Hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory
at the
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
100 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The PDV 2020 Workshop will be held from May 18-21, 2020, in beautiful Northern New Mexico, USA. Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) is an important diagnostic in studies of the shock compression of condensed matter, high explosives, and other dynamic phenomenon. The workshop will cover new developments and applications in PDV, as well as associated diagnostics. Associated diagnostics include, for example, optical ranging, time of arrival diagnostics, various diagnostics to measure ejecta, and dynamic radiance/temperature measurements. Contributions on hardware design, analysis algorithms, and experimental results are welcome. Contributions on works in progress and from students are encouraged.

The workshop will include a special one-day hands-on class on PDV targeted for people new to the field. The class will be held at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) on Monday, May 18th. Participation in this class will be limited, and applications for the class will be closed in March to allow for selection of attendees and completing paperwork for LANL visitation. In selecting attendees from the applicants, we will try to assemble representation from a wide range of institutions. The class will be taught by experts in the field, and cover topics such as fundamental concepts behind PDV, different PDV architectures, practical considerations in fielding PDV, building a simple PDV, simple data analysis, and more.

The general sessions of the workshop will be held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Santa Fe on Tuesday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 20. A classified session will be held at LANL for participants with a DOE Q clearance on Thursday, May 21. A conference dinner is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Hilton Hotel.

If you know of colleagues who should be included in future announcements, particularly those outside the national laboratories, please respond to this announcement with their name(s) and email address(es) to

Please set aside May 18 - 21, 2020 for the PDV 2020 Workshop.

  • When

    Monday, May 18, 2020 - Thursday, May 21, 2020
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mountain Time

  • Where

    Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
    100 Sandoval St
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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