BY: Monday, October 1, 2018

Dinner reservations are no longer being accepted.

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    5:30 PM Technology Forum: Power Center Ballroom
    5:30 PM Social Hour: Power Center Ballroom
    6:30 PM Dinner: Power Center Ballroom
    7:45 PM Business Meeting: Power Center Ballroom
    8:00 PM Technical Program: Power Center Ballroom
    Student Affiliate Meeting: Shepperson Suite


    5:30 PM Social Hour: Student Union – City View Café (6th Floor)
    6:30 PM Dinner: Student Union – City View Café (6th Floor)
    7:30 PM Student Affiliate Meeting: Student Union – Room 609
    7:40 PM Business Meeting: Mellon Hall of Science – Maurice Lecture Hall
    8:00 PM Technical Meeting: Mellon Hall of Science – Maurice Lecture Hall


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Dr. Joshua E. Schlieder, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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“Kepler, TESS, and the Exoplanet Revolution”
His lecture entitled “Alternative Medicine Meets Clinical Pharmacy” will define what Integrative Pharmacy is. He will discuss the effects and side-effects of the most common supplements in America and recognize the benefits versus the risks of combining dietary supplements with common prescription medicines. He will also touch upon a new way to look at a ‘homeostasis’ of drugs. supplements, and diet on organs and organ systems utilizing ‘frequency medicine.’

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Dana D. Dlott, School of Chemical Sciences & Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois

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“Shock Compression Science and Spectroscopic Investigations of Highly Energetic Materials”
We have developed a microscope that looks into materials and liquids as they are subjected to controlled high velocity impacts. These impacts generate shock waves that propagate a few kilometers per second, creating intense mechanical and thermal effects that can trigger new kinds of chemistry. One of these impacts can create pressures of 200,000 atm and temperatures of 4000K while compressing matter to half its density. In this talk, I will describe the shock compression microscope and the peripheral high-speed optical diagnostics that measure pressure, temperature, density and composition in real time. I will briefly visit a couple of application such a studying the chemistry of extreme water and shock compression of molecular architectures designed to dissipate shock energy, and then I will discuss shock initiation and detonation of high explosives, including liquid explosives and plastic-bonded explosives, where we fabricate arrays of tiny bombs and push them to detonation while we watch.