Welcome to the 2012 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium Website! The Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS) is a biennial event organized by the Hypervelocity Impact Society that is dedicated to enabling and promoting an understanding of the basic physics of high-velocity impact and related technical areas. The Symposium serves as the principal forum for the discussion, interchange, and presentation of the physics of high- and hypervelocity impact and related technical areas. It is intended for scientists, engineers, and technical managers from academia, industry, government, and defense programs. The HVIS Symposia have a long-standing international reputation as a catalyst for stimulating research in this area through a wealth of oral and poster presentations, and commercial exhibits. The Symposium’s proceedings are the major archival source of papers published in this field.
The 12th in the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium series, HVIS 2012 will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from Sept. 16-20, 2012. Baltimore is a half-hour from Washington DC and is served by several major international airports. The area is home to several national laboratories as well as the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland.
Todd Bjerke and David Lambert are the co-chairs of the Symposium, while Lalit Chhabildas and Brett Sorensen are putting together the Technical Program.