14th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice

Created by Thorsten Bartels-Rausch on Jul 14, 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018 at Zurich, Switzerland

Starts at 8:00 AM · Ends on Jan 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Thorsten Bartels-Rausch

Dear colleagues


The abstract submission is open for the 14th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice (PCI-2018 in Zürich) taking place in Zürich (Switzerland) between the 08-12 January 2018. This international symposium series dates back 55 years and is devoted to research on all aspects of ice. The broad field of topics is linked by the focus on fundamentals.



Please submit your abstract:  http://indico.psi.ch/event/PCI2018




  • Ice and Life (near and far, far away)

  • Surfaces, Interfaces and Nucleation

  • Ice Phases, Amorphous Ice and Glass Transitions

  • Crystal Growth

  • Microstructure and Mechanics

  • Cryospheric Processes (from glaciological friction, deformation and damage mechanics, snow dynamics and photochemistry to sea ice thermodynamics)



  • Katrin Amann-Winkel (Stockholm University, Sweden) on amorphous ice and glass transitions

  • Ian Baker (Dartmouth College, U.S.A.) on defects, micro-mechanics and fabric

  • Hendrik Bluhm (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A.) on water and ice surfaces

  • Livia Bove (EPFL, Switzerland) on high pressure phenomena

  • Ido Braslavsky (Hebrew University, Israel) on ice binding proteins and cryobiology

  • Yoshinori Furukawa (Hokkaido University, Japan) on crystal growth; fundamentals to experiments on the ISS

  • Ian Hewitt (University of Oxford, UK) on glaciological friction

  • Peter Kusalik (University of Calgary, Canada) on growths of ices from molecular simulations

  • Jan Pettersson (Univ. Gothenburg, Sweden) on heterogeneous ice nucleation

  • Steve Warren (Univ. of Washington) on optical properties of ice and snow

  • Jerome Weiss (ISTERRE, France) on sea ice rheology

  • Andrew Wells (University of Oxford, UK) on sea ice thermodynamics




Scientific disciplines addressed

  • glaciology

  • snow physics

  • atmospheric science

  • biology

  • astrophysics

  • condensed matter physics

  • surface science

  • geophysics

  • space science

  • material science

  • food technology

  • multi-phase chemistry

  • geo-materials

  • ice engineering


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 1.7.2017 - 20.9.2017

  • Registration: 16.10.2017 - 06.12.2017

  • Conference: Monday Jan 8, 2018 (early morning) - Friday Jan 12, 2018 (early afternoon).





Please visit http://indico.psi.ch/event/PCI2018 for more information.





Don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason that might arise,

best regards,

Thorsten Bartels-Rausch